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Defender is a debt-free, family-owned marine outfitter located in Waterford, CT, in business for nearly 80 years.  We strive to maintain an excellent reputation as a retailer of boating equipment and supplies, inflatable boats / outboard motors, and earn the trust and loyalty of boaters around the world. Our Mission is to be the marine outfitter of choice, offering the widest selection of products at the most competitive prices, and providing only the best customer service.

Our valued employees have hundreds of years of combined boating experience and are committed to earning our customers' trust and respect by offering friendly service, ongoing support, and of course, great value!

Defender Employees enjoy a broad benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 401(k), Profit Sharing, paid vacation and holidays, and very generous employee merchandise discounts. If you take pride in your work and enjoy a fast-paced and pleasant environment where there is more focus on delivering honesty and value to serious boaters than increasing sales, please submit your confidential résumé.

Equal Employment Opportunity

DEFENDER INDUSTRIES is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basic of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other recognized protected basis under federal, state or local law. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under applicable federal and state law. A reasonable accommodation refers to a change in the way things are normally done, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undo hardship on Defender Industries. Please contact Human Resources if you need assistance in completing any forms or otherwise participating in the application process.

The following positions are currently available at Defender:



    Seeking a high initiative, detail oriented individual with extensive boating experience and strong English language skills to review product data and create content for our high volume boating supply eCommerce Website.  Content must be presented specifically from an experienced boater’s perspective. The Web Content Editor will have responsibility for working on a variety of projects primarily involved in building and maintaining web pages, developing & performing data quality checks, and performing systematic content reviews. Other areas of involvement include overall navigational flow, layout of specific pages, and creation of individual graphic elements. Experience with product promotion, marketing, sales of boating products will be helpful.

    Technical Knowledge/Experience

    • Knowledge of MS Excel, MS Access
    • HTML/CSS, JSP, JavaScript
    • SEO/Metadata
    • Photoshop
    • General knowledge of  computer hardware / software
    • Google Analytics / Google AdWords
    • Limited Social Media


    • Technical Writing and Communication skills
    • Constant attention to detail
    • Ability to multitask
    • Ability to learn new software application skills quickly
    • Strong problem solving abilities
    • Affinity for new technologies
    • Ability to coordinate with internal and external groups

    Please see below for Application Submission Info .

    Click here to submit your résumé online.

    Please direct all employment inquiries to Human Resources.
    860-701-3427 (fax)