Electrical/Electronics Foreman

Date posted:
January 29, 2020
Shore Based Jobs
Stamford, CT
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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 in boatyards from Maine to Florida. Also, 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 Stamford Boatyard:

The Hinckley Boatyard at Stamford is a full-service marina offering seasonal dockage for 120-130 outside, indoor heated storage for 60 boats, and a complete range of yacht services delivered by fully trained Hinckley professionals.

About the Role:

The Electrical/Electronics Foreman oversees and coordinates the efforts of the electronics team responsible for boat service and repairs using various power and hand-tools to install complete electrical/electronic systems and troubleshoot complex electrical problems. In addition to making sure the team performs high-quality work on budget and on schedule, the Foreman leads the safety, efficiency and morale of the department. This is a high-visibility/high-impact role to lead a growing team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the electrical/electronics team, from estimating, scheduling, monitoring, quality control
  • Assign work according to schedule and managing the department to achieve quality and productivity goals
  • Provide Service Managers with labor and material estimates for work orders.
  • Report to Service/Operations Managers re work status, including scope changes or reasons for work delays. Ensure the Condition Report Process is followed.
  • Assist in coordinating multi-department services with corresponding foremen.
  • Lead department efforts to perform tasks under or at planned hours while maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Get needed information or decisions from supervisors/managers to resolve issues as they arise.
  • Coach team members on repair methods, best practices, and efficiency improvements while rewarding exceptional work and holding technicians accountable for inadequate work or not following the rules.
  • Monitor work progress, making sure it meets company quality and is completed on schedule.
  • Assure team members follow all safety, environmental and housekeeping standards.
  • Provide weekly reports to Operations as it pertains to projected labor hours, back log, and man power needs.
  • Attend and hold regularly scheduled team meetings.
  • Monitor and maintain equipment and equipment inspection logs
  • Travel as needed

Skills and Knowledge

The Electrical/Electronics Foreman must possess electrical and electronics knowledge in addition to the ability to exercise sound judgment, lead, organize, train, monitor, track and report on their team’s work activities.

  • Supervisory experience with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Minimum of five years of experience with complex boat electronics installation and service
  • Vocational Technical School Degree/Certification, Boatbuilding, Military Trade or High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED)
  • Knowledge of advanced marine navigation systems
  • Strong verbal and written communications and interpersonal relations skills
  • Knowledge of power, hand tools and test equipment for marine electronics
  • Advanced computer skills with software programming ability/willingness to learn helpful along with boat-handling skills.

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.

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