EMPLOYMENT AT SEAVIEW BOATYARD

At Seaview we have worked hard to create a positive environment for our employees and one that is conducive to their continued personal growth. We encourage all employees to develop and refine their technical skills and offer extensive continuing education and training opportunities, both on-site and through industry partners and trade associations.

Our employees have a high level of ownership and participation in the company and are encouraged and welcome to articulate their opinions and concerns. This environment of mutual respect and mutually beneficial growth enables us to hold on to the quality employees in whom we invest so much of our time and training. Our job turnover rate is low and many of our employees have been with us for decades.

Seaview offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and wage increases based on merit and performance. We provide comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, profit sharing, 401(k), and paid sick leave/vacation.


OPERATIONS MANAGER-FULL TIME

SEAVIEW BOATYARD WEST IN SEATTLE ,WA

Seaview Boatyards West, the Pacific Northwest’s premier boatyard and yacht repair facilities located in Seattle is currently seeking experienced, self-motivated, reliable Operation Manager to join our West crew.

1. Concept of Operation: The general concept under which Seaview Boatyard, Inc. operates is to provide the customer with consistently high-quality professional work at a cost which provides a reasonable profit for the Corporation. It is our policy to stand behind the work performed in our yards and we expect employee performance at the highest level of professional standards. Our objective is to make a profit while ensuring service and quality workmanship at the highest level. In any situation where specific guidance is lacking or doubts arise regarding how to proceed, make decisions that support the above concept of operations.

2. General: The position of Operations Manager was created to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of yard production and administrative operations. Some areas requiring continuing attention include job quality control which encompasses final inspection prior to delivery; discussions and inspections of ongoing work with surveyors or owners/agents; continuous oversight to ensure that all employees following Best Management Practices (BMPs) and are operating in compliance with relevant safety and environmental, regulations in the context of their work.

3. Responsibilities: Under the direction and guidance of the President the Operations Manager is responsible for the efficient and effective employment of the yard workforce, with particular emphasis on scheduling, time and materials tracking and recording, invoicing and billing. The Operations Manager is expected to maximize billable hours, including his own when appropriate and minimize non-billable employee time. In the course of delegating his duties the Operations Manager is expected to focus on the most effective use of yard space, the efficient use of employee talents and experience, effective and timely job costing, safety, compliance with all applicable fire, water quality, environmental regulations and Best Management Practices (BMPs).

This position will have a Co-Operations Manager to help prepare estimates and write work orders and prepare progress or final customer billings as appropriate and required. Assist the current Operations Manager, as required or requested, in estimating bid preparation in response to surveys and/or requests for work bids, both on and off site. When required and requested by the Yard Manager, serve as work superintendent on one or more jobs of unusual scope or complexity. Be prepared to apply skills and knowledge “hands on” in the actual accomplishment of work tasks when appropriate.

4. Employment Relation: The President exercises primary authority over all employees. Some responsibilities may be delegated to the Operations Manager on a specific and clearly understood basis, include training, evaluation, recommendations for promotion or termination, and the direction and control of assigned leadmen.

5. Customer Relations: The customer is the lifeblood of our business. It is critical that we foster and maintain a good relationship with our customers at all times. Under the direction of the President, the Operations Manager is expected to exercise consistently strong leadership in this area, including ongoing awareness of employee conduct with a view toward timely intervention and corrective action if necessary. Any incidents with customers should be brought to the President's attention immediately.

6) Monitoring: During the exercise of his responsibilities the Operations Manager is expected to constantly monitor all phases of the production process including estimating, scheduling, work order preparation, job layout, processes and procedures, material selection, time and material tracking and recording, job quality, invoicing, and billing with a view toward effective and efficient use of space, available manpower and talents, job costing, the maximization of billable man-hours and safety.

GENERAL DUTIES:

1) Estimating / Estimate Assistance as Necessary

  • Maintain Estimate Forms – Update Existing Forms and Create New

  • Research Pricing (Parts)

  • Set-up Preliminary Draft Estimate for Review

  • Prepare and Send Estimate

  • Follow-up with Customer

2) Layout/Generate Work Orders and Flow of Jobs

  • Initiate Work Orders as Necessary

  • Meet with Customers at Time of Haulout and Take Comprehensive Notes on Customer Punch List

  • Upsell to Customers as Appropriate – Suggest Additional Projects, Increase Job Scope, etc.

