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Variety of jobs offered in Ocean and Water Industry

With over 45,000 Blue Economy jobs in San Diego, you can use some help navigating the waters.

From good-paying entry-level merchant mariner positions to Post-Doctorate Research, San Diego has many jobs in the Blue Economy. Here is a sample of the jobs offering career advancement and good pay.

Blue Careers

Operating Engineer
Assembler
Firmware Engineer
Market Research
Custom Test Technician
Production Machinist
Sr. Embedded ROV Engineer
Product Development Specialist
Product Quality Inspector
Mechanical Design Engineer
Boat Captain
Marine Engineers
Side Scan Sonar Analyst
Professional Hydrographer
Computer Vision Engineer

Salty Jobs

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Operating Engineer
General manager
Yacht Marine Mechanic & Assistants
Engine Technician
Yacht Painter & Assistants
Yacht Detailer
Yard Manager, Assistants & Yard Help
Yard Detailer/Painter
Marina Yard Worker
Outboard Technician
Lift Operator
Dockmaster
Assistant Dockmaster
Boat Hauler / General Yard Worker
Boat Dealerships
General manager
Boat Sales Manager
Service Manager
Service Writer / Advisor
Licensed Yacht Brokers
Customer Service
Boat detailer and technician
Marine Technician
Marine Mechanic
Marine Service Office Help
Painter & Varnisher
Marine Fiberglass Repairer
Truck Driver/Boat Hauler
Retail Stores
General Manager & Assistant Manager
Cashier
Inventory Specialist
Operations Manager
Sales Associate
Sales Expert
Sales Manager
Stock Associate
Store Manager
Team Leader
Truck Crew
Crew & Charter
Captain
Chief Steward
Steward/ess
Chef- Culinary Trained or Apprentice
Chief Cook
Second Cook
General Vessel Assistant
Mate – Licensed or Unlicensed
Engineer- Licensed or Unlicensed
Deckhand

Ocean Careers

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Able Seamen
Aquarists
Able Seamen
Boiler Operators and Tenders - Low Pressure
Bridge and Lock Tenders
Commercial Divers
Computer Software Engineers
Dredge Operators
Electrical Engineering Technicians
Electrical Engineers
Electricians
Environmental Cleanup (Hazardous Spill) Technicians
Environmental Consultants
Environmental Enforcement Officers (or Environmental Compliance Inspectors)
Environmental Monitoring Technician
Fish and Game Wardens
Fish Hatchery Managers
Fishers
Geological Data Technicians
Geological Sample Test Technicians
Hoist and Winch Operators
Hydrographic Survey Technicians
Hydrologists
Marine Architects
Marine Biologists
Marine Cargo and Freight Agents
Marine Geologists
Marine Resource Managers
Marine Technicians
Mates- ship, boat and barge
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Mechanical Engineers
Metal Fabricators
Motorboat Mechanics
Motorboat Operators
Oil and Gas Derrick Operators
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators
Oil and Gas Roustabouts
Ordinary Seamen/Oilers
Petroleum Engineers
Petroleum Pump System Operators
Physical Oceanographic Technicians
Pilots - Ship
Pipe Fitters
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Technicians
Riggers
Sales Representatives (marine)
Ship and Boat Captains
Ship Carpenters and Joiners
Ship Loaders
Ship's Engineers
Shipwrights
Stevedores
Supervisors and Managers of Aquacultural Workers
Wellhead Pumpers

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