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Would you like to influence the standards for the work you do? Would you like to be part of a team that sets the standards for modern custom motor and sailing yachts as well as commercial vessel construction? Do you value a company that continually invests in Lean manufacturing principles, superior quality, innovation, teamwork and leadership while considering its employees a strategic strength? If your answer is yes, Burger Boat Company is for you!

Burger is internationally renowned for award winning design, quality construction, seaworthiness, reliability and unparalleled customer service. Burger values and recognizes employees for delivering high quality work, who continually seek ways to reduce waste, help to identify and implement process improvements and focus on the delivery of high quality products and services. The Burger team is a collaboration of the finest technical minds of craftspeople and artisans in the marine industry.

Explore the Burger culture of innovative design and high quality construction in a proactive work environment; a culture that was established in 1863 by the founders of Burger and promoted by Burger’s current owners and management team. Burger is one of the oldest shipyards in the USA and the foundation of the American yachting experience.

To send a PDF of your resume and cover letter, please email our Human Resources Department at recruit@burgerboat.com

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Current Open Positions

Mechanical Systems Manager

Department: Mechanical
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Interviewing
Location: Burger Boat Company

Job Description
Directs and manages department activities of all Mechanical, Fluid power, Equipment installers, construction projects and processes.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work with Engineering Department for print review, modification or discussion
  • Meet with the VP of Manufacturing on a weekly basis to develop work schedule for boats
  • Work with department coordinators and employees to improve the Engine Room layouts and installation process
  • Evaluate all mechanical department employees with the department coordinators
  • Work with VP of Manufacturing to determine and fulfill department staffing needs
  • Communicate with Engineering
  • Communicate with VP of Manufacturing and other departments including Engineering concerning problems related to materials, technical requirements manpower scheduling and work change orders etc,
  • Review the daily employee timesheets
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Ensure that Engine Room milestones are met
  • Evaluate progress and provide estimates of work hours remaining and completion dates.
  • Perform evaluations on employees performance and attitude
  • Work with Warranty Manager to identify issues to eliminate problems
  • Determine ways to control wasted materials
  • Encourage ideas and innovation to control production cost and reduce warranty issues
  • Work with all departments managers
  • Ensure all machinery is commissioned and operational
  • Manage hand over of Engine Room systems to Owner’s Representative.
  • Ensure production drawings are review prior to construction and feedback regarding clarity, content, ideas or issues are provided.
  • Provide technical support as required.
  • Ensure the mechanical work is in accordance with Burger Boat Company standards of quality and workmanship.
  • Ensure workspaces are maintained in clean and orderly condition
  • Separate and distribute department payroll checks
  • Train and mentor mechanical coordinators and employees.
  • Ensure all coordinators and workers start work promptly before and after each break and at the start of shifts.
  • Ensure each employee knows their expectations (how long it will take to accomplish each task.

Decision Making
Exercise judgment on a regular and continuous basis and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences and results having an impact on people and quality of service within the operational area.

Authority
Responsible for managing all employees and coordinators in the mechanical department.

Communication
Must demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment.  Must possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal.  Must possess the ability to communicate positively and effectively with management, employees, co-workers, suppliers and vendors.

Education
Bachelor degree in business or engineering is preferred.  Minimum 5 years practical experience of production management.  Minimum 5 years actual crew engineer underway or equivalent.

Experience

  • Ability to read and work from blue prints
  • Advanced working knowledge of mechanical systems
  • Ability to manage others (prior experience preferred)
  • 7-10 years experience within the shipbuilding industry as well as experience with Lean Manufacturing

Certification
None required

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in and around loud noise
  • Ability to perform frequent lifting of at least 30 lbs.
  • Must have full control and use of all limbs and the ability to climb stairs and ladders and must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time over the course of the shift

Safety
Must comply with all shipyard safety rules and wear all required personal protective equipment that applies to the area of operation.
Must ensure that all invited clients, guests, visitors and Owner’s Representatives understand and comply with all safety rules and wear all required personal protective equipment while on any Burger premises.

Relationships
Internal:  Boat Manager, Manufacturing Managers, Engineering Managers, all levels of employees in supply chain and all levels Vice Presidential and above.
External:  Customers, Customer (owner) Representatives, Classification Societies.

