US Army Watercraft Engineer
U.S. Army
McMinnville, OR

Watercraft engineers are primarily responsible for supervising or performing maintenance on Army watercraft and auxiliary equipment on marine vessels.

Job Duties

  • Perform daily systems checks
  • Repair and maintain gasoline and diesel engines
  • Troubleshoot and repair watercraft propulsion machinery
  • Repair and service hoisting, lift machinery and engine-related electrical systems


Job training for a watercraft engineer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Internal combustion engine theory
  • Repair of electronic and electrical machinery systems
  • Service and repair of fuel injection systems
  • Welding and machine shop fabrication

Basic Qualifications

  • 17– 34 years of age
  • U.S.citizen or I-551 green card / permanent resident
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • No major current medical issues
  • No major law violations and no open law violations

As one of the largest employers inthe United States, the U.S. Army offers many competitive benefits to you andyour family:

  • Money for college
  • Bonus opportunities up to $40,000
  • College credits earned through your training
  • Most jobs no experience is needed
  • Paid training
  • Food and lodging provided
  • Uniforms and necessary equipment provided
  • Competitive medical and dental plans
  • Competitive retirement options
  • Access to free services such as notary, financial advisors, legal advice, etc.
  • And more …

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $25,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Signing bonus
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement