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Willard Marine offers exciting career opportunities in the maritime industry. Please explore our open positions below. To apply, forward your resume, cover letter, and contact details to our Human Resources Division at careers@willardmarine.com. Please include your full name and position of interest in the subject line of the e-mail. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Quality Control Inspector

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the direction of the Director of Manufacturing, the individual will:

  • Develop, maintain, and enforce the following programs:
    • Company's Safety and Environmental Program
    • DWP's
    • Annual Storm Water Sampling Programs
    • Hazardous Waste Program
    • Other programs as instructed by management
  • Formulate sampling procedures and develop forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.  Direct production in measurement, inspection and testing activities to ensure quality control and reliability.
  • Record, or, oversee recording of information to ensure accuracy of engineering drawings and documentation for production problems.  This includes weighing and measuring materials, equipment, products, maintaining relevant records using pertinent inspection tools for accurate doumnetation.
  • Develops test procedures per each contract specification requirements.
  • Analyze test data and make computations as necessary to dertermine test results.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Retains and reviews Quality Assurance documents and reports.
  • Research and reference ABYC, USCG, and other applicable standards.
  • Coordinate inspections and testing.
  • Sea trial vessels.
  • Travel to inspect vessels.
  • Assist in Project Management and overall company success.

PREREQUISITES:

  • Minimum High School Diploma.
  • Manufacturing environment or related experience.
  • Understanding of both Mechanical and Electrical systems.
  • Familiar with Microsoft word, excel, and outlook.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Boating experience
  • Bilingual Spanish-English
  • Working experience in a heavy equipment environment.
  • Previous ISO 9001:2015 experience

This position is based at Willard Marine's west coast operations in Oceanbeach, California.

We would like to hear from you!

For more information or to apply for this position:  careers@willardmarine.com

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Laminator

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the direction of the Mold Shop Supervisor or Director of Manufacturing, the individual shall:

  • Apply lacquers and waxes to mold surfaces to facilitate assembly and removal of laminated parts.
  • Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls.
  • Bond wood reinforcing strips to decks and cabin structures
  • Inspect, clean, and assemble molds before beginning work.
  • Mast off mold areas which are not to be laminated, using wax paper, masking tape, or special sprays containing mold-release substances.
  • Apply layers of plastic resin to mold surfaces prior to placement of fiberglass mats, repeating layers until products have the desired thickness and plastics have jelled..
  • Apply lacquers and waxes to mold surfaces to facilitate assembly and removal of laminated parts.
  • Mix catalysts into resins, and saturate cloth and mats with mixtures, using brushes  squeegees and rollers.
  • Place or press layers of saturated mat or cloth into place on molds, using brushes or hands, and smooth out wrinkles and air bubbles with hands or squeegees.
  • Repair or modify damaged or defective glass-fiber parts, checking thicknesses, densities, and contours to ensure a close fit after repair.
  • Select precut fiberglass mats, cloth, and core materials as required by projects being assembled.
  • Spray  resins, and catalysts onto prepared molds or dies using pneumatic spray guns with chopper attachments.
  • Pat or press layers of saturated mat or cloth into place on molds,using brushes or hands, and smooth out wrinkles and air bubbles with hands or squeegees.
  • Trim cured materials by sawing them with diamond-impregnated cutoff wheels, grinder, zol saw, sabor saw.
  • Trim excess materials from molds, using hand shears or trimming knives.
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed.       

 OTHER PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (face masks, goggles, etc.).

If interested, please submit your resume to careers@willardmarine.com We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Assembler 1

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the direction fo the Assembly Supervisor or Director of Manufacturing, the individual shall:

  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and fiberglass, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
  • Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saw.
  • Assemble and fasten hull to deck, using hand tools and fasteners.
  • Build or repair doors,  floors, and other  fixtures used in building boats, using  hand tools, and power tools.  Install doors, hatches, brackets, and benches.
  • Install Lifting fittings.
  • Operate machinery used in the production process, or assist machine operators.
  • Lift raw materials, finished products, and packed items manually or using hoists.
  • Separate products according to weight, grade, size, and composition of materials used to produce them.
  • Transfer finished products, raw materials, tools, or equipment between storage and work areas of plants and warehouses, by hand or using hand trucks or powered lift trucks.
  • Lay-out and drill, cut parts for assembly.
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed.

OTHER PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (safety glasses, masks, goggles, etc.).
  • Ability to lift 10-25 lbs. of material/push & pull boats.

