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Workshop Technician

Salary – Circa £24,000 + Company and Personal Performance Bonus

Location – Romsey

Contract – Permanent

Hours – Full Time


About Us: At RS Sailing, our workshop is the heart of our business and a gateway to the marine industry! We supply boats to a worldwide market, experiencing continuous growth over the last 20 years. Join our workshop team as a Workshop Technician and become a crucial part of our success, using your dedication, attention to detail, and passion for customer service to maintain our high standards and efficiency. 

Position Overview: As a Workshop Technician, you will play a key role in preparing boats for handover to customers, conducting GRP repairs, fitting to customer specification and refurbishing pre-owned boats. Heavy lifting is sometimes necessary as we load and pack shipping containers of sailing boats and accessories. Your flexibility and positive, customer-focused attitude will contribute to building strong business relationships and boosting our overall success. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Preparation of new boats to customer specification. 
  • Detailed refurbishment of pre-owned boats. 
  • Gelcoat repairs. 
  • Rope work & rigging. 
  • Packaging and labelling products before dispatch. 
  • Assisting in shipping over 1500 boats annually. 
  • Unloading/loading of lorries. 

Essential Skills: 

  • Physical fitness for manual handling tasks. 
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently. 
  • Reliability and flexibility. 
  • Efficient work ethic without constant supervision. 
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Basic paperwork completion abilities. 
  • Knowledge of small sailing craft. 
  • Willing to learn new skills. 

Desirable Skills: 

  • Forklift truck experience. 
  • Experience in GRP repairs. 
  • Splicing & rigging expertise. 

Benefits: 

  • Gateway to a long and rewarding career in an exciting industry. 
  • Training and development opportunities. 
  • Competitive rates of pay: Salary CIRCA £24,000 per year depending on experience + Company and Personal Performance Bonus. 
  • Company pension scheme. 
  • Sailing benefits. 
  • Bike-to-work scheme participation. 

To apply, please email lucy@rsmarinegroup.com with a cover letter and a CV attached. We look forward to receiving your application.

If you are passionate about learning new skills, love everything about boats, and have a keen eye for detail, this role as a Workshop Technician is your pathway to a fulfilling career in the marine industry. Join RS Sailing’s workshop team and be part of a legacy where individuals have progressed to work with renowned organisations and even become Directors within the RS Marine Group.