Test Captain & Technician

Ride Product Development · Fort Myers, Florida
Department Ride Product Development
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

WHAT YOU’LL DO

As our Test Captain & Technician, you’ll facilitate effective demonstration and testing of Seakeeper products. You’ll be the go-to for the team to do whatever needs to be done to create an effective test environment that allows us to continue pushing boundaries and create products that make the impossible possible! You’ll make an immediate contribution to the development of our unorthodox products by:


  • Safely navigating and operating our test boats during product development testing
  • Maintaining vessels, trucks, and trailers including scheduling and managing service as well as cleaning the vessel before and after all testing
  • Make structural and mechanical modifications to boats & test equipment quickly and proficiently to allow for effective demonstration and testing
  • Supporting R&D facility maintenance


WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Do you have a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn, and the ability to hustle in a fast-paced environment? Then Seakeeper is the place for you! Here are a few other things you’ll need to succeed.


MUST-HAVES

  • 5-10 years of active experience in the marine industry including:
    • Independently running and transporting boats
    • Maintaining and cleaning boats
    • Mechanical aptitude and be comfortable wiring and being hands-on with maintenance
    • A valid OUPV Captains License (25-Ton or Higher)
  • Thrive in a collaborative team environment, but also effective working independently
  • Eager to learn and gain experience and a passion for being on the water
  • Demonstrate good judgment and be of unquestionable integrity
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
  • Be professional, responsive, resourceful, and flexible
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior time management, multitasking, organizational, and prioritization skills


NICE-TO-HAVES

  • Fiberglass and gelcoat repair experience
  • Familiarity with South Florida waterways
  • Familiarity with boat side electrical wiring

 

MORE DETAILS YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW

  • You’ll be based in our R&D facility in Fort Myers, FL
  • You’ll report to the Boat Testing Program Lead, also based in FL

 

YOUR TEAM

Our Test Captain & Technician is nestled within our Product Engineering department. In this role, you’ll work with a team of a couple of other captains supporting product development and testing. The product development team is comprised of engineers with varying backgrounds and specialties including hydraulic, electrical, mechanical, software, controls and more with a heavy emphasis on collaboration. You’ll be able to be involved in a myriad of projects and participate in the entire testing process as we bring new products to market.


WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT HERE

It’s true that we make extraordinary products, but our favorite part about Seakeeper is our people! We believe in participative leadership. That means you have the freedom to make a difference and contribute to the larger goal, regardless of your position. Great ideas can strike at any moment, and when you have one, you’re empowered to speak up!


We are constantly pushing (or crushing) boundaries. Stagnant or bored are about as opposite from Seakeeper as you can get! We move quick and if there is something that can be improved upon, we jump on it.


WHO WE ARE

71% of our Earth is covered by water and we want everyone to make the most of it. That’s why we are committed to creating products that transform the boating experience with an organization that employees want to work for, customers want to buy from, and vendors want to partner with. Our gyro stabilizers eliminate boat roll and create a land-like experience on the water. We defy gravity and completely change the way people spend time on the water.


We started the company 12 years ago, and now 50% of the boats built annually in our core market are Seakeeper equipped. With our recent introduction of smaller units that are ideal for boats as small as 23 feet, there is a long road of growth ahead!


Ready for a new challenge in a fast-paced environment? Want to help us disrupt an industry? Come on and apply, we are ready for you!

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  • Location
    Fort Myers, Florida
  • Department
    Ride Product Development
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level