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Careers at Defender

Employment Opportunities

Defender is a family-owned marine outfitter located in Waterford, CT, in business for years. We are an authorized dealer of thousands of products from every major marine manufacturer and have grown to become the largest independent marine supply firm in the US. We are also the largest single-location dealer of inflatable boats in North America.

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. Our crew takes pride in their work at Defender where the focus on customers begins with delivering honesty and real value to serious boaters.

If you'd like to join our Defender family to share your experience and love of boating face-to-face with our customers, or by becoming part of our behind-the-scenes crew working hard to keep Defender the top choice for marine supplies, please submit your resume.


We are looking for a skilled Accounts Payable Specialist to perform a variety of accounting, bookkeeping and financial tasks. Ideal candidate will be familiar with all accounting procedures and have a strong aptitude for numbers. Must possess high level of accuracy in all work.

Your primary duties in this position are:

  • Responsible for all accounting work necessary to ensure high volume invoices are processed timely, accurately and in an efficient manner
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies with vendors and internal customers
  • Perform 3-way match of invoice/packing slip/purchase order
  • Enter invoices with proper terms, shipping and general ledger codes
  • Follow-up with internal/external customers regarding discrepancies
  • Research past due credits/call vendors to collect

To successfully perform this job, you will have:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent & 3+ years of experience in Accounts Payable
  • Experience with PO invoices and 3-way matching
  • Strong work ethic with ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook

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Date Posted: 2021-09-24 Defender Industries, Inc. Waterford CT 06385-3336 42 Great Neck Road Profit sharing USD Full time


In this vital role you will provide technical support including helpdesk and desktop support to all departments' hardware and software as well as remote and virtual systems. You will also:

  • Troubleshoot network connectivity problems; printer issues; wired and wireless scanner issues; and, general PC hardware/software issues
  • Maintain and update all PC and peripheral equipment
  • Run/terminate network cables; install/mount cameras; and, relocate existing cameras and cables


  • Associate's degree plus 2-3 years of experience in a client/server environment. (Additional and/or equivalent experience may be substituted for a degree)
  • Experience troubleshooting thin clients, PCs, scanners, portable handheld terminals, laptops, tablets
  • Inventory management skills
  • Windows Active Directory, Group Policy, Wireless, IP security camera experience
  • Experience in hybrid Windows/Linux environment a plus
  • VMWare knowledge and experience a plus
  • Network, A+, and/or security certifications a plus

In addition, you should have a working knowledge of the following:

  • General knowledge of networking concepts
  • Windows 7/10; (MAC OS Optional)
  • Microsoft Office and 365 platforms including OneDrive, SharePoint
  • Wireless technology - AP configuration and management
  • Wireless scanners, Android OS

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Date Posted: 2021-05-14 Defender Industries, Inc. Waterford CT 06385-3336 42 Great Neck Road Profit sharing USD Full time


We have immediate seasonal openings in our busy Retail Outlet Store for Cashiers & Sales Associates. Shift and hours (24-30 hrs/week) vary and include weekends.

In the highly visible position of Cashier you will:

  • Greet customers and process all monetary transactions correctly
  • Manage all register paperwork and cash; balance all monies at end of day
  • Work with management as needed to help resolve any customer issues in an expedient manner
  • Possess some boating knowledge; marine product knowledge a plus

The Store Associate offers friendly and knowledgeable customer service. With marine industry experience and/or moderate boating experience you will:

  • Establish and provide high standards in customer relations, product knowledge and sales floor services
  • Maintain knowledge of all products and current marketing strategies
  • Maintain inventory, product merchandising standards and inventory counts
  • Help load and unload merchandise for customers as needed

For both positions your background must include:

  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to consistently provide positive customer experiences in a retail environment
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to prioritize/organize, and flexibility
  • Computer, data entry skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office

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Date Posted: 2021-05-14 Defender Industries, Inc. Waterford CT 06385-3336 42 Great Neck Road Profit sharing USD Full time

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

DEFENDER INDUSTRIES is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis 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.