Prop Tech I

Yamaha Motor Corp Bridgeport , AL 35740

Posted 2 months ago

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. is a growing and dynamic organization with superb products that includes motorcycles, outboard motors, ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, power assist bicycles, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel, and much more! We are a company of enthusiasts and have passion for our products!

Yamaha has an excellent opportunity for a Prop Tech 1 to support our Marine department in Bridgeport, AL. Under the direction of Marine Management, the Prop Tech 1 will perform propeller research and development, through accurate and timely validated testing.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide testing and development support for all current and future props.

  • Provide data on benchmark results to show Yamaha's overall performance status and areas where improvement is needed.

  • Propose new ideas for current and future propeller series based on market need or product performance enhancement through modification or proto-typing.

  • Maintain and prepare all necessary items for upcoming product testing so that development schedules can be reliable and accurate. Communicate with management to make adjustments to Development Schedules as needed when project status changes.

  • Perform testing to ensure and validate quality control with Yamaha and YPPI branded production. Ensure performance consistencies stay within documented tolerances. Summarize the results of each propeller test and advise on next steps based on benchmark target.

  • Under guidance prepare and rig boats, engines and related equipment for testing. Assist in testing prototype parts and components from Japan.

  • Support Marketing and Sales Divisions as required by preparing boats, engines, etc. for meetings and events. Assist with event set up, operation and demonstration of product.

  • Provide work results per day submitted to supervisor weekly.


  • Experience in machining work i.e. welding, mill and lathe, fabrication.

  • Experience in Marine and/or Auto Body work is very beneficial

  • Requires 8 plus years previous Marine experience

  • Must have strong propeller knowledge

  • Must have excellent problem-solving abilities

  • Computer skills in Excel, Word, Adobe and Power Point

  • Close attention must be kept on engineering data and project results. Output should be kept confidential as it may change Yamaha's future.

  • Requires up to 15% travel

  • Safe operation of all equipment must be observed.

  • High dependability, creativity, Integrity and strong sense of responsibility in order to keep an efficient productive work environment

Reports to: Testing Supervisor

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

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