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Sportsman Boats Mfg. Fiberglass Quality Control Technician in Summerville, South Carolina

Do you have an eye for detail and enjoy solving problems? Sportsman Boats is looking for an experienced fiberglass quality control technician who will inspect boat hulls, decks, and finished products looking for defects. This person must be passionate about ensuring high quality standards are maintained on a daily basis. This is a vital role in the production of Sportsman Boats.

Sportsman Boats is a premier boat builder in the Summerville, SC area offering an exciting future and incredible opportunity for growth. Founded in 2011, we have quickly built a name for manufacturing some of the best and full-featured family friendly center console boats on the market.

Employee well-being and company culture are integral part of who we are and we are looking for individuals to join our team that like to be challenged and love to work in a nurturing fast-paced and goal-oriented environment. We offer top pay including QUARTERLY BONUSES, 10 days paid time off, training, and an opportunity to work among the best in the industry,

What you will do:.

  • Perform quality control audits to approve finished products by confirming specifications; conducting visual inspection and measurement tests with basic tools, returning products for re-work, and confirming re-work

  • Inspect boat surfaces for defects such as air bubbles, cuts, cracks, chips, and thickness of fiberglass, etc.

  • Promote and execute quality standards, inspection processes, instruction, test methodology, quality plans, documents and reports

  • Work closely with department managers, supervisors, and team leads to ensure good quality product and workmanship standards are being met

  • Document findings and make appropriate recommendations for improvement

  • Participate in improving the work environment through 5S standards

  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work area

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Must thoroughly understand the boat building process

  • Minimum 2 years stable work history in the boating or automotive finishing industry

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including documentation and record keeping skills

  • Be self-starter, have a positive attitude and the ability to work well with others

  • Confidence in decision making; willing to push back on production staff when quality or workmanship standards are not being met

  • Strong execution capability, time-management skills, and multi-tasking; ability to quickly shift priorities in support of production needs

  • Ability to use common hand tools, meters, gauges and other associated test and measurement equipment

  • Ability to understand and follow instructions

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to meet or exceed the company?s attendance and punctuality standards

  • Ability to work in fast-paced, ever changing environment

Work Environment

This job operates in a manufacturing plant environment and requires exposure to chemicals such as gel coat, acetone, etc. This role routinely wears protective clothing and masks. The lamination area is not air conditioned and requires working during hot weather during the summer months along with increased humidity.

Hours are 6:00am - 2:45pm M - F, extended hours as necessary including some Saturdays

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

  • Requires lifting, standing, kneeling, bending ? getting in and out of boats up to 10 hours per day

Apply today to become part of our exceptional team of world class boat builders! You can apply online or come by our plant at 113 Sportsman Way, Summerville, SC 29483.

Sportsman Boats is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.