  • Assist with Correct Work Order Layout, Work Departments and Standard Hours

  • Modify Existing Work Orders and add Opcodes to Work Orders as Necessary

3) Scheduling – Under the Direction of the President

  • Check Existing Work Flow in Yard and Schedule New Projects with Existing Work in Progress

  • Schedule Crew/Projects in Conjunction with the Co-Operations Manager

4) Communications Facilitator

  • Ensure Consistent and Frequent Communication Between Office, Operations, Leads and Store.

  • Ensure Co-Operations Manager and Customers are Updated on all Changes/Additions to Work Order, Work Schedule and Job Status

5) Invoicing

  • Review Billing Packages to ensure labor and parts postings are accurate and complete

  • For Ongoing Projects – Check Prior Invoicing

  • Generate Invoices as Necessary

6) Customer Follow-up Calls/Emails


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3 years of experience in the marine industry preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Outdoors most of the time

  • Occasional extreme outdoor temperatures and weather.

  • Occasional exposure to extreme heights.

  • Rare exposure to adverse ventilation conditions where use of a respirator will be required.


ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Flexibility to work in the standing, squatting, or kneeling position, as well as reaching overhead with occasional twisting and bending while performing any of the above tasks.

  • Stair and ladder climbing is required.

  • Ability to work in small spaces.

  • Minimal lifting required above 50 lbs.


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  • Schedule is Monday-Friday from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm.

  • During Summer from time to time it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends.

  • Must work as part of a team with a good attitude

  • Must be punctual and have excellent work ethic


If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@seaviewboatyard.com or call (206) 783-6550.


Administrative Assistant (Seattle)

Seaview West, in Seattle at Shilshole Marina, is currently seeking an organized, detail oriented, motivated employee to provide excellent customer service to our clients and administrative support to our Seattle team. The ideal candidate is smart and confident, with a great work ethic and a proactive approach to problem-solving who excels at multi-tasking in a high volume, fast-paced, constantly changing work environment.

This position requires the ability to self-motivate and work independently, as well as function as part of a team that includes management, accounting, purchasing staff and technicians - providing support for each department as required. A good sense of humor, strong communication skills and appreciation of the idiosyncrasies of a non-traditional office environment will serve as a great asset in this position. Our work environment is quirky, friendly and fun. Our team is unique, diverse and committed to seeing Seaview Boatyard grow and thrive.

Primary Administrative and Office responsibilities include:
• Answer phones and email inquiries
• Schedule appointments
• Provide customer service to a diverse customer base, in person, and over the phone
• Enter customer and vessel information accurately in the database
• Initiate, update and maintain work orders and storage contracts
• Prepare billing reports and invoices for boat repair projects of varying size and duration
• Generate monthly A/R Statements for customers and assist Bookkeeper with A/R collections
• Assist current Administrative/Accounting personnel and Managers to perform Month End closing processes
• Provide administrative support including all general office tasks, updating Excel spreadsheets, data entry, assistance with estimating, correspondence and customer follow-up

Qualifications:
• Two or more years of increasingly responsible and relevant work experience
• Proficiency with computers and Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Organized, detail oriented, team player with a strong ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Excellent communication skills in dealings with clients, vendors, management, and co-workers
• Experience in marine, automotive or construction industries is a plus, but not essential
• Boat knowledge is a plus, but not a requirement.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@seaviewboatyard.com or call (206) 783-6550.


Topcoat Applicator:

Seaview Boatyard North, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier boatyard and yacht repair facilities located in Bellingham is currently seeking experienced, motivated, and reliable journeyman polyurethane and enamel topcoat applicators. Our paint shops are recognized as leaders and innovators in topside refinishing and we have a reputation for producing work of the highest quality.

We are looking for qualified candidates who have knowledge and experience in the preparation and application of coating systems both for repair and new paint jobs. Experience with use of primers, polyurethane topcoats, acrylic urethane’s, enamels.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

1 year of experience preferred, must have a desire to work with hands.

For the Bellingham Location, please send resume to:
2652 Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225 / email:jobs@seaviewboatyard.com or call (360) 676-8282.


