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Defender Employment Opportunities

Defender is a debt-free, family-owned marine outfitter located in Waterford, CT, in business for years. We strive to maintain an excellent reputation as a multichannel 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 benefit 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 the focus on Customers begins with delivering honesty and real value to serious boaters, please submit your resume for further consideration.


We have an immediate opening for a Marine Electronics Specialist in our Retail Store where you'll establish and provide high standards in customer relations and product knowledge.

In this highly visible position you will:

  • Provide purchase advice and technical support to customers
  • Maintain knowledge of new electronics’ products and current marketing
  • Maintain inventory and product merchandising standards
  • Participate in and conduct product training for other sales' staff
  • Assist purchasing in marketing and in maintaining electronic merchandise store displays
  • Take orders for customers for out-of-stock items or those not normally carried in stock
  • Maintain a vigilant security watch on store merchandise as well as customer safety

Your experience must include:

  • 3-5 year's marine electronics’ experience, preferably in a retail setting
  • HS Degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of marine electrical (a plus)
  • Solid computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment

Click here to submit your résumé online

Date Posted: 2018-09-29 Defender Industries, Inc. Waterford CT 06385 42 Great Neck Road Profit sharing USD Full time


We have an immediate opening in our busy Retail Outlet Store for a Store Associate.  Shift and hours vary seasonally and include weekends.
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 a current knowledge of marine electronics
  • 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

Your experience 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
  • Store security and customer safety

Click here to submit your résumé online

Date Posted: 2018-09-29 Defender Industries, Inc. Waterford CT 06385 42 Great Neck Road Profit sharing USD Full time

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.

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