Nantahala Outdoor Center

  • Raft Repair Technician

    Job Locations US-NC-Bryson City
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    Year Round
  • Overview

    For 40+ years NOC has led the outdoor industry, taking more guests whitewater rafting and teaching more paddlers than any other outdoor recreation company. NOC also provides top-quality aerial and trail-based adventures, wilderness medicine as well as providing unmatched retail service, foodservice, lodging, and trip planning services. Behind NOC's rapid growth are our staff’s commitment to our five core values: lead by example, service before self, do the right thing, work hard/play hard and make it happen. These core values unite a community of leaders and pioneers in an exciting, fun and always changing work environment.


    NOC career opportunities offer prospects rare opportunities to work in beautiful locations, to grow their skills and to share a passion for active outdoor recreation. Ideal candidates are leaders in the work place that wish to join a unique, values-driven organization. They aspire to excellence in their fields and disciplines and they demonstrate a commitment to the service of others. Above all, they want to provide visitors with unforgettable experiences in the great outdoors. If this sounds like you, we hope you'll apply to join the NOC team.



    Job Summary:


    NOC is seeking a qualified, self starting and motivated technician to join our Raft Repair team. This position is full time (30 – 40 hours/week depending on work load). Nantahala Raft Repair works on a variety of inflatable rafts and boats. This position will repair fleets of rafts for the Nantahala Outdoor Center and other rafting companies in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and other states east of the Mississippi River.



    • Willing to follow instructions and work collaboratively with others
    • Willing to learn a 'trade' and become proficient with hand tools and repair methods
    • Use various hand tools to perform daily tasks
    • Move inflatables in the shop
    • Work with chemicals using proper safety equipment
    • Work in well ventilated heated and air-conditioned shop



    • Ability to lift 75 pounds
    • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
    • Previous use of hand tools, including air drills, side grinders and a clicker press preferred
    • Experience working in a shop environment
    • We will train as necessary



    The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of this position.

    The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment including hiring, promotions, termination, training and compensation. The NOC does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic condition or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. Furthermore, the NOC is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment through respecting and valuing the diversity among employees and all those with whom the NOC does business.


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