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Careers at Defender

Employment Opportunities

Defender is a marine outfitter located in Waterford, Connecticut, 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.


DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR / WEB DEVELOPER


You'll be responsible for administration and maintenance of existing databases while providing Microsoft SQL Server and Access support to the ecommerce department. This assistance will include custom data retrieval and maintenance of existing databases and forms used in day-to-day web data processing. Additionally, this role will provide web programming and content management, and develop, troubleshoot and improve existing code and automated scripts.

You will:

  • Use Microsoft SQL Management Studio to update and maintain web ERP databases
  • Build and maintain Microsoft Access forms and databases
  • Use Microsoft SQL Management Studio to enhance data-access; interface with SQL databases using Microsoft Access
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and improve existing Java and .NET web applications
  • Maintain pricing integrity
  • Maintain and continually update search functionality
  • Build and maintain database tools that help to push product live and manage our marketing efforts
  • Generate and compile sales reports and other business metrics

Your background will include:

  • Database experience with Microsoft SQL Server/Access
  • Minimum 2 years' web application development and database administration
  • Experience working with a large ecommerce website with product catalog greater than 15,000 items
  • Experience programming in Java/JSP, HTML5/CSS3/Javascript and, .NET/C# (Webforms)

You will demonstrate:

  • Solid understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues, and ways to work around them
  • Good understanding of SEO principles to ensure that our applications adhere to such principles
  • Excellent knowledge of browser troubleshooting and debugging practices and techniques
  • Understanding and familiarity with OWASP; site maintenance and scripting; and, best practices for website operations and security
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills; be a team player with strong time-management skills
  • Ability to write documentation

Apply Here

Date Posted: 2021-11-03 Defender Industries, Inc. Waterford CT 06385-3336 42 Great Neck Road Profit sharing USD Full time

MARINE SALES ASSOCIATE


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

Sales Associates offer 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.

Your background will 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.
  • Boating experience and knowledge is a must.

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Date Posted: 2022-01-25 Defender Industries, Inc. Waterford CT 06385-3336 42 Great Neck Road Profit sharing USD Full time

CASHIER


We have immediate seasonal openings in our busy Retail Outlet Store for Cashiers. 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 the day.
  • Work with management as needed to help resolve any customer issues in an expedient manner.
  • Possess some boating knowledge; marine product knowledge is a plus.
  • Focus on customer safety, store security, and cleanliness.

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.

Apply Here

Date Posted: 2022-06-17 Defender Industries, Inc. Waterford CT 06385-3336 42 Great Neck Road Profit sharing USD Full time

Please direct all employment inquiries to Human Resources.

[email protected]
860-701-3438
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.

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