Career Opportunities

Dania Beach, FL

GENERAL MANAGER

Unique opportunity to join one of the world’s preeminent shipyards, continuing the strong legacy of a family business while positioning the company for its next chapter of growth and development.

As General Manager of Derecktor Dania, you will be building on our 50+ year history as South Florida’s most complete large-yacht repair facility, and leading a team of 70+ staff and other partners to deliver the exceptional quality work Derecktor is known for. The General Manager will also help shape the capabilities, facilities, and relationships to maintain Derecktor’s leadership in the dynamic South Florida market.

Primary accountabilities include:

  • Achieving the yard’s business/revenue/safety and environmental objectives
  • Managing all aspects of daily operations to include, but not limited to maintenance, scheduling, planning/budgeting, facility management, safety and environmental compliance, and all facets of project management including bidding, estimating, budgeting, and scheduling to ensure projects are on time, within budget and meet customer expectations

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily operations of the yard
  • Build, motivate, and reward a strong team of managers and team members
  • Build and maintain strong company relationships with captains, owners, operators, management companies, government agencies, classification societies, vendors, and industry groups involved in yacht repair/refit
  • Work on business development efforts which include estimating, scheduling, and bidding projects for new and existing customers
  • Implement systems of controls to accurately measure performance and identify areas for improvement
  • Ensure all projects are completed safely within budget while maintaining high quality standards
  • Assess and manage project risks and opportunities
  • Prepare and present project performance reports and recommend continuous improvements
  • Continually improve, communicate and ensure adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Accountable for fulfillment of all contractual/proposal requirements
  • Develop annual operating, maintenance and repair, and capital project plans and budgets
  • Manages facility assets to include land, buildings, and equipment
  • Create and uphold a culture and climate of pride and continuous improvement through employee empowerment, communication, and effective management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Engineering, Naval Architecture, Management, or similar qualification preferred
  • Proven management track record in a primary leadership role (7+ years) in yacht or commercial shipyard industry highly desirable. Will consider construction/manufacturing roles.

Preferred Skills:

  • Able to build relationships with employees, vendors, and customers
  • Ability to review and interpret designs, drawings & specifications
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing schedules and priorities
  • Excellent leadership, communications, organization, problem solving abilities, and decision-making skills
  • Experience with facilities management and capital improvement projects
  • Ability to organize and motivate staff to achieve goals
  • Good presentation skills and the ability to interact effectively with key decision-makers
  • A self-starter with the ability to think independently and use good judgment in resolving issues with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to learn, be hands on, and pitch in when needed
  • Able to function effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Must possess a positive attitude and is a team player
  • Fluency in other languages desirable
  • Must be PC proficient in a Windows environment and have a working knowledge of standard office software applications. Experience with PM software is a plus
  • Preferred - OSHA certified
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

Director of Engineering/Naval Architect coordinates activities of multiple shipyard operations to include development of lifting and blocking plans for strap lift operations as required. Responsibilities also include design work related to new building and refit/ repair projects to ensure that the goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters and production management on key large projects. Apply intense and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of technical responsibilities. The Director of Engineering will perform essential duties and responsibilities individually and/or through coordination with other managers, staff engineers and vendors/consultants.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Have over 10 years related industry experience in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • A U.S. Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in the field of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience working as field engineer in a shipyard is required
  • Fluency in AUTOCAD™ or similar 2D design software is required, 3D experience a plus
  • At least 5 years of experience in providing production design support to shipyards in new vessel construction, refit, repair, and vessel modification
  • The ideal candidate will have documented experience with IACS Classification Society rules, ABS Class Rules, 33 & 46 CFR, MARPOL, SOLAS, Stability book interpretation and other codes applicable to vessel design and engineering
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite and MS Project a must
  • Strong English language verbal and written skills are required
  • Experience should involve performing the engineering assignments associated with the systems design to ensure proposed designs meet the contract requirements
  • The successful applicants must be able to work in a team environment and be able to communicate well with management peers and superiors as well as trade subordinates
INSIDE MACHINIST

Derecktor Shipyard is hiring an experienced Inside Machinist to work in a marine environment Candidates must have experience operating manual machines.

