Machinery Technician School

The Machinery Technician School provides advanced and entry level training to one of the largest legacy ratings in the Coast Guard. The school provides over 15 courses to include hands-on training and instruction in:

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Engineering Administration
  • Governors and Engine Control Systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioning Systems
  • Other auxiliary systems

Students perform hands on training to include overhaul and operation of internal combustion engines, air conditioning units, hydraulics and other auxiliary systems common to Coast Guard units during instruction. The school includes the Machinery Technician "A" course and numerous Machinery Technician "C" courses.

Machinery Technician "A" Course (MK "A")

This intensive 13-week course located in Martin, Elbert and Villarreal Halls teaches selected non-rated personnel to perform as junior petty officers at an entry-level job in the Machinery Technician rating. Students are taught principles of theory, operation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of mechanical, auxiliary, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical machinery and systems. The following topics are covered during the course:

  • Leadership
  • Mechanical Skills – Tag-out, Gauges & Thermometers, Valves, Tubing, Piping, Packing, Gaskets, Seals, Flange Shielding, Brazing, Tapping, Threading, etc.
  • Hydraulic Theory, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Flexible Hose Maintenance and Repair Procedures
  • Centrifugal Pump Theory, Maintenance, Overhaul, Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Operation and Maintenance of Dewatering and Firefighting Pumps
  • Pump Shaft Alignment Procedures
  • Propulsion Shafting Seals
  • Air Compressor Theory and Maintenance
  • Basic Electrical Theory, Wiring, Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Trailer Maintenance and Repair
  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Theory, and HVAC
  • Outboard Motor Theory, Maintenance, Tune-up and Troubleshooting
  • Introduction to Maintenance and Requisition Supply Procedures, CMplus, References and Publications, NE-TIMS, Modernized Maintenance Systems and Tag-Out Procedures.
  • Internal Combustion Engine Theory, Maintenance, Overhaul, Casualty Control, and Troubleshooting
  • Fuel/Oil, Engine Coolant, Hydraulic Oil and Lube Oil Testing

Machinery Technician "C" Courses

Machinery Technician School offers a wide variety of courses in specialized training to better prepare our technicians for success in today's modernized Coast Guard and its operational environment.

  • Naval Engineering Administration (MK -1 & MK-1A)
  • Pratt & Whitney FT4A Gas Turbine (MK-4)
  • Hydraulic Systems & Equipment (MK-6)
  • General Motors Model 8-567-E2 & 8-645-E2 Diesel Engine (MK-14)
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (MK-22)
  • Caterpillar 6.25" Bore Diesel Engine (MK-25)
  • Caterpillar 3400 Series Diesel Engine (MK-26)
  • 270' WMEC Main Propulsion Control & Monitoring System (MK-29)
  • Paxman Valenta RP200M Diesel Engine (MK-30)
  • Motor Turbine Unit (MTU) - (MK-32)
  • Motor Turbine Unit (MTU) Electronic Service Tech - (CE3)
  • Motor Turbine Unit (MTU) Electronics Advanced Troubleshooting - (CE4)
  • Motor Turbine Unit (MTU) Maintainer - (CM2)
  • CMPlus Maintenance Module (CG-CMM)

Coast Guard Employee Access

It is recommended each Coast Guard employee visit TCYorktown's Portal site for additional Machinery Technician training information. Coast Guard Employee Access.