Employment Opportunities


Marine Electrician

NBBB has been building boats on beautiful Whidbey Island since 1964. We are in Freeland, WA where we produce state-of-the-art vessels; tugs, ferries, fire boats, fishing vessels, barges, dinner boats, along with many other sophisticated ships. We build an astonishing variety of vessels and lead in adopting innovative marine technology to serve our customers' needs. We are seeking Marine Electricians who will install, maintain, repair and replace marine electrical (AC/DC) and electronic systems for large and small vessels.


The Marine Electrician will install, maintain, repair and replace marine electrical (AC/DC) and electronic systems for large and small vessels. 

To Apply: Submit completed application form online via email to or via USPS to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Attn: Human Resources. PO Box 580, Freeland, WA 98249. NBBB's application form is available for download by clicking here.  

Key Roles & Responsibilities

• Read and interpret drawings, blue prints, schematics and electrical code specifications to determine the layout and installation of electrical equipment.
• Install electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, feeders, coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components.
• Outfit and lay out wire ways, and install cable trays, and initially install hangers.
• Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance.
• Maintain, repair, test and install electrical motors, generators, industrial storage batteries and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical controls.
• Maintain, repair, test and install electrical controls and components involved with various main propulsion units.
• Maintain, repair, test and install electro hydraulic steering controls.
• May install and calibrate industrial instrumentation and related devices.
• Knowledge and understanding of the principles, techniques and practices involved in the installation, maintenance, repair and alteration of marine electrical and electro mechanical systems.
• Ability to detect, diagnose, maintain and repair marine electrical systems.
• Perform electrical fitting installations, stud runs, cableways, controller mounts and all mounting hardware involved with marine electrical equipment.
• Work as a member of a team demonstrating skills to adapt, interpret and problem solve.
• Perform other tasks as directed.


• Ability to read and interpret specifications, understand and read drawings and blue prints and understand the contract requirements and schedule constraints.
• Knowledge of shipyard safety practices, vessel terminology and use of scissor and boom lifts.
• Ability to work in and navigate confined spaces, and indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to changing weather conditions.
• Ability to use torch to cut holes in bulkheads related to electrical systems and components
• Able to understand and perform basic mathematics
• High School Diploma or Equivalent.
• 3 years' experience working as a General Maintenance Worker or similar with working knowledge of Marine Electrical systems and required maintenance and repair.
• Ability to tack weld to initially install the hangers and experience using welding torch (using either MIG welding or stud guns - Journeymen Welders will follow up their initial installations).
• 1 year experience working with Electrical system.
• Valid WA State Driver's License.

Preferred Requirements
• Marine Electrician Experience.
• Journeyman Electrical Card.
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