Join the MER Team!

Founded in 1964 in the aftermath of Alaska’s largest earthquake, MER Equipment Inc. (then Marine Engine Repair) was established to repair the damaged fleet and get them back on the water. From new construction to repowers and repairs, MER continues to work with the maritime industry to keep vessels on the water and running efficiently. In 2015, we were invited by John Deere to become an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to develop our BOLLARD™ line of marine generators. We are continually designing new products to add to the BOLLARD line.

Our process is to start with the most reliable engines, generators, and power transmission components and design and build them into custom packages tailored to the commercial marine fleet. We focus on fuel efficiency, ease of maintenance, longevity, versatility and protection devices. We incorporate proven products for fuel efficiency, sound reduction, reduced emissions, and design for ease of installation and serviceability. All with the goal of minimizing the cost of ownership for our customers.

Current Openings

MARINE ENGINE & GENERATOR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

MER Equipment is currently recruiting for a full-time Service Technician. The ideal candidate will have experience working within the marine industry and possess specific knowledge of diesel engine and generator repair. The Service Technician will provide service calls to MER customers and work with management to sell and promote the total menu of MER products and services. This position will work at project site areas that may not be climate controlled and subject to heat, humidity or cold.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Respond to service calls and emails to ensure that the service requirements of our customers are met in a timely manner.
• Work with the Product Support Manager to ensure that all work performed is done within the designated time frame and specifications.
• Make recommendations to customers on other work that may be beneficial for their vessel or work that will be needed soon.
• Ensure that personal industry knowledge is current to the needs of the company.
• Be responsible for proper disposal of waste products and leave job sites in clean and acceptable condition.
• Gain approval from customers for any additional service work or repairs that may be performed.
• Perform all work to the highest quality standards while meeting each customer’s satisfaction.

Education:

High school diploma/G.E.D.
Technical training in diesel engines is preferred.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in marine diesel engine and generator repair.
  • MER Equipment is a custom fabrication, and small production facility. Everything is essentially project oriented. You will be joining a team of salesmen, engineers, designers, fabricators, and techs to help plan/build/assemble/test custom equipment.
  • This is a dynamic, fun place to work, so you must have a sense of humor and be able to play well with others.

This is a full-time, hourly position, with opportunities for overtime and career advancement.

Benefits include company paid medical, dental, vision, vacation and sick leave.

Please send a resume with relevant experience/talents/skills to Moises@merequipment.com

PRODUCTION WIRING, ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN

MER Equipment is currently recruiting for a full-time Production Wiring, Assembly Technician.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Being a production team member that will also work with the sales/design team assembling and wiring generator equipment.
  • Mounting electrical components
  • Fabricating engine and generator wiring harnesses
  • Assembling generator control panels
  • Test running generator sets and engines per checklist
  • Troubleshooting of basic DC engine controls and AC 3 phase generator operation.

Required Traits/ Skills:

  • Applicants must be creative problem solvers, be able to both take direction well and at times work with minimal instruction.
  • Must have experience in following wiring diagrams.
  • Must have an understanding of basic AC and DC circuitry and experience with hand tools, wire strippers/cutters, etc.
  • Must have basic computer skills.  Quickbooks experience is a plus.
  • Experience designing DC engine wiring harness and control circuits, as well as PLC design and programming, is also a plus.
  •  Must be able to lift 50lbs and work on your feet for long periods of time.

This is a full-time, hourly position, with opportunities for overtime and career advancement.

Benefits include company paid medical, dental, vision, vacation and sick leave.

Please send a resume with relevant experience/talents/skills to Tiffany@merequipment.com.