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

Mechanic Technician

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Mechanic (Oceanside, CA)

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.

Currently offering over 20 models of world-class watercraft in both composite and aluminum configurations, Willard Marine is headquartered in Oceanside, California with additional facilities in Chesapeake, Virginia. 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.

Skills Summary

Under the direction of the Lead Mechanic, Shop Supervisor or Vice President, Manufacturing, individual:

• Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, jacks and hoists.

• Raise heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.

• Perform preventative maintenance tasks such as lubricating and cleaning parts.

• Perform related duties as required.

• Working knowledge of mechanical systems, hydraulics.

• Basic mathematical skills, such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

Primary Responsibilities

• Be able to install steering system, water jets, engines, fuel systems, raw water system, controls, deck and hardware.

• Dismantle machines and subassemblies to gain access to and repair or replace defective parts.

• Inspect, repair, and maintain mechanical equipment and machinery such as pumps and compressors.

• Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul all types of diesel engines.

• Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints, and procedure manuals.

• Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory

• Must be available to work overtime as needed.

• Perform emergency repairs.

• Oceanside, California


Willard Marine offers an exciting and supportive business environment. We develop our people and reward their contribution. We work with openness and integrity. If interested, please submit your resume to We are an equal opportunity employer.

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