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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

Please include the job title in the subject line.

Current Open Positions

Coatings Manager

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

Job Description
This position has been specifically developed to oversee the coating Sub-contractor for Project CV-103, USGS Research Vessel.  Directs and manages all coatings activities including but not limited to: exterior paint, interior and exterior protective coatings and small parts and components.

Job Requirements

Education
Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in business or engineering is preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years practical experience of marine painting and coatings.
  • Ability to locate, view, retrieve, and disseminate information from drawings, the ability to work electronically with CAD drawings through understanding and application.
  • Advanced working knowledge of marine painting and coating products, processes, and application techniques.
  • 7-10 years experience within the shipbuilding industry is preferred
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing preferred
  • A detail oriented perspective to resolve a range of interpersonal issues.

Software Knowledge

  • Microsoft Office Suite of Products
  • CAD

Essential Job Functions

  • Anticipates problems, is proactive in presenting solutions rather than waiting for problems to appear
  • Ability to listen carefully without bias so as to learn and understand the real meaning of what’s being said by others who may not convey their ideas clearly.
  • Ability to influence the attitude and opinions of others in a positive fashion.
  • Accomplished optimal customer satisfaction (both internal and external)
  • Ability to understand the root cause of problems; then work with others to reach high-areement to solve the problems
  • Understand and enforce all OSHA safety regulations concerning the coating process including Confined Space Entry.
  • Understand all applicable Wisconsin DNR Air and Water Quality Regulations

Manages
This position has direct responsibility for the Coatings Subcontractor(s).

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Pre- Qualify and recommend Coatings Subcontractor
  • Understand the Coatings specified per contract
  • Work with supply chain to obtain competitive bids
  • Review structural engineering drawings to ensure paintability
  • Meet with Boat Manager and coatings subcontractor to establish and maintain the work schedule
  • Understand and be proficient at the use of the Look Ahead schedule
  • Educate and establish quality expectations with sub-contractor and coatings vendor
  • Work with Shipfitting Coordinator to ensure proper surface preparation expectations
  • Responsible for Quality Standards being met at all stages of application
  • Work with Project Administrator to properly measure, record and document coatings applications per contract quality requirements.
  • Work with Maintenance Manager to ensure proper facilities support for coatings subcontractor
  • Work with Safety Manager to educate and monitor the Coatings subcontractor and its employees per Burger safety policies.
  • Communicate with V.P. of Operations and Boat Manager regarding any issues involving the coatings Subcontractor

Complexity
Interpersonal job focused on people relationships. Task orientation critical, a significant number of highly detailed assignment responsibilities.  Must maintain a significant volume of knowledge on ever changing coatings technology.

Organizational Impact, Error Impact
Potential errors can be substantial. Performance monitoring must be extensive both inside the organization and with outside vendors.  Process adherence is an absolute must.

Organizing Capacity
Must be comfortable organizing own time in a frequent meeting environment.  Must be flexible to be available for support and inspection on all shifts.  Lead meetings requiring significant insight and high agreement.  Must be proficient in monitoring, mentoring, and managing.

Work Circumstances, Physical Requriements, Environment
Must have the physical ability to climb stairs, crawl in tight spaces, wear a respirator. Work in a sometimes un clean environment.

Career Prospects, Certifications, Development Expected
Any appropriate certifications.

Communication
Possess the ability to communicate positively and effectively with, co-workers, suppliers, and vendors.

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 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.

 

Decision Making
Exercise judgment consistent with Burger’s mission, vision, and code of business conduct on a regular and continuous basis. Assume full responsibility for appropriate decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on Burger, its staff, vendors and the quality of service within the assigned operational area.

Relationships, Internal/External Interactions
Internal: All employees at all locations; ranging from entry level to Executive.
External: Appropriate vendors and sub-contractors

General Statement
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.  It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

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.  

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.