Boat Repair Specialist - Portishead

Location Portishead
Salary £34000 - £38000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Boat Building, Skilled Trades
Reference J10289

The role of a Boat Repair Specialist is to maintain and carry out works on boats for both berth holders and visiting customers. This will be focused around GRP laminating, finishing, polishing, hatch and seacock replacement to a high standard. The role may also involve assisting the Operatives with all aspects of the boatyard services including the lifting, high pressure washing, blocking off and relaunching of vessels, as well as facilitating boatyard cleanliness and safety. The role requires a high degree of flexibility but offers the opportunity for variation and job satisfaction. Health and Safety will be at the forefront of all we undertake given the nature of our operations with the general public being on-site.

My client operate 11 marinas at locations in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. But they are so much more than just marinas, whether it’s their on-site yacht brokers, boat repairs services or hospitality offerings everything they do is about delivering the best possible experience for their customers and community.

Key responsibilities:

  • You will ensure that health & safety is at the forefront of all day-to-day operations; actively monitoring adherence to the company policy by all using site, together with maintaining visible environmental compliance.

  • The repair and maintenance of customers vessels up to approximately 30.0m LOA. This will mainly consist of recreational craft but will also include some small commercial vessels. Tasks will include all aspects of vessel repair, maintenance and refit, specialising in GRP laminating, finishing, polishing, hatch and seacock replacement to a high standard of finish.

  • To liaise with customers as required maintaining a professional but approachable manner.

  • Assisting berth holders with their needs or directing enquiries to the appropriate channels.

  • To closely liaise with the Manager and Service Coordinator on work in progress and the planning and co-ordination of work underway and lifting. Particular attention should be made to completing jobs on time and in keeping within the planned scope of works.

Core Competencies:

  • Health and safety awareness and the ability to follow the company health and safety policy and safe operating procedures.

  • We are looking for skilled individuals with an attention to detail who take pride in their work and are committed to offering exceptional customer service.

  • Competent in areas such as GRP laminating, finishing, polishing, hatch replacements, seacock replacement etc. The jobs are varied and we are interested in individuals who may have experience in any or all of these areas. Training will be available for the right candidate to help build on their existing portfolio of skills.

  • A friendly and supportive team player with a positive mindset, ‘can do’ and flexible approach.

  • Competent people skills with the ability to be polite and professional.

  • Physical fitness is an essential aspect to the role, as this is necessary for moving and blocking off boats, afloat and ashore; Able to lift a minimum of 25kg (with proper manual handling procedures) and able to work outside, for the full working day even in inclement weather.

  • Ability to swim essential.

  • An understanding of different boats and their manoeuvring characteristics.

  • With training, the ability to handle and tow boats competently and safely.

  • With training, the ability to operate the plant associated with the boatyard competently and safely.

Benefits for you:

  • Salary rage from £34,000 - £38,000 depending on experience.

  • 29 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays).

  • Bonus and range of other employee benefits including a Health Cash Plan, Cycle to Work scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and Life Insurance.

  • Discounts on  bars, restaurants and hotels.

  • Discounts on berthing and boat sales.

  • Contributory pension scheme.

  • On-the-job and other development and training.

  • Friendly and dynamic team working environment.

  • Free car parking.

If this sounds like something you would be interested then please call Ben on 07780 434430 or hit apply!

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