Responsibilities:

  • Fabricate, modify and remanufacture parts required to maintain, repair and/or create shipboard parts and equipment
  • Set up machines, adjust settings, perform calibration, maintenance, and repairs
  • Apply knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, layout, and machining
  • Operate computer controlled and manual machine shop equipment
  • Ability to operate lathes, milling machines, planer, drill presses, and grinder, etc.
  • Interpret mechanical drawings/blueprints, design and implement CAD drawings for machining of parts
  • Perform machine maintenance

Requirements

  • Able to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Keeps work area clean and organized to insure safety and environmental compliance
  • Must pass as drug test and background check
  • Prefer three years of hands on experience operating typical machine shop equipment
  • Prefer experience working in a shipyard/ ship repair environment
WELDER

Derecktor is looking for an experienced welder with shipyard experience to join our growing team. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and enjoys working in a team. The schedule is Monday through Friday, from 7:30-4pm, with occasional overtime.

Responsibilities:

Candidates must be able to perform - SMAW/Stick, FCAW/Flux Core, GMAW/Aluminum and TIG.

Additionally, welder will be involved in the repair, modification, and assembly of various types of metal.

Requirements:

  • MUST have experience in ALUMINUM welding
  • Pass an internal welding test
  • Be skilled in the fabrication and repair of equipment, fixtures and structures
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and weld symbols
  • High attention to details
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must pass a drug test and background check
  • Tool/equipment operation knowledge
  • Preferred - Experience working in a shipyard/ship repair environment
  • Preferred - OSHA Safety Training
MARINE PLUMBER/PIPEFITTER

Derecktor is looking for an experienced Marine Plumber to join our growing team. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and enjoys working in a team. The schedule is Monday through Friday, from 7:30-4pm, with occasional overtime.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to perform lay out, fabricate, assemble, install repair and maintain marine plumbing and pipe systems
  • Must be able to safely remove, repair and pressure test ship valves before reinstalling
  • Must be able to plumb shoreside cooling towers to a yachts HVAC system as well as be able to maintain the cooling towers themselves
  • Experience in CuNi, aluminum, steel, PVC and CPVC piping required
  • Experience with ViegaPress® or ProPress® systems a plus
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, select proper materials and equipment to complete projects preferred.

Requirements:

  • Be skilled in the fabrication and repair of marine systems
  • High attention to detail
  • At least 3 years of shipyard plumbing experience
  • Own hand tools (up to 1”)
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must pass a drug test and a background check
  • Tool/equipment operation knowledge
  • Preferred - Experience working in a shipyard/ship repair environment
  • Preferred - OSHA Safety Training in Maritime or General Industry
HAUL AND LAUNCH

Derecktor Shipyard is looking for candidates to Haul & Launch vessels utilizing mobile boat hoists (MBH). The H&L team works with the engineer to configure the required series of straps on the MBH to haul a vessel. They position the MBH over the pit and set the straps in position, guide the vessel into the pit and work with the divers to position the straps on the vessel. Utilizing the MBH, they lift the vessel and move the MBH with vessel away from the pit. The H&L team pressure washes the vessel bottom while in MBH and moves the vessel to the assigned location in yard. Haul & Launch team members also assist in the yard as forklift/crane operators loading and unloading trucks, tenders or relocating heavy equipment within the yard as required. They will also be responsible for doing other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Forklift experience (Preferred)
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test and physical
  • Must be able to work OT on an as needed basis

Fort Pierce, FL

- Currently accepting applications for all skilled marine trades.

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

Director of Engineering/Naval Architect coordinates activities of multiple shipyard operations to include development of lifting and blocking plans for strap lift operations as required. Responsibilities also include design work related to new building and refit/ repair projects to ensure that the goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters and production management on key large projects. Apply intense and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of technical responsibilities. The Director of Engineering will perform essential duties and responsibilities individually and/or through coordination with other managers, staff engineers and vendors/consultants.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Have over 10 years related industry experience in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • A U.S. Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in the field of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience working as field engineer in a shipyard is required
  • Fluency in AUTOCAD™ or similar 2D design software is required, 3D experience a plus
  • At least 5 years of experience in providing production design support to shipyards in new vessel construction, refit, repair, and vessel modification
  • The ideal candidate will have documented experience with IACS Classification Society rules, ABS Class Rules, 33 & 46 CFR, MARPOL, SOLAS, Stability book interpretation and other codes applicable to vessel design and engineering
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite and MS Project a must
  • Strong English language verbal and written skills are required
  • Experience should involve performing the engineering assignments associated with the systems design to ensure proposed designs meet the contract requirements
  • The successful applicants must be able to work in a team environment and be able to communicate well with management peers and superiors as well as trade subordinates

