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Yacht Service Technician/ Mechanic (Florida)

 West Palm Beach
 40 uur

akerboom-yacht-equipment-florida,  31 juli 2023

Vacature in het kort

Are you looking for a job as a mechanic in yacht construction? Read more and apply

Over de functie

For the ultimate career in superyacht building, look no further than Feadship! Got what it takes to be a world leader? Feadship is the world’s leading designer and builder of luxury motoryachts. Our premier position is the result of many decades of craftsmanship and cooperation. The Feadship brand is famed for its superior quality and the way our people ensure perfection down to the smallest details.

“Every person involved in a custom build is needed and only the best craftman will suffice. “Imagine being able to say “Look at that boarding platform I helped make”.

As a result of opening a Service Department of Akerboom Yacht Equipment (AYE) in Florida (West Palm Beach), we are looking for a technician.

As Yacht Equipment technician your key responsibilities are service maintenance, installation and repair of the yacht equipment. The position would include:

  • Mechanical/hydraulic service of lifting and boarding equipment aboard yachts: Cranes, Passerelles, Gangways, Shell doors, Hydralift systems and more;
  • Cleaning, assembling , disassembling, and replacing parts as required;
  • Installing hydraulic tubing, hoses, pumps, motors, including system testing;
  • Installing conduit, wiring as well as terminate connections.

Taking ownership is going to help you to be successfull in this position. The challenge, and thereby also the success, lies in planning and thinking ahead. An example might be installing the crane, as to ensure that the work on the yard can go on. But also communicating and making agreements with subcontractors, ensuring that they are ready and on time.

Wij vragen

You have 3+ years experience as a technician in the Marine Industry. Experience with mechanical/hydraulic service of lifting and boarding equipment aboard yachts is an advantage (Cranes, Passerelles, Gangways, Shell doors, Hydralift systems and more). You are someone who takes ownership of the project and the challenge, to ensure that the work on the yard can continue at all times.

Further, you:

  • Efficiently service products according to Engineering/Manufacturing documentation;
  • Are able to read blueprints, diagrams, schematics (must be able to understand and service mainly hydraulic components and sometimes electrical);
  • Are able to use tools and operate equipment;
  • Are able to maintain a clean and respectful work area onboard customer's property;
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Are currently living/working in Florida/USA or have a Visa/Green Card to be able to work there.

Wij bieden

Each Feadship features the very latest innovations in technology and materials. That’s why every person involved in a custom build is needed and only the best craftmanship will suffice. If you watch the timelapse of Lonian’s build you get a sense of the excitement involved in this line of work. And the video of ViVa being transported through the countryside of the Netherlands encapsulates the Dutch roots of another Feadship that is built by people from all walks of life who share a dedication to detail and excellence. If you think you could add something to the mix, don’t hesitate and apply now.

  • Location: Mostly in West palm beach, FL. But also Fort Lauderdale, FL and Savannah, GA;
  • Competitive basic salary;
  • Full-time workweek, 7:00AM-4:00PM;
  • Various other benefits.

Training could be partly in Europe for a few weeks. To join service projects there or to go to our workshop.

Extra informatie

Do you recognize yourself in the profile above? Then respond via the button below. For more information, please contact Floran van Leeuwen at + 31-613 119 403.

The interviews take place on location.

AYE is the leading Dutch manufacturer and designer of the complete range of innovative, custom-built yacht equipment AYE designs and builds hatches, doors, cranes, platforms, gangways and boarding ladders; technical feats. The installers ensure that each item is beautifully integrated into the yacht's structure. It's services department in Florida assists clients at any time and covers all activities from emergency repairs, refits and overhauls to periodic proactive inspection and maintenance.


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