Electrical Technician III
- Date posted:
- January 29, 2020
- Shore Based Jobs
- Stuart, FL
About Hinckley Company:
Founded in 1928, the Hinckley Company earned its reputation for high-quality boatbuilding by combining the best of old-world craftsmanship with technology for results that are unmatched in the industry. Their attention to detail made their yachts distinctive, and in time, Hinckley earned the collective admiration of sailors and yachtsmen around the world. Today, after more than a century of boatbuilding expertise, Hinckley continues to build superior yachts, jetboats and sailboats as well as support discerning owners with high-quality maintenance and storage services at boatyards from Maine to Florida. In the last six years, Hinckley added Hunt Yachts and Morris Yachts to its boatbuilding family.
As an employer, Hinckley prides itself on rewarding excellence and developing its team of skilled craftspeople. At Hinckley, you will work on the latest in marine technology alongside ABYC-certified, highly experienced team members. You will be challenged to grow professionally as part of a company culture that values continuous improvement. Hinckley managers mentor their teams, lead by example, and are committed to advancing top performers through growth opportunities, competitive pay, and generous benefits.
About Hinckley Stuart Boatyard:
Located in the historic Manatee Pocket, a yachting destination renowned for its sport fishing and “old Florida” feel, Hinckley’s Stuart boatyard has been providing superior marine services for decades, from carpentry, fiberglass, hull, and engine repair work to electronics, rigging and upholstery. This full-service marina includes 60,000 sq. ft. of indoor workspace with 36’ clearance, outdoor boat storage for 150 yachts, and 80 fully-equipped marina slips.
About the Role:
The Electrical Technician III is an ABYC-certified professional who performs complex electrical service and repair tasks on boats using various power and hand-tools, regularly meeting or exceeding budget and schedule expectations. The Technician works independently and may also mentor/train Level I or Level II Electrical Technicians to install complete electrical/electronic systems and troubleshoot complex electrical problems on yachts and other large boats.
- Survey boats and make repair and/or new equipment recommendations.
- Install and troubleshoot all forms of electrical and electronic marine systems and equipment, offering creative solutions to complex installation problems.
- Install wiring, fixtures, and equipment for electrical service such as radar, GPS, antennas, motors pumps, and switches.
- Set up and perform software programming as necessary to complete installations with knowledge about how to operate most marine electronics.
- Able to read, draw and interpret blueprints, wiring diagrams and schematics.
- Wire and connect electrical, electronic and communication systems, completing circuitry and testing systems using ohmmeters, voltmeters and other electrical testing equipment.
- Connect with vendors to source new equipment and make repairs.
- Order equipment parts as necessary; develop material lists for project completion.
- Interact with client, demonstrating exceptional customer service and communication skills.
- Interpret work orders, plan projects to be completed.
- Perform electrical design tasks if needed.
- Follow defined instructions and procedures in performance of tasks.
- Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations, and maintain safe, clean work area.
- Perform all work to Hinckley Company quality standards.
- Perform other related duties as necessary and assigned.
Skills and Knowledge
- Five (5) years of electrical installation and service experience on yachts (preferred) or large boats.
- Vocational technical school degree/certification, Boatbuilding, Military Trade or High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED)
- ABYC Certification
- Power and hand tool knowledge: drills, saws, drill press, heat gun, soldering iron, multi-meter, oscilloscope, wrenches, test equipment for marine electronic equipment – supplied by candidate.
- Advanced computer skills with software programming ability helpful.
- Boat handling skills helpful, but not required.
- Lift and Carry up to 60 lbs. on an occasional basis (over 15% and up to 40%).
- Continuous mental and visual attention is required on a constant basis.
- Must be able to stoop, bend, kneel, lift, push, pull, and work in small, cramped spaces.
- Requires working under somewhat disagreeable conditions on an occasional basis where elements such as dust, dirt, heat, fumes, cold, vibration, noise, water or chemicals may be present, but usually not more than one at a time.
- Requires flexibility to work various schedules that include early starts and weekends.
- Rotational on-call assignments during summer.
- Periodic overtime required.
- Mandatory travel to customer, vendor, or other company locations.
- Valid Vehicle Operator’s License
The Hinckley Company is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.