Mamaroneck, NY

GENERAL MANAGER

Accountable for achieving the yard’s business/revenue/safety and environmental objectives. Manage all aspects of daily operations to include, but not limited to maintenance, scheduling, planning/budgeting, facility management, safety and environmental compliance, and all facets of project management including bidding, estimating, budgeting, and scheduling labor to ensure projects are on time, within budget and meets customer expectations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages the daily operations of the yard.
  • Builds and maintains strong company relationships with project managers, captains, owners, operators, management companies, government agencies, classification societies, vendors, and industry groups involved in marine vessel repair/refit.
  • Works on business development efforts which include estimating, scheduling, and bidding projects for new and existing customers.
  • Responsible for implementing systems of controls to accurately measure performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Builds a strong team of managers and team members.
  • Ensures all projects are completed safely within budget while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Assesses/Manages project risks and opportunities.
  • Prepares and presents project performance reports, analyze variances, recommend and implement appropriate corrective action.
  • Accountable for the development, improvement and adherence to company policies and procedures.
  • Accountable for the adherence to contractual/proposal requirements.
  • Develops annual operating, maintenance and repair, and capital project plans and budgets.
  • Works with HR to secure and manage personnel.
  • Manages facility assets to include land, buildings, and equipment.
  • Creates a management climate that drives continuous improvement through employee empowerment and effective labor relations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Engineering, Naval Architecture, Management, or similar qualification preferred.
  • Must have 7 plus years of experience in a primary management role for a commercial or yacht repair/refit shipyard.
  • Proven management track record in commercial or yacht shipyard industry.

Preferred Skills:

  • Able to build relationships with employees, vendors, and customers.
  • Ability to review and interpret designs, drawings & specifications.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing schedules and priorities.
  • Must have excellent leadership, communications, organization, problem solving abilities, and decision-making skills.
  • Hands on experience in commercial or yacht repair/refit and be able to motivate staff to achieve goals.
  • Must have demonstrated presentation skills and the ability to interact effectively with key decision-makers.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to think independently and use good judgment in resolving issues with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to function effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and is a team player.
  • Fluency in other languages desirable.
  • Must be PC proficient in a Windows environment and have a working knowledge of standard office software applications. Experience with PM software is a plus.

Special Requirements:

  • Limited travel required
  • Proof of COVID Vaccine
  • OSHA certified preferred
MARINE PROJECT MANAGER

To manage repair and refit projects effectively and efficiently by addressing client needs, coordinating resources, developing and meeting budgets and delivering in a quality and timely manner.

Specifics are as follows:

  • Meet with customers to clarify project scope, requirements, budget, deliverables and timetable.
  • Defines project tasks and measures performance using appropriate tools, techniques and spreadsheets.
  • Communicates regularly with the customer and appropriate management on the status of the project.
  • Identifies any project risk and develops contingency plans.
  • Coordinates both internal and external resources to ensure project meets quality standards, is within budget, adheres to regulatory requirements and is on time.
  • Reviews all billing and invoices for accuracy.
  • Perform other work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of boat construction, materials, methods, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, diesel, joinery, metal, yacht rigging.
  • Knowledge of current status of costs, escalation factors and market trends.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting plans and specifications and comparing them with project in progress.
  • Skill in construction inspection and supervisory practices.

Job Requirements:

  • Shipyard project management experience with proven results.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • In-depth understanding of construction procedures and material management.
  • Familiar with quality assurance processes and regulatory requirements.
  • Strong time management, organizational and process improvement skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be a leader, team player and represent the company in high regard.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus.
MARINE JOINER / CABINET MAKER

We are looking for a reliable Marine Joiner/Cabinet Maker to plan, install, walls, cabinets, ceilings, fiberglass in commercial and private boats. The Joiner will be responsible for reviewing blueprints, planning, installing, and repairing rough walls, finished walls, cabinets, ceilings etc. on commercial and private boats.

Duties:

  • Reads blueprints to determine dimensions of furnishings in ships or boats.
  • Shapes and laminates wood to form parts of ship, using steam chambers, clamps, glue, and jigs.
  • Repairs structural woodwork and replaces defective parts and equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Shapes irregular parts and trims excess material from bulkhead and furnishings to ensure fit meets specifications.
  • Constructs floors, doors, and partitions using woodworking machines, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Cuts wood or glass to specified dimensions, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Assembles and installs hardware, gaskets, floors, furnishings, or insulation using adhesive, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Transfers dimensions or measurements of wood parts or bulkhead on plywood, using measuring instruments and marking devices.
  • Must be a versatile team player and occasionally assist in other production departments as necessary.

