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Willard Marine Opens New Head Office in Oceanside, CA

WM Head Office - Oceanside

Oceanside, CA,  August 2022 - Willard Marine, Inc. (Willard), a leading builder of composite and aluminum boats for over 65 years, announces the relocation to its new corporate head office from Anaheim to Oceanside, CA.

The move indicates the an expansion of both staff and production capabilities in anticipation of a record year for 2023.  The Oceanside location will continue to provide new production, repair, and refurbishing of Willard's composite boats.

Oceanside, also known as Willard West, will have close to 110,000 square feet of interior and exterior space for all its corporate operations on a 2.5 acres property.

Jordan Angle, Willard Marine's CEO, commented that this new location provides convenient access to water operations, and will house all our Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Finance and Administration teams.  Jordan indicated "This committment to our new facility in Oceanside, will not only prepare us for a growth in our market sector, but we also are committed to establishing a new relationship with the Oceanside community, which is now our new home."

New Contact Information:

4602 North Avenue., Oceanside, CA 92056.   Telephone: (714) 666-2150

About Willard Marine, Inc

Willard Marine builds mission proven boats as tough and worthy as those who depend on them. Law enforcement, military, and commercial mariners around the world place unwavering confidence in their Willard boats and the talented men and women who design, build, and service them. It is always our mission to help mariners complete theirs.

Willard has a proven track record of designing and building some of the safest, most rugged vessels in the world. Since our founding in 1957, Willard has provided more than 1,500 boats to the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corp., as well as allied foreign military, law enforcement agencies, search and rescue organizations and commercial companies. Based in California, with additional facilities in Chesapeake, VA, Willard is the sole American manufacturer of SOLAS approved rescue boats. Willard boats are built to meet a variety of standards including USCG, ABYC, and ABS among others, and we are proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified, which requires that we maintain a strict Quality Management System that consistently yields high-quality boats at reduced costs and more efficient production timelines for our clients.

Willard is proud to say that none of our clients have reported a hull-failure. This is a reflection of our quality engineering and manufacturing processes combined with our exceptional attention to detail found in everything from our orderly electrical wiring to the strategic placement of scupper holes. We stand behind our work and offer a comprehensive warranty so that our customers can enjoy many decades of safe operation, reliable performance, and low-cost maintenance with a Willard Marine boat! 

Contact:

Sales and General Inquiries:  Sales@willardmarine.com

Media: Marketing@willardmarine.com 

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Willard Marine Relocates its East Operations to New Facility in  Chesapeake, Virginia

Willard EAST

Oceanside, CA, August, 2022 -- Willard Marine, Inc. (Willard), a leading builder of composite and aluminum boats for 65 years, announces the relocation and expansion of its East Coast operations to Chesapeake, VA. 

The new Chesapeake facility has waterfront access, provides additional production capacity to meet anticipated growth, along with increased ability to produce metal boats. Willard’s mid-Atlantic location provides shorter delivery distances and faster repair times for East Coast military and commercial customers. 

Willard’s Director of Manufacturing, Joe Nangle, commented about the relocation, “The move of our East Coast facility to our new location, will allow us to have a total capacity of 14,400 sq/ft. This will increase our service capacity and expand our metal boat production capabilities.” 

Tim Pridemore, Director of Service, will oversee operations in the new facility, SOLAS rescue boat inspections, testing and certification, and global customer support.

Willard Marine - East will conform to WMI’s ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management system and become be an ISO 9001:2015 certified location later this year

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Stock Room Assistant (Oceanside, CA)

Description:

Willard Marine is looking for an independent self motivated individual to serve as a liason with suppliers.  This position is based in Willard Marine Oceanside, CA facility.  To apply for this role, please send current resume to careers@willardmarine.com

The role of Stock Room Assistand, will be responsible for logistics, planning and coordination of all material/parts in our manufacturing and repair facility.  The administrative duties will require having an analytical review of vendor performance, evaluating alternative sources of procurement to align with targeted cost efficiences.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Careful monitoring of shipping dates and on-going communication with suppliers and vendors to include price updates and supply chain issues.
  • Proactively negotiate payment terms, discount pricing and bulk orders
  • Monitor Inventory and Purchasing report while maintaining adequate stocking levels for anticipated and current production needs
  • Consistently review parts and supply inventory levels in bins, production areas, and shelves
  • Create requisitions that align with upcoming work and production demands
  • Report on stock handling equipment, inventory variations, material loss,   and receiving returns
  • Distribute parts and material to production areas with updates to inventory reports
  • Cut stock to size required for production specifications
  • Oversee continuous quality control over vendors, personel, service levels, and inspection results.
  • Other admnistrative duties can be detailed in further communcations

 

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Engineering Manager (Oceanside, CA)

Willard Marine recently acquired the exclusive licenses to build military, commercial, law enforcement and rescue vessels originally designed by SeaArk Marine and Crystaliner.

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 of mission-proven boats since 1957.

Willard Marine is searching for an Engineering Manager to serve as a leader within the Engineering team and grow their knowledge base, overall skill sets and contributions to the business. The Engineering Manager will report to the Director of Engineering and act as a key member of the Management Team, working collaboratively with Operations, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales, Marketing and Finance.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
We are seeking an accomplished engineer to help lead and coordinate activities of the Engineering Department within the Commercial and Government markets. This person will lead and supervise project engineering, process engineering, estimating, product drawing and new product development. She/he will confer with management and production staff to determine engineering feasibility and cost efficiencies in order to lead performance excellence and continued growth.

 

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Laminator (Oceanside, CA)

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.).

This position is located in Oceanside, CA. If interested, please submit your resume to careers@willardmarine.com We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Assembler (Oceanside, CA)

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.

 

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Quality Control Inspector (Oceanside, CA)

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.

 

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Electrical Apprentice (Oceanside, CA)

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 (Oceanside, CA)

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.)

This position is based in Oceanside, California. For inquiries or to apply:  careers@willardmarine.com 

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Electrician (Oceanside, CA)

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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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.

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Aluminum Welder (Chesapeake, VA)

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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