The American Boat and Yacht Council develops the preeminent safety standards for the recreational boating industry. The Technical Standards Specialist (TSS) plays a critical role for all things standards related. The TSS is responsible for the development, maintenance and interpretation of the standards as promulgated by the ABYC committees. Responsibilities include: - Administration of the standards review process including: o Manage process and participation of assigned Project Technical Committees (PTC) o Coordinate and run meetings/webinars with committee members o Prepare documents, comments and minutes for PTC meetings o Edit ABYC standards based upon PTC direction - Maintain and develop relationships with committee members and attendees in order to create a personal technical network to aid in answering technical questions. - Answer email and phone based technical standard inquiries - Assist in the maintenance of the ABYC Standards Library Online and other platforms - Write articles, and other content as needed. Some travel is required to attend and participate in industry events and committee meetings.
1-2 Years working within the marine industry - Dynamic, engineer minded individual that can understand and communicate the technical processes including the standards - Ability to handle long-term projects while effectively addressing the short term/immediate needs of the department - Comfortable and confident presenting in front of a large group - Ability to coordinate volunteers, foster relationships and complete projects on time - Proficient with Microsoft Office and Abobe Acrobat. - Professional writing and CAD Skills are a plus - Most importantly, the TSS must possess an unsurpassed passion and excitement about boating and supporting members to achieve the goal of making boating safer.
The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is a non-profit, member organization that develops voluntary global safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of recreational boats.
ABYC also has a long-established commitment to providing technical education, training, certification and professional development. Our seminars, workshops and technician certification courses are instrumental in increasing the level of knowledge and professionalism throughout the boating industry.