We offer excellent wages and benefits including:

  • Dental Insurance   
  • Vision Insurance    
  • 401-k/match    
  • Life Insurance    
  • Disability Insurance
  • Vacation/PTO flexibility
  • Educational Assistance
  • Supplemental Life    
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • RX Plan                             
  • Paid Holidays    
  • Wellness Program
  • Health Insurance + savings 

Burger Boat Company continues to be recognized for design excellence, participative “LEAN” principles applied throughout our operations, quality construction, seaworthiness, reliability and an entrepreneurial spirit.  We build custom yachts, in aluminum and /or steel to 60 meters (200').  As the foundation of the American yachting experience, located in Manitowoc, WI, we are the most respected custom yacht builder in America.
 
An Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Electrician

Department: Electrical
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Interviewing
Location: Burger Boat Company

Job Description
Electricians are expected to install and repair electrical systems and electrical and electronic components on boats.  They must be able to work with outside contractors.  Must have knowledge to adjust and troubleshoot all electrical and electronic equipment as needed during the entire construction phase and any jobs that may be requested by the owners at the time of delivery. 

We are committed to creating an environment of continuous learning, creativity and process improvement whereby our wealth of talent and knowledge may be grown and developed on behalf of ourselves, Burger Boat Company and its customers.

Education and Experience
High school Diploma or equivalent required.  Technical Degree preferred.  5-10 years Electrician experience in a manufacturing setting.

We offer excellent wages and benefits including:

  • Dental Insurance   
  • Vision Insurance    
  • 401-k/match    
  • Life Insurance    
  • Disability Insurance
  • Vacation/PTO flexibility
  • Educational Assistance
  • Supplemental Life    
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • RX Plan                             
  • Paid Holidays    
  • Wellness Program
  • Health Insurance + savings 

Burger Boat Company continues to be recognized for design excellence, participative “LEAN” principles applied throughout our operations, quality construction, seaworthiness, reliability and an entrepreneurial spirit.  We build custom yachts, in aluminum and /or steel to 60 meters (200').  As the foundation of the American yachting experience, located in Manitowoc, WI, we are the most respected custom yacht builder in America.
 
An Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Naval Architect

Department: Engineering
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Interviewing
Location: Burger Boat Company

Job Description
Burger Boat Company, internationally recognized for quality custom motor yachts since 1863, needs a NAVAL ARCHITECT.  We place high priority on candidates with experience project managing “contracted” Naval Architect & Engineering firms, providing information & coordination and assuring compliance to Burger standards and build process.  The ideal candidate will have experience with:

  • Hull Design/evaluation
  • Performance prediction including sea keeping/stability & incline testing
  • Weight Monitoring/lifting and movement requirements
  • Class standard understanding of USCG, Lloyds, ABS, DNV, IMO, MCA, SOLAS, ABYC
  • Flag State Rules
  • Shipyard manufacturing interface (all disciplines)
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Resistance/Propulsion
  • Lofting and NC Nesting (Bill of Materials)
  • Marine Mechanical systems
  • Aluminum/Steel / Structural calculation including detailing

We require candidates with significant demonstrated experience using 2D/3D CAD platforms and a working knowledge of Ship Constructor, AutoCAD, Fastship, ShipCam, Orca and Rhino.  We also require a degree in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering with a preference for marine boat building experience.

We offer excellent wages and benefits including:

  • Dental Insurance   
  • Vision Insurance    
  • 401-k/match    
  • Life Insurance    
  • Disability Insurance
  • Vacation/PTO flexibility
  • Educational Assistance
  • Supplemental Life    
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • RX Plan                             
  • Paid Holidays    
  • Wellness Program
  • Health Insurance + savings 

Burger Boat Company continues to be recognized for design excellence, participative “LEAN” principles applied throughout our operations, quality construction, seaworthiness, reliability and an entrepreneurial spirit.  We build custom yachts, in aluminum and /or steel to 60 meters (200').  As the foundation of the American yachting experience, located in Manitowoc, WI, we are the most respected custom yacht builder in America.
 
An Equal Opportunity Employer.