Requirements:

  • Trade school education or apprenticeship.
  • Proven experience as a Joiner/Cabinet Maker.
  • Ability to prioritize and maintain strong attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Physical dexterity.
  • COVID-19 vaccinated.
  • Pay scale aligned with top industry rates and determined upon experience and skill level.
  • Shift hours are 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
MAINTENANCE WORKER

Derecktor Shipyards, in Mamaroneck, NY is hiring a Maintenance Worker. This position is a great fit for someone who is looking to make an immediate positive impact and enjoys diversity in the workday. Responsibilities will vary according to yard needs, and may include yard clean up, job site preparation and general assistance. Tasks may be physically strenuous at times.

Requirements:

  • Able to perform duties with minimal supervision.
  • Some heavy lifting (25-50 lbs) will be required.
  • Previous experience on a forklift preferred.
  • Standing for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to follow safety guidelines.
  • Must have valid US Driver’s license.
  • Must pass a drug test and background check.
  • Bilingual preferred.
INSIDE MACHINIST

Derecktor Shipyard is hiring an experienced Inside Machinist to work in a marine environment at our Mamaroneck, NY location. Candidates must have experience operating both CNC and manual machines (predominant).

Responsibilities:

  • Fabricate, modify and remanufacture parts required to maintain, repair and/or create ship board parts and equipment.

  • Set up machines, adjust settings, perform calibration, maintenance and repairs.

  • Apply knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, layout, and machining.

  • Operate CNC router, CNC lathe, and manual machine shop equipment including milling machines, lathes, planer, drill presses, and grinder, etc.

  • Design and implement CAD drawings for machining of parts.

  • Interpret mechanical drawings/blueprints, design and implement CAD drawings for machining of parts.

  • Perform machine maintenance.

Requirements

  • Able to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Keeps work area clean and organized to insure safety and environmental compliance
  • Prefer three years of hands on experience operating typical machine shop equipment
MARINE PIPEFITTER & WELDER

We are looking for a reliable pipe fitter to plan, install and maintain piping systems in commercial and private boats. The pipe fitter will be responsible for reviewing blueprints, planning, installing, and maintaining piping systems and related equipment. Experience in welding and installing pipe systems according to specifications, excellent mechanical skills and a good understanding of the requirements and precautions necessary for working with pipes conveying all kinds of liquids.

Responsibilities:

  • Inspecting the workplace, clearing obstructions and preparing materials and equipment
  • Studying blueprints and planning pipe systems and related equipment installations
  • Using a variety of tools to modify pipes to specifications
  • Measuring and marking pipes for cutting and threading
  • Assembling and welding pipe components and systems
  • Securing pipes to walls and fixtures with brackets, clamps, and welding equipment
  • Ordering required materials such as pipes, hangars, brackets, hydraulic cylinders, etc.
  • Repairing and maintaining pipe systems, supports, and related equipment
  • Clearing pipe systems of obstructions and testing their functionality
  • Complying with relevant codes and regulatory standards.

Requirements:

  • Must be vaccinated against COVID-19
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Trade school education or apprenticeship
  • Meet state licensure requirements
  • Proven experience as a Pipefitter
  • Excellent mechanical and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to prioritize and maintain strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Physical dexterity
MECHANIC - OUTSIDE MACHINIST

Derecktor Shipyard is currently seeking an Mechanic - Outside Machinist. The individual will handle the maintenance and repair of marine equipment and vessels.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine inspections, maintenance and repair of marine equipment and vessels
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine necessary repair work
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of mechanical systems and propulsion systems
  • Experience in rigging and removal of shafts, propellers, and rudders

Requirements:

  • Heavy Equipment and/or Marine experience of 2+ years
  • Knowledge of the marine industry preferred
  • Ability to work in a shipyard environment
  • Must have own tools
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Able to climb in and out of vessels under repair

Benefits

Paid holidays, paid vacation, health benefits, 401K with company match and company sponsored insurance.

Work Environment

Employees may be subject to environmental conditions such as cold, heat, exposure to noise, hazards, and confined spaces/close quarters. All employees must be aware of work environment at all times.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential job functions. Employees are regularly required to lift, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, use hands and fingers, handle tools or controls, and talk or hear others. All employees must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Contact Human Resources

Florida

Erica Navarro, HR & EHS Manager

enavarro@derecktor.com

954-920-5756, ext. 111

 

New York

Karen Wear​

Human Resources and Accounts Receivable Manager

kwear@dereckor.com

914-698-5020, ext. 103