Dickey Boats "Boat Yard Hand"

August 17, 2017|In General

Napier based Dickey Boats is seeking a Boat Yard Hand to join its high performing team. 

This role offers important support for the business and has responsibility across a range of key areas:

  • Personally ensuring the premises, factory and company vehicles are maintained to a high standard, at all times.
  • The completion of factory/equipment and machinery maintenance tasks
  • The cleaning and detailing boats to the highest standards
  • Providing essential support to the Operations and Sales and Service Managers

The Dickey Boats “Boat Yard Hand” is a diverse role and will include various levels of responsibility from sweeping floors to assisting in sea tests. Tasks such as the safe management of supplies, assisting in fabrication, cleaning boats and running errands will be required.  Your ability to multi-task and prioritise efficiently is of high value value to the company.

A successful applicant will deliver the attitudinal qualities required to fit this high performing and award-winning operation. You will need to be self-motivated, energetic, hardworking and very organised.  You will need to demonstrate a genuine commitment to continuous improvement across all tasks and responsibilities.

 The following qualifications and attributes are required:

  • Full Drivers Licence
  • Experience in a workshop environment
  • A demonstrated ability to use hand tools safely
  • Knowledge and experience towing boats and operating them safely on the water
  • Accuracy and attention to detail when dealing with written lists and instructions
  • Demonstrated technical ability to complete multiple tasks independently and to a quality standard
  • Availability for overtime work (including weekends)

 The “Boat Yard Hand” is a physically active role. You will need to be fit and able to give 100% attention and effort at all times. 

 A current forklift licence would be advantageous for any applicant, as well as a genuine passion for boats.

If this role sounds like it could provide your next challenge, please email your application to

For further information, please contact Bridget Matheson at Dickey Boats on 027 836 5006 for a confidential discussion.

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