Teamwork – Communication / Collaboration / Cooperation
Passion – To exceed the industry standard
Commitment – To the customer experience
Leadership – Supporting the success of the team
Quality – Unparalleled / Unmatched / Exceptional
Willis Custom Yachts is working on becoming the premier custom sportfish builder and full-service repair facility in the United States, through innovation, technology, and exceptional leadership. As WCY continues to experience strategic growth in the next three to five years, our continued success is predicated on hiring well qualified people who will be successful within our current WCY culture. We are committed to the industry’s best customer experience through, Passion, Teamwork, and Unparalleled Quality. We strive to provide a rewarding work environment for all team members with Benefits, 401K, Accident Plan, Referral Bonuses, Employee of the quarter, team lunches and so much more.
Check below our open positions
Fiberglass technicians are responsible for fabricating fiberglass boat components applying polyester, vinyl ester and epoxy resin. The position requires knowledge of marine fiberglass techniques using epoxy, polyester resins, gelcoat, and fiberglass cloth. This position is detail orientated and involves crafting, cutting, trimming, sanding and grinding various surfaces and substrates. It is essential to have a complete understanding of drawings and blueprints to ensure the quality and structural integrity of parts being repaired and fabricated.
- Performs structural and cosmetic fiberglass repairs and fabrication using epoxy and polyester resins.
- Determines type of resin and catalyst and accurately measures amounts required for saturation and adhesion of material for the application.
- Applies multiple layers of mat / fiber to surfaces assuring adhesion and repeating the process until the desired thickness, contour and strength is achieved.
- Hand lays sections of saturated mat or cloth in place on molds, using proper tooling to ensure placement of material is correct.
- Uses brushes, rollers and squeegees as needed to smooth out air pockets, air bubbles and wrinkles to achieve full contact and proper adhesion.
- Safely and properly create a vacuum bag barrier on fabricated parts and operate a vacuum pump to evacuate all air from the fabrication area.
- Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following the company’s safety policy.
- Minimum 3 years of structural lay up of matting materials in addition to grinding and prep for repairs of finished products required.
- Knowledge of spraying and brushing of gel coatings is required.
- Yacht paint and surface prep work is a plus.
- Carpentry skills and mold fabrication is a plus.
Willis Custom Yachts Marine Mechanics are responsible for installing, inspecting, repairing and replacing mechanical, propulsion, steering and hydraulic systems on vessels. They are also responsible for the repair and maintenance A/C and plumbing systems.
- Perform routine inspections, maintenance and repair of marine equipment and vessels.
- Diagnose mechanical system problems and determine necessary repairs.
- Inspect propulsion systems and determine proper repair methods.
- Perform rigging and removal of shafts and rudders.
- Remove / install propellors; die check and dial indicate shaft tapers.
- Disconnect / reconnecting couplings from shaft and output flange of transmission.
- Perform engine alignments.
- Replace cutlass bearings.
- Removal and replacing of seacocks, ball valves and hoses.
- Inspect, remove and replace seals.
- Test and diagnose steering systems and hydraulics.
- Perform repairs on vessel plumbing systems including fresh, grey and black water systems.
- Inspect struts and rudders and perform necessary repairs.
- Removal and replacement of generators and the rigging.
- Perform work on steering systems, hydraulic systems, cylinders and rudder bearings.
- Minimum 3 years of heavy equipment or marine mechanical experience.
- Knowledge of marine mechanical equipment and systems.
- Knowledge of all running gear and drive lines.
- Knowledge of cutlass bearings, shaft seals and the removal of.
- Understanding of blueprints and drawings of systems and layouts.
- Able to maneuver and fit in confined spaces while working with heavy equipment.
- Knowledge of A/C plumbing on vessels in order to hook up cooling tower.
The Marine Carpenter will be responsible for planning, executing and completing a wide range of finish carpentry tasks aboard vessels. As a Marine Carpenter, you’ll bring a working knowledge of the materials and tools used to create various components of boats. This includes wood types, fasteners, adhesives, planners, saws, routers, and finishes, as well as the ability to use joinery techniques to assemble these elements.
- Repairs structural woodwork and replaces defective parts and equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
- Constructs floors, doors, and partitions, paneling, boxes, rails and trim using woodworking machines, hand tools, and power tools.
