Gage Marine
  • Delavan, WI, USA
  • $18-26 depending on experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time / Part Time

Benefits available for full-time employees

Gage Marine in Delavan, WI is looking to hire a Wood Boat Restoration Technician to join our team. Do you want to work for a family-oriented company that will value your contributions? If so, please read on!


Gage Marine represents a family of traditional and nautical business interests in lakeside dining, cruise boat excursions, retail boat sales, valet, service, boat club, pier service, storage, and recreation throughout Southern Wisconsin and the Great Lakes area.

With a passion for fun and a commitment to excellence, we serve our customers, colleagues, and our community. We would not be able to provide this level of service without our hardworking team. Although we work hard together, we also know how to have fun! Our team actually enjoys coming to work each day. In addition to a great work environment, we also offer competitive compensation and benefits. If this sounds like the right fit for you, join our family!


Work along side wood shop supervisor to refinish and rebuild classic wood boats. Perform maintenance and repairs on wooden boats. Learn the skills needed to replace damaged and rotten planks or entire bottoms. Meet the desired goals and expectations of our customers as outlined in each corresponding work order, while staying within the confines of the labor and materials estimated budget.


  • Maintain neat and clean service facilities & equipment.
  • Document all customer repair needs on a service repair order.
  • Enter tech hours worked on the correct Op-code for the job.
  • Make sure all paperwork is complete and processed for each work assignment.
  • Reach and exceed department and personal goals for accurate and efficient production.
  • Notify Wood Shop Manager of additional work requiring authorization.
  • Continually add suggestions for work improvement.
  • Good to Expert knowledge of the basic and advanced carpentry skills needed for wood boat restoration.
  • Good to Expert knowledge of materials; including being able to identify wood by type and knowledge of best application of each.
  • Good to Expert knowledge on safe and appropriate use of all power and hand tools in the Wood Shop.
  • General to Expert knowledge on the process of building new wood boats.
  • Good to Expert skills and knowledge of the materials and process of wood finishes and finish work; especially as related to marine applications.
  • Good to Expert knowledge of antique boat brands, types and construction techniques used to build them.
  • Be responsible for own work performance.
  • Maintain 0 comeback status.
  • Maintain 0 damage status.
  • Ability to implement effective and efficient work procedures.
  • Knowledge of customer boats.
  • Properly dispose and store hazard chemicals
  • Ensures all safety policy and procedures are strictly adhered to.
  • Completes "non-billable" work as requested by management. Management agrees to keep non-billable assignments to a minimum; however, when asked, technician agrees to accept the assignment and complete it with same care and diligence required on retail assignments.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by Wood Shop Manager.

Schedule Requirements and Physical Demands:

  • Able to work an average of 40-50 hours per week.
  • Able to work a variety of shifts, which include weekends, weekdays, and holidays.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs using proper safety procedures
  • Able to safely, responsibly and competently operate all vehicles and equipment related to production.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Professional appearance and positive attitude to all customers
  • Ability to communicate at a high level, both verbally and in writing
  • Organizational and computer skills are required for the position
  • Be team-oriented, self-motivated, and process driven
  • Have a valid state driver's license
  • Able to wear a full face respirator
  • Ability to operate all equipment sold by the dealership
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background/drug screen
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