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Founded in 1938, Defender Industries is a family-owned, debt free, profit-sharing marine outfitter & supplier of quality brand-name boating equipment, supplies, accessories, apparel, inflatable boats & outboard motors for serious boaters worldwide via catalog, the internet at www.defender.com & throughout the Northeastern U.S. at the Defender Warehouse Outlet Store located at our headquarters in Waterford, Connecticut. 

Our Staff of knowledgeable, experienced boaters – sail & power – are backed up with a huge inventory of over 25,000 items available for immediate purchase or shipment.

After 75 years of delivering real value & Customer service to real boaters, we know that it’s the quality of our people that make us successful & sets Defender apart from our Competitors.

Defender is proud to be able to offer the following opportunities for qualified individuals. Click on a link below to see more information about an available position.

Equal Employment Opportunity
It is Defenders policy to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to individual's sex, sexual orientation, race, color, personal appearance, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, physical disability or mental retardation.  This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.  We are fully committed to this principle and to obtaining the cooperation and understanding of this effort by all of our employees.

  • INVENTORY CLERK
  • ASSISTANT WEB MASTER AND DATA ANALYST
  • ATTENTION BOATERS & RETIREES!
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    INVENTORY CLERK

    NATURE & SCOPE:
    The incumbent reports directly to the Inventory Control Manager. Ensures that cycle counts are completed and entered into our system daily. Performs audits on outbound loads. Verifies inventory against the file and makes appropriate adjustments. Helps provide training.  The incumbent must be able to react quickly when problems and /or questions arise. In most cases they are the liaison between the buying department and call center and warehouse operations. Works in a fast paced environment and must be able to handle multiple demands.  Makes bin location changes and assigns new items to a bin location. 

    JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Perform daily cycle counts.
    • Process returned merchandise, inspect and report status as directed.
    • Work with shipping department for investigations of missing product.
    • When necessary assist other support staff in the warehouse operation, and provide back up for any of the functions these positions are responsible for.
    • Train new staff members.
    • Assist in other departments, i.e. shipping, selection, receiving and packing as needed.
    • Assists with correcting receiving errors.
    • Frequent communication with buyers, vendors, call center and warehouse management.
    • Answer, transfer calls, take messages, page and make phone calls as necessary.
    • Equipment used includes calculator, copy machine, fax machine, PC and printer.
    • Works with the inventory control systems.
          
      STANDARDS & ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    • Treats others with respect.
    • Plans and prioritizes work to ensure department and organizational needs are met.
    • Completes work in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Assists other personnel in the performance of their work activities when necessary.
    • Attends work regularly and on time.
    • Responds promptly to incoming calls with consideration and courtesy.
    • Follows instructions promptly and efficiently, taking initiative when appropriate.
    • Adheres to safe work procedures.
    • Maintains favorable working relations with other personnel.
    • Communicates in a professional, business like manner.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education/Work History: High School Diploma or equivalent. Read and write English. Marine product knowledge helpful.

    Job Skills:  Excellent human relations skills and interpersonal skills required. Skills in conflict resolution needed. Accuracy and timeliness are very important.  Must be able to work with frequent interruptions. Personal computer and data entry skills, MS Excel, Word a necessity. Must be able to work in a fast paced work environment.

    Physical Requirements:  Works in a warehouse environment.  Mobility required throughout and around facility.  Manual dexterity required in the use of computers and printers.  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 regularly required to use their hands, fingers, or feet to handle or manipulate product; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, climb ladders, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to thirty-five pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than one hundred pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

    Performance Dimensions:  Accuracy, Attention to Detail, Neatness, Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Listening Skills, Prioritizing, Organization Skills, Taking Initiative, Planning, Problem Analysis, Decision Making, Flexibility, Confidentiality, Human Relation Skills.

    This description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended to determine specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision. Essential functions and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position

    THE POSITION DESCRIBED HEREIN IS AN AT-WILL ONE. NOTHING IN THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY CREATES (AN) or EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OR LIMITS THE RIGHT OF DEFENDER INDUSTRIES, INC. TO ALTER, AMEND OR ADD TO THE JOB DESCRIPTION AS CHANGES IN THE BUSINESS OPERATIONS OCCUR.

    Please see below for Application Submission Info .

     

     

    ASSISTANT WEB MASTER AND DATA ANALYST

    Overview:
    In this challenging position you will be responsible for providing web programming and web content  as well as develop, trouble shoot and improve existing code and scripting. You will also provide Access2010 and Microsoft SQL support to the E-Commerce department.  This assistance will include custom data retrieval and maintenance of existing Access databases and forms used in day to day web data processing and mailing list files.

    General Summary:
    Seeking an experienced boater for a full time position reporting to the ecommerce Department Manager. This is a great career opportunity with Full benefits, 401k, profit-sharing, Employee Merchandise discounts, Medical & Dental Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays.

    Job Requirements:

    • Build and maintain Web Promotion pages and assist with Email Blast production
    • Assist with day to day Website production including writing product copy, processing images, maintaining site links and PDF reference materials
    • Maintain, troubleshoot, and improve existing JAVA, Javascript, JSP code
    • Use Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools to optimize natural search
    • Build and maintain Access2010 Databases and forms
    • Use Microsoft SQL Management Studio to enhance Data Access and interface with Access2010 Databases and forms
    • Use Microsoft SQL Management Studio to update and maintain web ERP databases
    • Maintain Mailing list files, analyze list effectiveness, de-dupe and CAS certify

    Required Experience:

      • Two years of recent hands-on ecommerce experience
      • Experience working with a large ecommerce web site with product catalog greater than 15,000 items.
      • Experience programming in JSP, Java, Javascript
      • Database experience with Microsoft Access 2010, Visual Basic, and SQL
      • Able to demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML, Photoshop and the basic mechanics of website construction and design
      • Working knowledge of Google Analytics, Search Optimization ( SEO )
      • Knowledge of JQuery, Ajax, HTML5, PHP and ASP.net, is desirable
      • Experience with an internally hosted website running on a Linux/Tomcat Apache system is a big plus.

      Please see below for Application Submission Info .

     

     

    ATTENTION BOATERS & RETIREES

    Defender needs a few experienced Boaters with knowledge of boating equipment, supplies, & accessories to join our successful team in various positions.  Get paid for sharing all you've learned about your sail or power boats while working with other boaters.  Plus - EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS on all the stuff you want for YOUR BOAT.  Flexible hours, part-time, full-time, or seasonal.

    Please see below for Application Submission Info .

     

      Click here to submit an application online.

    We provide a great Wage and Benefit Package.  Please direct all inquiries to Defender Industries Human Resources
    eMail: HR@defender.com
    Call 860-701-3438 or fax resumes to 860-701-3427

     

     
     
     
     
     
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