- Perform joinery work on vessels to fabricate and fit bulkheads, ceilings, windshield, windows, furniture, cabinets, desks, trims, handrails, cap rails and other marine related joinery work.
- Install prefabricated or custom parts such as hatches, marine hardware, metal trim and other parts.
- Perform carpentry projects aboard a variety of seasoned and newly constructed yachts and sportfishing vessels.
- Projects to range in scope and scale from one-off unit replacements to full interior / exterior refits.
- Minimum 3 years’ carpentry experience.
- Skilled in the identification, recommendation, and use cases for a wide range of marine grade material selections.
- Knowledge of woodworking joints in the marine industry.
- Capable in the layout and execution of industry standard joinery, including but not limited to scarf, lap, finger, dovetail, mortise, miter, box, and bridle joints.
- Proficient in field measurements and computations utilizing tape measure, square, lasers, trammels, plumb bobs, etc. Is adept with shop math and geometry.
- Has experience reading and interpreting blueprints. Able to complete work from plans, concept renderings, and verbal description.
- Candidates should be familiar with the parts and processes required for servicing of stairs, partitions, subfloors, frameworks, doors, paneling, trim, weather stripping, hardware, locks, hinges, knobs, vents, overheads, valences, counters, rails, cabinets, benches, tables, teak decking, cap rails, rub rails, plenums, insulation, flooring, etc.
- Able to operate, service, and maintain a wide range of hand and power tools.
- Knowledge and experience in the application and use of epoxy and vinyl ester resins, adhesives, bonding agents, solvents, caulk, and finishes
Willis Custom Yachts Marine Electricians are responsible for installing, inspecting, repairing and replacing electrical components and wiring. They will also be responsible for the repair and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment on board vessels.
- Repair or replace wiring equipment or fixtures.
- Examine electrical system of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to confirm compatibility and safety of system.
- Use different types of tools and equipment including power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, testing equipment, oscilloscopes, ammeters, ohmmeters, voltmeters, oscilloscopes and check lamps.
- Diagnose faulty systems, apparatus and parts to find the reason for a breakdown and correct the problem.
- Inspect electrical systems, equipment and parts to identify hazards, defects and the necessity for adjustment or repair, and to confirm compliance with codes.
- Follow blueprints to determine the placement of wiring and equipment and to confirm compliance of assembly and safety codes.
- Place passage pipes and tubing within selected partitions, walls, or alternative hidden areas and pull insulated wires and cables through the passage to finish circuits between boxes.
- Work on the installation of ground leads and connect power cables to equipment.
- Install and repair marine electrical (AC/DC) and electronic systems.
- Minimum 3 years of marine electrical experience.
- Understand single phase and three phase electrical theory.
- Understand and have a working knowledge of European distribution systems.
- Must be able to use electrical test meters, hand crimpers, heavy crimpers, soldering tools and power tools.
- Must be able to read and follow electrical diagrams and schematics.
- Must be knowledgeable of marine electrical standards, specifically ABYC.
- Must be knowledgeable of relevant marine class societies and rules such as ABS, Lloyds, BV, RINA.
- Able to write technical reports and field notes
Willis Custom Yachts Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for managing and maintaining all facility grounds, buildings and equipment to ensure proper functionality while managing costs to budgeted levels. This position is responsible for the equipment preventative maintenance software system to ensure compliance with equipment and building preventative maintenance cycles to help ensure zero downtime and maximize life. Finally, the Maintenance Supervisor ensures all facility grounds and buildings comply with WCY appearance standards.
- Oversees the day-to-day operations of the maintenance department.
- Evaluates buildings, equipment and systems to determine maintenance and repair needs.
- Manages the WCY preventative maintenance program and its compliance to predetermined schedules.
- Develops maintenance procedures, daily duties and schedules.
- Ensures maintenance and repair work is completed correctly and in a timely manner.
- Recruit, supervise and train maintenance technicians
- Ensure adherence to quality standards and health and safety regulations
- Extensive knowledge of building systems such as plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.
- Knowledge of heavy equipment and the required maintenance and repairs.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to plan maintenance schedules for building systems and equipment.
- Excellent management and supervisory skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
- Knowledge of health & safety practices and regulations