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Build the Boats You Love with White River Marine Group

White River Marine Group is the world’s largest builder of fishing and recreational boats by volume, and they are also a member of Springfield, MO-based Bass Pro Group, a multifaceted organization that includes Bass Pro Shops®.

Nov 2019

White River Marine Group building
Photo courtesy White River Marine GroupWhite River Marine Group is a member of Springfield, Missouri-based Bass Pro Group.

WHO WE ARE

Drawing our name from the magnificent river flowing through the Ozarks, White River Marine Group™ (WRMG) is the world’s largest builder of fishing and recreational boats by volume. WRMG is also a member of Springfield, Missouri-based Bass Pro Group, a multifaceted organization that includes Bass Pro Shops®. Founded by Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier destination retailer, with a legacy of providing boaters, anglers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts innovative, quality gear to experience and enjoy the great outdoors. Together, WRMG and Bass Pro Group have a rich heritage in Missouri and Arkansas with origins dating back to the 1960s and ‘70s.

Work with White River Marine Group


COMPANY INFORMATION
• 2500 E. Kearney, Springfield417-873-4555
• whiterivermg.com
• Ranger Boats Facebook
• Tracker Boats Facebook
• LinkedIn
• Employees: 5,000
• Founded in: 1978
• President: Terry Shook

BENEFITS AVAILABLE
• Dental Insurance
• Health Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• 401k
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Life Insurance
• Disability Insurance
• Paid Vacation
• Employee Discount
• And more

CLIMB THE LADDER
• Part-time Retail Employee 
• Full-time Retail Employee 
• Department Lead
• Manufacturing
• Assembly
• Final Inspector

COMPANY CULTURE

At White River Marine Group, our associates are more than employees—they are our extended family. When disaster or personal hardship strikes, we are there to provide a hand up through the Bass Pro Cares Fund. Associates help contribute to the fund and support our Bass Pro family in devastating times of need.

STUFF WE MAKE

TRACKER® Boats • Ranger® Boats • NITRO® Boats • Triton® Boats • SUN TRACKER® Boats • REGENCY® Boats • TAHOE® Boats • MAKO® Boats • ASCEND® Kayaks • TRACKER OFF ROAD™ ATVs and side-by-sides

Fishing boat by White River Marine Group on a lake
Pontoon boat by White River Marine Group on a lake
Photos courtesy White River Marine Group Create the boats you'll see out on the local lakes.

COOL CUSTOMERS

We’ve accomplished some noteworthy things, like producing the first ready-to-fish boat, motor and trailer package. We also created the modern bass boat and are pioneering sportfishing boats that are more accessible to anglers. We’re proud to have earned multiple CSI Awards for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction from the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

White River Marine Group offers a wide range of career opportunities in all aspects of boat and trailer production. In addition to production, WRMG also has opportunities in fields such as maintenance, engineering and facilities management.

Jordan Hicks | Final Inspector with White River Marine Group

Jordan Hicks | Final Inspector

Age: 30 | Years at Ample Industries: 7

JOB DUTIES

My job is to make sure that a quality product goes out the door. As a Final Inspector, I make sure that the finished product meets our quality standards and is customer-ready.

WHAT DOES THE JOB MEAN TO YOU?

I enjoy working for White River Marine Group and Bass Pro because it is a great company that provides good benefits and a family-like environment. As an outdoorsman, it is important to me to supply the best product I can, because the customer deserves the best product they can get.

REQUIREMENTS
• Manufacturing experience recommended
• Basic computer skills
• Able to read a tape measure
• Able to read prints and dimensional schematics
• Able to use pneumatic tools

SKILLS
• Basic math skills
• The ability to work in a team environment
• Communication skills
• Detail oriented

WHAT YOU’LL DO
As a Final Inspector, you will be responsible for inspecting parts, sub-assemblies and products within the department, and ensuring that they meet quality standards.

CAREER PATH
Jordan started working for the company seven and a half years ago as a part time employee in the gun department at Bass Pro. He progressed to full time and was promoted to Team Lead over the hunting department. Jordan remained a Team Lead until he decided to transfer to the manufacturing side of the business. Under White River Marine Group, Jordan worked in assembly where he was cross trained in all areas of the line until he was promoted to Final Inspector.

Want to Know More?

EMAIL

CONTACT
Jason Brown | Divisional HR Manager
417-873-5346 | JasonBrown@whiterivermg.com

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