Marine Electrical Engineer - Boat/Yacht

Bertram Yachts Tampa , FL 33611

Posted 3 days ago

Bertram Yachts produces sportfishing boats and yachts from 28' to 65' in length and is currently expanding its portfolio of products to include a full line of outboard powered center console and dual console models as well as inboard diesel powered express and convertible models. Bertram Yachts are typically complex and larger boats may be highly customized.

Preferred Experience

This position is responsible for the design of marine power distribution systems and integration of marine electrical systems/components and electronics. The Ideal Candidate for this position will have experience in Marine System Integration, Vehicle System Integration, RV System Integration, or Similar. A strong Knowledge of AC and DC power distribution is required.

Note: Circuit Board Designers, Electronics Designers, Computer and Software Designers are not the Ideal Candidates for this position as it deals with large harness design.

Position Description

The primary function of this position will be the creation and integration of electrical designs for new boat and yacht product. This will be achieved by working with outside vendors and internal engineering development team. Responsibilities include development of electronics plans (i.e. Garmin displays, radars, VHF), AC/DC power distribution plans for components such as generators, inverters, refrigeration, appliances, pumps, audio/visual systems, lighting etc. and some custom component design such as breaker panels and switch panels. It also includes space planning for electrical components and routing planning for wire runs.

Once designs are created this position will work with applicable vendors to create new parts such as breaker panels and switch panels, create drawings for installation and create harness drawings for production. Finally, this position will be responsible for the integration of the systems on prototypes and maintaining system design through the life of the product. Although existing products are not the primary responsibly of this position the person will occasionally be used for troubleshooting and redesign of our current product lineup.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop AC and DC electrical power distribution systems and coordinate efforts with contract engineering resources as required
  • Design layouts and arrangements for electrical equipment
  • Complete all necessary electrical load, wire size, and circuit protection calculations
  • Work with external suppliers to specify and create new parts such as AC/DC panels
  • Develop digital switching systems as appropriate
  • Develop information necessary to build electrical systems Bill of Materials
  • Create 3D harness routing and production drawings
  • Create electrical systems installation drawings
  • Provide technical expertise and transfer knowledge to the technicians building the product
  • Help to build Electrical Standards Library and provide training to the intended audience.
  • Support the build and integration of new products on the prototype and support production ramp up
  • Trouble shoot electrical/mechanical issues on work in process as needed by technicians
  • Create Red lines and documentation for changes. Including electrical/mechanical issues, hardware locations, general installation etc.
  • Take and pass NMMA standards test and become in house compliance specialist
  • Support electrical quality audits and boat commissioning efforts
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering required
  • 5+ years of Electrical experience in the marine industry, RV Industry or similar having worked as a Design engineer.
  • The preferred candidate will be NMMA Certified. strong attention to detail required Specific understanding of Electrical Design pertinent to assigned projects required
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, verbal and written communication skills required
  • Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple duties/projects at one time, work independently with minimal supervision and resolve conflict in a professional manner
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire without being sponsored by an employer

SAFETY

  • Must follow established safety and health procedures, rules, and requirements for the job. Must comply with safety regulations. Must actively support continuous safety improvements.
    MATHEMATICS SKILLS
  • Ability to calculate wire sizing, Voltage drops, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    REASONING ABILITY
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram form or schedule form.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift up to 25 pounds. Specific visions abilities required by this job include close vision, distance visions, color visions, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIORNMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Bertram Yachts is a Drug Free Workplace where applicants and employees are subject to testing as outlined in the companys policies

    Benefits

  • 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Medical Insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, and Vision insurance

    Bertram LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Bertram LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Bertram LLC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Bertram LLCs employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Note: The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not constructed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the job. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Bertram LLC is committed to providing an accessible and barrier-free environment. Please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation during any part of the recruitment process.

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