Diesel Mechanic
Allen Marine Tours, Juneau
Juneau, AK

$26 - $32 an hour



Are you looking for great position in an exciting place with a rewarding company? You will be working in a fast-paced environment working on the largest fleet of tour and small ship cruising vessels in the country. This dynamic work environment will challenge and engage you. The position includes working on new builds, retrofits, and repairs.

A Little About Us:
Allen Marine, the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat that became the St. Michael- the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels named after saints of the family’s Russian Orthodox faith.

By working together, the Allen’s were able to keep pace with Alaska’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. The Allen Marine tours of today are highly professional, staffed with well-trained crews, and guided by gifted naturalists. While altogether more polished marine tours than in the days when Betty and her children served treats and dispensed Russian tea from a samovar while Bob ran the boat, Allen Marine remains a company owned, operated, and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.

Allen Marine’s success can be traced to Bob and Betty’s competitive drive, creativity, ingenuity, and good timing. But the most important ingredient is family. In the early years, as the couple struggled to keep their business afloat, their children worked beside them—cleaning, crewing, and later, skippering the vessels. Bob and Betty’s children and grandchildren now run the company.

Key Duties:

Perform mechanical and technical work on diesel and gas engines and generators, marine jet and standard propulsion systems, and small vessel and outboard systems on vessels ranging from 19-200 plus feet. You must be able to lead small teams during repair projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Install, maintain and troubleshoot diesel and gas engines, generators, jets, shaft and propellers as well as other associated machinery
  • Install pumps, build brackets associated with mechanical components
  • Install piping, fabricate manifolds, and install bathroom fixtures
  • Run fuel lines, wiring harnesses, control cables associated with marine engine installation
  • Rebuild different kinds of diesel engines
  • Line up engines for drive lines, exhaust, and saltwater plumbing
  • Occasional travel to remote ports
  • Other tasks may be required associated with regular operations of the company, assigned by Port Captain and Port Engineer


  • High School Degree or equivalent
  • Diesel Mechanic technical training completed or 3+ years in-depth diesel mechanic experience
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least 80 lbs, climb ladders, work in small compartments/spaces, work on feet a full day, able to wear personal protective equipment such as respirator, safety glasses, hearing protection
  • Receive direction from and provide feedback to manager including job status, problems, better solutions or recommended adjustments to the plan
  • Able and willing to work overtime if needed
  • Experience working with electronics and wiring systems, repair and installation a plus
  • Experience with boat plumbing a plus
  • Welding experience preferred
  • Must demonstrate a safety mindset with attention to detail
  • Must be self-directed, organized, and team-oriented
  • Highly professional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills required
  • Must be willing to submit to a background check and pre-employment physical, and pre-employment drug screening with ongoing enrollment in a drug testing program

Job Profile

  • Hours are full time. Expect overtime during summer months
  • Work environment may be dusty & below room temperature
  • Employee may be required to work outdoors year-round
  • Employee will work closely with a team of Oilers, Engineers, Mechanics, and others
  • This is a non-supervisory position
  • Supervised by Port Captain and Port Engineer

Job Type: Full-time


Salary: $26.00 to $32.00 /hour

DOE. This is full time and benefited position. Benefits include vacation, sick, and personal leave; medical benefits and 401(k)

How to Apply

1. Apply directly with us online at https://allenmarinetours.com/contact/jobs/juneau/

2. Apply via Indeed

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $26.00 to $32.00 /hour


  • Fabrication or Welding: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Diesel Mechanic: 3 years (Required)
  • Marine Diesel: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Morning (Preferred)
  • Mid-Day (Preferred)
  • Evening (Preferred)
  • Graveyard (Preferred)


  • Diesel engines
  • Mechanic experience
  • Customer service
  • Diagnostics