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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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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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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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Anaheim, Calif. – August 4, 2016 – The United States Navy and Willard Marine have executed a licensing agreement for a Willard Marine boat design to serve as the guideline for the Navy’s new 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB) government design.

For 27 years, Willard Marine has designed and built U.S. Navy ship-board RIBs that are 7- and 11-meters in length featuring a wide variety of propulsion, deck and outfitting arrangements. This licensing agreement allows the U.S. Navy to utilize Willard’s Sea Force® 1100, U.S. Navy model RIB design to create an all new Navy 11-meter RIB. The new RIBs will be used in their American fleets around the world, and it enables select international militaries to purchase the vessels through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs. The Navy pursued the licensing agreement with Willard Marine in an effort to maximize commonality between the old and new 11m RIB platforms, minimize time and money spent on boat operations training, maintenance, repair and service.

Through the U.S. Navy FMS program, Willard Marine has also provided SEA FORCE® 1100 RIBs to foreign militaries such as Lebanon, Mexico and the Ukraine.

“We are honored that the largest and most prestigious Navy on the globe has chosen a Willard Marine design to serve as their guideline for the new 11-meter RIB design,” said Ulrich Gottschling, President and CEO of Willard Marine. “The U.S. Navy and our allies who leverage the FMS program to procure this boat are assured of a proven, seaworthy design” added Gottschling.

Since its founding in 1957, Willard Marine has developed world-class watercraft for the U.S. military, Department of Homeland Security, foreign governments, law enforcement agencies, search and rescue organizations and private companies. Willard Marine is also the exclusive builder of commercial vessels originally designed by SeaArk Marine and Crystaliner. Based in California with facilities in Maryland and Virginia, Willard Marine is ISO 9001:2008 certified and the sole American manufacturer of SOLAS rescue boats.

Contact: Bob Beck
Willard Marine, Inc.
+1 (714) 666-2150 ext. 272
kjacquelin@willardmarine.com

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solasAnaheim, Calif. – Jan. 26, 2016 – Willard Marine, Inc., recently delivered a SOLAS 670 rescue boat to the U.S. Army to serve aboard the USACE Dredge McFarland in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Outfitted with a Volvo Penta D3 220hp inboard engine paired with a Hamilton Jet HJ2274 water jet, the 22’ 5” SOLAS rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) performs at speeds of up to 26.5 knots and accommodates nine passengers. A Cranston Eagle single-point lifting frame is incorporated into the SOLAS 670 to allow for a more dynamic launch and recovery system. Extensive safety features include a self-righting frame and a 40-ounce, UV-resistant polyurethane collar with a reinforced rub strake.

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33 Crystaliner New Color Scheme 3Anaheim, Calif. – Jan. 13, 2016 – Willard Marine, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of mission-proven boats, has received an order to produce a 33-foot, fiberglass harbor patrol boat for the Oceanside Police Department in California based on the iconic “Crystaliner” boat design.

The order from Oceanside Police Department marks the first Crystaliner to be purchased from Willard Marine since they acquired the licensing and manufacture rights from Crystaliner, which folded in 2012.

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Sea Force RAM 630 PIFSC.Main ImageAnaheim, Calif. – Willard Marine, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of mission-proven boats, was awarded a contract by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to produce a 20’08” rigid hull inflatable boat for the Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) to facilitate their fisheries and marine mammal research in the Pacific region.

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scorpionOn October 12, CBS premiered a new episode of their hit TV show Scorpion which featured a SEA FORCE® 1100 RIB built by Willard Marine for the U.S. Navy. The vessel can be seen at the 4:46 marker of the episode titled Robots as the Scorpion team is taken to a special-ops nuclear submarine.

To watch the full episode, visit the CBS website here: http://www.cbs.com/shows/scorpion/video/A8F41702-C1A1-0BC7-8F43-48493CBBCD4E/scorpion-robots/ 

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SEA FORCE 777Anaheim, Calif. – October 07, 2015 – Willard Marine, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of mission-proven boats, unveiled their new SEA FORCE® 777 this week at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney, Australia.

This military-grade, fiberglass, rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) is 7.77-meters long, 2.74-meters wide, and designed with a deep-V hull for maximum stability in the roughest sea conditions. The Steyr SE306J38 diesel engine with ZF-63 marine gear powering a Hamilton Jet drive HJ-274 provides 300 horsepower for a 9-member crew and can achieve 32 knots. Nine Ullman Dynamics shock-mitigating seats are installed for crew comfort and safety.

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NOAA Research Ship DrawingAnaheim, Calif. – October 1, 2015 – Willard Marine, global leader in the manufacture of mission-proven boats, was awarded a contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with three aluminum Hydrographic Survey Launch Ships.

