Overview: For over 70 years, Ward’s Marine Electric has served South Florida’s yachting industry with unparalleled excellence and professionalism. Now one of the premier marine electric companies in the world, Ward’s is growing and looking to expand its corps of electricians. Come join us for a lifelong career in one of the most coveted electrical roles, as you travel from Ft. Lauderdale and Miami to the Caribbean and Mediterranean servicing the finest vessels at sea.

Minimum Experience:

  • Have a working knowledge of common marine electrical standards and practices as they relate to electrical system installation, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Have a working knowledge of marine systems, including diesel engine propulsion, diesel generators, fuel systems, fresh water and sewage, hydraulics, HVAC, lighting, vessel control and navigation, alarm, monitoring and safety systems, shore power, battery systems, etc.

Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Installation and basic design of onboard AC and DC electrical power and control systems.
  • Layout and installation of cable runs.
  • Troubleshooting of electrical systems and components using appropriate test equipment to detect and implement required maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • Performance of onboard ship checks to develop technical plans and scope of work for cost estimation and scheduling.
  • Performance of electrical, corrosion and lightning damage surveys.

Minimum Skills and Special Requirements:

  • Understanding of single phase and three phase electrical theory.
  • Proficient with common electrician tools, including hand tools, power tools, soldering tools, and multimeters.
  • Able to read and follow electrical diagrams, schematics, and marine standards, specifically ABYC.
  • Able to write technical reports and field notes.
  • Knowledgeable of marine class societies and rules, such as ABS, Lloyds, BV, RINA, etc.
  • Basic use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Professional communication skills in various formats, including personal, email, telephone, trade shows, and networking events.
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • Must be capable of traveling to vessel locations locally, domestically, and internationally.


An American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Electrical Marine Technician Certification must be obtained within six months of hire. Ward’s Marine Electric shall cover costs for all testing and study materials.


  • 80% of time spent onboard or driving to vessels in and out of water, primarily in local marinas or boatyards.
  • 20% in shop or office environment.
  • Travel to domestic and international marinas and boatyards shall be required, however the duration and location varies depending on the work.
  • Some bending, stooping, and lifting of weights up to 75lbs should be expected.
  • Non-climate controlled and confined space environments should be expected.

Benefits and Wages

  • Health insurance, dental/vision insurance, long-term and short-term disability, 401K, paid vacations/holidays; profit sharing eligibility after 3 years of employment.
  • $24 to $32 an hour based on experience and shall be discussed in person.

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