REQUIRED SKILLS / EQUIPMENT / OTHER:

  • Must have general knowledge of building boats
  • Must bring your own tools to work each day, such as: tape measure, hand tools
  • Company supply all power tools: drill motor, screw gun, sabor saw, zal saw, skill saw

For inquiries or to apply:  careers@willardmarine.com 

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Electrical Apprentice

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the direction of the Lead Electrician, Shop Supervisor or Director of Manufacturing individual shall:

  • Assist electricians in assembling, installing, and maintaining electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using had tools and power tools.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers or other components.
  • Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
  • Assist in the repair or replacement of wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Fasten plastic boxes to bulkheads to boat electrical switches or outlets.
  • Assist in the assembly of electrical or electronic systems and support structures; and install components and units.
  • Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
  • Assist in the installation of electrical distribution including conduits, cables, wires, and related equipment such as circuit breakers, and switches.
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers.
  • Assist in the installation of equipment and accessories such as navigation equipment, and communication equipment.
  • Experience installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing 12v and 24v systems. (preferred)
  • Expected to learn the role of an electrician in order to advance in the company.
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed.

OTHER PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (safety glasses, masks, goggles, etc.).

For inquiries or to apply:  careers@willardmarine.com 

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Mechanic Apprentice

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the direction of the Lead Mechanic, Shop Supervisor or Director of Manufacturing, individual shall:

  • Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, jacks and hoists. 
  • Raise heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.
  • Assist in the inspection and verification of dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
  • Assist in the inspection, repair, and maintenance of mechanical equipment and machinery such as pumps and compressors.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks such as lubricating and cleaning parts.
  • Assist in dismantling machines and subassemblies to gain access to and repair or replace defective parts.
  • Assist in emergency repairs.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules.
  • Assist in installing steering system, water jets, engines, fuel systems, raw water system, controls, deck and hardware.
  • Basic math skills (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplycation, Division).
  • Coordinate work assignment preparation and completion with other workers.
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed.
  • Previous experience in the marine industry preferred.
  • Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors.

OTHER PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (safety glasses, masks, goggles, etc.)

For inquiries or to apply:  careers@willardmarine.com 

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Electrician

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under the direction of the Lead Electrician, Shop Supervisor or Vice President, Manufacturing, individual shall perform the following:

  • Assemble, install and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment and fixtures, using had tools and power tools.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers or other components.
  • Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Fasten plastic boxes to bulkheads to boat electrical switches or outlets.
  • Assemble electrical or electronic systems and support structures; and install components and units.
  • Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
  • Read and interpret schematic drawings.
  • Install electrical distribution including conduits, cables, wires, and related equipment such as circuit breakers, and switches.
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers.
  • Install equipment and accessories such as navigation equipment, and communication equipment.
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed.

Other Physical Requirements:
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (safety glasses, masks, goggles, etc.).

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.   For more inquiries or to apply please email: careers@willardmarine.com

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Assembler

Serving as a global leader in composite boat manufacturing since 1957, Willard Marine, Inc. is a recognized pioneer in the design and construction of high performance boats. In the 1980s, Currently offering over 20 models of world-class watercraft in both composite and aluminum configurations, Willard Marine is headquartered in Anaheim, California with additional facilities in Virginia Beach. Our bi-coastal manufacturing facilities and experienced staff ensure that Willard Marine's future reflects nothing less than our legacy - boats of unmatched quality since 1957.

We are seeking a several Assemblers to join our growing team.

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Mechanic

Serving as a global leader in composite boat manufacturing since 1957, Willard Marine, Inc. is a recognized pioneer in the design and construction of high performance boats. In the 1980s, Willard Marine expanded its focus from recreational and commercial use to include military, law enforcement and public safety requirements. With over 50 years of design, engineering and manufacturing experience, repeat customers include the US Navy, US Coast Guard, Homeland Security, NOAA, Law Enforcement Agencies, and foreign governments alike. These are the most challenging customers in the world and represent the most demanding requirements. In response, Willard Marine boats have an unsurpassed record of reliable and durable performance under the most demanding conditions. It is no accident that the US Navy has placed Willard Marine RIBs on almost every significant surface ship in its fleet, more RIBs than all our competitors combined.

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Aluminum Welder

Serving as a global leader in composite boat manufacturing since 1957, Willard Marine, Inc. is a recognized pioneer in the design and construction of high performance boats. In the 1980s, Willard Marine expanded its focus from recreational and commercial use to include military, law enforcement and public safety requirements. With over 50 years of design, engineering and manufacturing experience, repeat customers include the US Navy, US Coast Guard, Homeland Security, NOAA, Law Enforcement Agencies, and foreign governments alike. These are the most challenging customers in the world and represent the most demanding requirements. In response, Willard Marine boats have an unsurpassed record of reliable and durable performance under the most demanding conditions. It is no accident that the US Navy has placed Willard Marine RIBs on almost every significant surface ship in its fleet, more RIBs than all our competitors combined.

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Willard Boat Owners Group RENDEZVOUS 2020

Meet up with fellow Willard owners at the Willard Marine Trawler Owners' annual rendezvous -- the next one is July 15-17, 2016 at Oak Harbor Marina in beautiful Oak Harbor WA 98277.  To reserve a slip you can do so through DOCKWA 

Contact information for details:  Bob Cofer bobcofer@gmail.com 

For more information visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/460799682454364/permalink/460802029120796/

 

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