MARINE MECHANIC / TECHNICIAN

Seaview Boatyards West & North, the Pacific Northwest’s premier boatyard and yacht repair facilities located in Seattle & Bellingham are currently seeking experienced, self-motivated, reliable journeyman marine mechanics to join our crew.

Qualified candidates must have basic carpentry, plumbing and wiring skills, as well as, experience working with hand tools, industrial tools, rigging, forklifts, etc. Responsibilities will encompass all aspects of general marine mechanics including shaft work, engine alignment and running gear, installation and repair (both mechanical and electrical) of wiring, pumps, valves, piping, plumbing, and thru-hulls.

This position requires the skills to perform general mechanical and electrical work, as well as, systems and electronics installation and repair. The ability to troubleshoot, repair and plan the installation of recreational marine electronic equipment including marine communication, navigation, computer systems and electrical systems both AC and DC is critical. Being an experienced sailor that is familiar with all the rigging and mechanical aspects of a sailing vessel is key. 

We are looking for experienced, confident technicians who take pride in their work and are looking for an opportunity to develop and grow with an industry leader. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated, flexible employee with a solid work ethic, good communication skills and a positive attitude who thrives on working in a challenging and fast-paced environment. This position requires an individual that is professional, team oriented, and able to take direction while working independently. ABYC Certification is preferred, but not essential.

For the Bellingham Location, please send resume to:
2652 Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225 / email:jobs@seaviewboatyard.com or call (360) 676-8282.

For the Seattle Location, please send resume to:
6701 Seaview Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117 / email: jobs@seaviewboatyard.com or call (206) 783-6550


FIBERGLASS REPAIR TECHNICIAN

Seaview Boatyard North and West, the Pacific Northwest’s premier boatyard and yacht repair facilities located in Bellingham and Seattle are looking for qualified candidates who have fairing, tooling and gelcoat experience including matching of gel-coat colors, applying and finishing gel-coat, matching nonskid patterns and other decorative finishes. Ideal candidate would be a journeyman laminator proficient in repair and new construction including major hull lamination & transom extensions. Experience using foam core, polyurethane foam, fabrication of structural parts, painting and finishing a plus. Knowledge of the use of common measuring tools, precision measuring gages and alignment fixtures to perform structural repairs is preferred, but not essential. Materials handled include polyester, vinylester, epoxy and urethanes.

We have openings for serious, confident technicians who take pride in a job done cleanly and efficiently, who are seeking permanent, full-time employment and the opportunity to develop and grow with an industry leader.

For the Bellingham Location, please send resume to:
2652 Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225 / email:jobs@seaviewboatyard.com or call (360) 676-8282.

For the Seattle Location, please send resume to:
6701 Seaview Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117 / email: jobs@seaviewboatyard.com or call (206) 783-6550


GENERAL LABORERS

Seaview Boatyards North and West, the Pacific Northwest’s premier boatyard and yacht repair facilities located in Bellingham and Seattle currently seeking experienced, self-motivated, reliable general laborers to join our crew.

Candidates must have a desire to learn basic skills in sanding boat bottoms, applying bottom paint, replacing anodes, washing/waxing hulls and/or topsides etc. Responsibilities will encompass all aspects of general yard maintenance including cleaning yard, assisting additional departments, yard store helper and occasional parts runner for store. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

1 year preferred but willing to train, must have a desire to work with hands

For the Bellingham Location, please send resume to:
2652 Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225 / email:jobs@seaviewboatyard.com or call (360) 676-8282.


FOLLOWING CRITERIA APPLIES TO ALL  SEAVIEW TECHNICIANS

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:

Flexibility to work in the standing, squatting, or kneeling position, as well as reaching overhead with occasional twisting and bending while performing any of the above task. Climbing stairs and ladders on a regular basis is required. Ability to work in small spaces, minimal lifting required above 50 lbs. 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Seaview’s work schedule is Monday-Friday from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm. 

During Summer there could be 2-3 Saturdays from 8:00 am-4:00 pm, and from time to time it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends.

Must work as part of a team with a good attitude, be punctual and have excellent work ethic.

Comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, paid time off and paid vacation after one year of employment.

Seaview Boatyard is an Equal Opportunity Employer