Edgewater, Florida

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Our Company

Want to join a winning team?  Boston Whaler is expanding and we’re looking for the best and most dedicated people to join our family!  We offer competitive pay, an outstanding health and financial benefits package at 30 days of employment, Tuition Reimbursement, and a new pathway to build your career. 

Gelcoat Specialist

Gelcoat is the outermost structural layer on a fiberglass boat, designed to protect the underlying fiberglass layers. Gelcoat is a compound that produces a high-quality finish on fiberglass surfaces and incorporates a lot of chemistry, using epoxy, polyester resin, a catalyst, and other chemicals to achieve its strength and water-resistant properties. When cured, gelcoat combines with fiberglass to produce a smooth and durable surface that retards hull weakening from water intrusion and ultraviolet light.

The Gelcoat Specialist is responsible for applying gel coat to hulls, decks, and small parts according to our boat orders. To be successful as a Gelcoat Specialist, you must be able to perform a wide variety of tasks that require stamina and an eagerness to learn on the job. A good Gelcoat Specialist is able to understand instructions and carry them out efficiently within the given deadline.

General Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Read orders and follow all documented guidelines, instructions, and specifications
  • Clean and prepare boat molds for use
  • Spray boat molds with gel coat (similar to spray painting but different chemical composition) to achieve a consistent and even specified thickness that aligns to specifications
  • Inspect all gel coated parts for quality control using visual inspection and mil gauge
  • Maintain and test gel coating equipment and keep work area clean and orderly
  • Be responsible for adhering to the daily and weekly production schedule
  • Assist with fiberglass lamination and sub-assembly of products as needed.
  • Ensure hull/deck or small part records are complete and filled out properly
  • Train and help others on essential functions of job


Experience and Education:

  • Ability to read and understand all safety related documents and worksite rules including but not limited to: equipment operating instructions, documented safety management systems, and health and safety requirements.
  • Prior experience in spraying gel coat, various paints, or coatings is preferred.
  • Prior experience operating an airless sprayer / spray gun is preferred.
  • Must possess the attitude and ability to develop the skill needed to produce high quality product.

Physical Requirements

  • Adhere to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements which include wearing a respirator, dust masks, gloves, safety glasses, and chemical resistant suits when required.
  • Work a 10+ hour shift, with the ability to stand, bend, reach, turn, kneel, squat, grasp, grip, push, pull, etc. throughout the duration of your shift.
  • Ability to work in non-climate controlled environment where ambient air temperature can exceed or drop below the outside air temperature
  • Ability to work in a fiberglass dust environment and a fast paced, noisy environment
  • Must be able to pass a drug test and willing to disclose anything that would turn up on a background check
  • Must have the flexibility to work overtime both planned and unplanned to meet company goals

Skills and Requirements:

  • Have knowledge of hazardous chemical handling and disposal
  • Must be very coachable, adaptable, and self-motivated.
  • Must show an ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills.
  • Must interface well with other team members, supervision team, and departments throughout the company.

Shift: Must have the availability to work shifts described below. Overtime may be required based on scheduling needs. Boston Whaler reserves the right to adjust shifts and work times as business needs evolve.

Night Shift from 5:00pm - 3:30am Wed - Sat.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

About Boston Whaler:

For more than 50 years, Boston Whaler has been building superior quality unsinkable runabouts, cruisers and center console boats.  Founded in 1958 and currently headquartered in Edgewater, FL, the company's unique foam-cored construction process contributes not only unsurpassed flotation, but superior ride characteristics and durability. The current product line ranges from 11- 42 feet and is distributed around the world by a network of exceptional dealers. For more information about The Unsinkable Legend, please visit www.bostonwhaler.com. Boston Whaler is owned by Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), the largest marine manufacturer in the world.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and protected veteran status.

Brunswick is proud to be named a 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by GI Jobs!

Veterans and Reservists strongly encouraged to apply!

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and inspiration. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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#Brunswick Corporation - Boston Whaler

Edgewater, Florida

Brunswick Corporation is a publicly held company listed on the New York and Chicago stock exchanges, with sales over $5.2 billion in 2018. While we are family to approximately 16,000 employees around the world, three divisions in more than 30 countries create a local environment. Our global headquarters is located in the Chicago suburb of Mettawa, IL. Since Brunswick was founded in 1845, the Company has grown to become a world leader in the marine industry. We’ve been successful in the market for so long because we maintain a focus on driving innovation, while leveraging best practices and veteran industry knowledge. Here, your ideas for company growth are backed by a 175-year legacy of experience.

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