Torch River Marine



231.322.4495 Phone

Ext. 3 SERVICE       Ext. 4 RENTALS

Ext. 19 USED BOAT SALES      


231.322.6246 Fax  

12906 Cherry Avenue    
Rapid City MI 49676​      

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Torch River Marine is located at the South end of Torch Lake with over 100 wet slips, 400 rack store slips, 19 rental boats, and 3 full service mechanical bays.  We are currently seeking an experienced marine mechanic, a service manager, a forklift truck operator, and one or two marine mechanic interns.  We are a seasonal employer from mid April through mid November, with layoffs during the winter.  All employees are expected to work 8+ hour days, weekends, and holidays.  Hourly or salary wages are negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Marine Mechanic's Responsibilities

  • Provide own tools and storage for tools. 
  • Work independently at the shop, off-site, or at other marinas, during all seasons, and on all mechanical and electrical systems associated with boats and other aquatic vessels for our clients.
  • Perform mechanical and safety inspections of vessels. 
  • Conduct routine maintenance such as oil changes and winterizations
  • Gas engine diagnostics and repair, engine drive diagnostics and repair, plumbing, sanitation systems, fuel systems, and electrical systems.
  • Document all inspection and repair jobs, test the results of work performed.
  • Aid with installing new systems, upgrading existing systems, conducting operational tests, and suggesting modifications.
  • Accept tasks from the Service Manager while planning and implementing the execution strategy.
  • Interact with individuals to providing exceptional customer service and maintaining the highest levels of performance and productivity
  • Continuously expand knowledge of engines, electronics, and boat operations.
  • Maintain an advanced skill set in at least one area of the service department: Inboard gas engines, I/O gas engines, Outboard engines, or marine diagnostics.​

 Marine Mechanic's Required Skills​

  • Uphold a clean and coordinated work area with safety practices in place.
  • Utilize problem-solving abilities to test, troubleshoot, and repair a variety of mechanical systems.
  • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Highly motivated with a high standard of excellence
  • Positive customer service attitude
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Bonus Qualifications for Marine Mechanic:

  • 1+ years of experience in a technical repair position.
  • Over 1 year of customer service experience.
  • Marine Repair Certification/Training from an accredited institution is encouraged.
  • Ability, or learning motivation, to operate on different boats, with a wide range of years and models.​

​​Marine Mechanic's Working Conditions
The noise level in the work environment is usually medium to loud. The work can be moderately dirty with varying temperatures throughout the seasons. Outdoor work is expected. Work on the water and docks is also expected. The employee must be able to lift and/or move varying amounts of weight (up to 50 lbs. or more), depending on the task at hand. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to kneel, bend at the waist, and work in a standing position for a period of time. Must be able to climb stairs. Simultaneous and often repetitive use of hand, wrist, and fingers is required.