The three 28-foot Hydrographic Survey Launch Ships (HSLs) will be used on the coastal waters of the United States to conduct oceanographic surveys with hull-mounted and towed sonar units. A Cummins QSC8.3 engine capable of 510 HP with a ZF Marine 305-2 transmission will be used to power the boats. Outfitted to support traditional manned survey operations, the HSLs will offer additional flexibility to add unmanned autonomous capability. Two Willard Marine HSLs will be built for the 208-foot NOAA ship Thomas Jefferson, and an additional Willard Marine HSL will be built for the 231-foot NOAA ship Rainier, reported by NOAA to be one of the most modern and productive hydrographic survey platforms of its type in the world.

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MP2Anaheim, Calif. – September 30, 2015 – Willard Marine, Inc., will be touring the United States offering test drives of their new MISSION PRO™ 730, a fiberglass rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) that they designed with input from some of the largest maritime patrol units in the country.

The nearly 24-foot long and 9-foot wide RHIB is designed with a deep-V hull for maximum stability in the roughest sea conditions, and offers 300 horsepower from twin 150 Mercury four-stroke engines. The 40-ounce polyurethane WING inflatable collar has reinforced rub-strakes to reduce risk of boat damage upon boarding and stability during weight shifts. Providing protection from the elements, there is an aluminum T-top over the ergonomic center console, which features cup holders, a weather-protected laptop compartment, and an aft-folding windscreen that is safe and convenient for one-person crews.

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30 ft ob profileAnaheim, Calif. – September 3, 2015 – The United States Department of State awarded a contract to Willard Marine, Inc., to provide the Philippine National Police Maritime Group with patrol vessels equipped to conduct search and rescue operations along Philippine maritime borders.

This contract marks the third time Willard Marine has been chosen to provide military vessels to the Philippines. Willard has also developed boats recently for international military use by the Navy of Ukraine and the Nepalese Army.

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 O0C8998compressedAnaheim, Calif. June 9, 2015 – The U.S. Navy has exercised an option on their contract for 11-meter rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) with Willard Marine, Inc., requesting five more RIBs in addition to the 10 that the Navy had previously ordered in 2014.

Willard Marine will provide three 11-meter Open Center Console (OCC) boats that will be equipped with twin Cummins QSB6.7 380-hp engines, and two Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) boats equipped with twin Cummins QSB6.7 480-hp engines, both versions of which will be paired with Hamilton Jet HJ292 water jets.

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11 meter RIB trailerToday, Willard Marine shipped another 11-meter open center console rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to Virginia, fulfilling our contract with the U.S. Navy to supply two variants of 11-meter RIB boats for a standard ship's boat operations.  Willard Marine has been supplying the Navy and their Foreign Military Sales division with these types of 11-meter RIB boats for 15 years, and additional 11-meter vessels have been procured by the U.S. Coast Guard. 

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Sorenson Jimmy websiteAnaheim, Calif.,May 4, 2015 – Willard Marine, Inc., a preeminent manufacturer of proven military, commercial and law enforcement boats, announced the addition of Jimmy Sorenson as their  Regional Sales Manager for the Gulf Coast and Florida.

Sorenson served 11 years with the U.S. Coast Guard in many roles including Machinery Technician and Maritime Law Enforcement Instructor, and earned the prestigious boat coxswain certification.  For the past 14 years, Sorenson managed business for an aluminum boat manufacturer, including proposal and quote development for a team of sales representatives.

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Beck BobbyAnaheim, Calif.May 1, 2015 – Willard Marine, a leading manufacturer of aluminum and fiberglass commercial and military boats, will present at the High Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) Forum in Lisbon, Portugal, next week. The HSBO Forum gathers professionals from around the world to discuss new development, research, technology, operational procedures and equipment for high speed boating.

Willard Marine Director of Sales, Bob Beck, will present Operational Risk Management procedures and a method to evaluate risk using a customary U.S. Coast Guard model. Beck will also discuss procedures used by the U.S. Coast Guard in their daily operations for risk assessment, and conduct an exercise in evaluating a casualty scenario on a small rigid inflatable boat.

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Pursuant to our customer contract requirements and ISO certification procedures, Willard Marine performed Builder Trials in Long Beach Harbor on the newest 11-meter military RIB. At the helm from left to right are Naval Architect Zack Zuker, VP of Manufacturing Dave Gutierrez, and Quality Assurance Manager Debbie Andrews.

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Structural Composites

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA


Willard Marine Delivers First 7M Fleet Ready Advanced Combatant Craft for Evaluations.

Structural Composites is pleased to announce that Willard Marine, Inc. has built and delivered the first 7M Fleet Ready (7MFR) Advanced Combatant Craft for evaluations.  The 7MFR provides the durability and maintainability of solid laminate construction at a weight equal to sandwich construction.

Structural Composites (SC) and the Navy will be testing and qualifying the fleet ready version of the advanced combatant craft.  Moving from prototypes to fleet ready craft will allow the Navy to evaluate SC’s SBIR technology in operational conditions, and this advances our Technology Readiness Level to TRL-8.

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