Current Job Openings

These job openings represent some of the positions available with companies who are members of the Maine Marine Trades Association (MMTA). MMTA does not provide employment services. Please contact each listing member directly if you would like more information about any of these positions. Please note that MMTA is not responsible for immediate removal of any position that has been filled.

Current Job Openings

Job Posted:

Full-time, year round preferred.

Brewer South Freeport Marine is looking for a sailboat rigger or sailboat rigging assistant to assist with de-rigging and un-stepping sailboats for service and storage. Work with our team to assess, repair, replace, install and maintain spars, rigging hardware, standing and running rigging. Fabricate lifelines, install deck hardware build and service furlers. We bend and un-bend sails and perform basic DC electrical troubleshooting and repairs. Utilize other marine related skills to assist other departments.

Work in our well equipped rigging shop that is 120’ by 30’. Padded mast racks, trolley system for lifting and lowering spars, heated, well lit, large windows, polished concrete floors with 60’ work bench. TEREX BT3000 boom truck for un-stepping / stepping. From water or from land.

Applicant should be a positive, self-motivated team player with good communication skills. General boat yard work experience with rigging specific experience is preferred. Qualified boom truck operator and boat moving experience a plus but not necessary.

If interested, please send resume to [email protected] or give us a call, 207-865-3181

Job Posted:

Strouts Point Wharf Co. in South Freeport is a full-service, versatile, boat yard and marina in South Freeport, Maine. Located 13 miles from Portland and 9 miles from Brunswick, on the Harraseeket River, on Casco Bay, we are dedicated to the art of boat restoration and repair.

We have ample space, excellent equipment and a team of skilled and experienced craftsmen that allow Strouts Point to thrive as a high-end company offering a full range of services.

If you’re interested in joining our team anywhere from a mechanic to working in the office, tending the docks to skilled carpentry send a resume to [email protected], PO BOX 780, South Freeport, Maine 04078, call us (207) 865-3899 or come visit us at 5 Wharf Road in South Freeport!


    • Woodwork and composite fabrication and repair
    • Finish work ranging from traditional varnish to AwlGrip
    • Honda Outboard Dealer, selling and servicing Honda Engines
    • Diesel inboards, gasoline inboards and outboards, complete vessel systems
    • Storage, winterization, & shrink wrapping
    • Dockage and Moorings, fuel, holding tank pump out, parking, showers, and laundry.
    • Hauling and Launching
    • Complete Detailing
    • Rigging

Our Facilities and Equipment

    • 10k square feet inside storage
    • Fully equipped wood/fiberglass shop with a finish booth
    • Fully equipped mechanic shop
    • Marina accommodating boats to 120’ with up to 480amp service.
    • Marine Travelift and 15-Ton Hydraulic Trailer
    • 15-Ton Crane
    • 2 workboats

Job Posted:

Positions for gas, diesel and outboard mechanics open immediately.

Brewer South Freeport Marine in South Freeport is looking for experienced mechanics or mechanics that want to further their knowledge in the trade.  We are dealers for Yanmar, Yamaha outboards, Honda outboards, Westerbeke and Nanni, Beta marine and many other systems.  Our techs are ABYC certified and attend service schools annually.

Some job duties include winterizing, commissioning, troubleshooting systems, basic knowledge of 12V and 110V, installations, diesel, and gas engines.  Ability to test run boats and diagnostics a plus.

We are on the water in South Freeport, Maine.  Deep water slips and moorings, we store 200+ boats from 55’ to dinghies. Well maintained equipment that includes 50-ton and 35-ton travel lifts, 2 hydraulic trailers, 19-ton crane and a full machine shop.

We offer a nice working environment with 20,000 SF of heated inside storage, clean shops, great health insurance with beneficial HRA, 401K with company match and profit sharing. Competitive pay.

Positions for gas, diesel and outboard mechanics open immediately.

If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to [email protected] or call us at 207-865-3181

Job Posted:


John Williams Boat Company is now seeking a Marine Rigging Technician. Some of this position’s duties include commissioning and decommissioning masts and sails for service and storage. Assess, repair, replace, and maintain spars, rigging, and deck hardware. Boat handling experience and basic DC electrical knowledge preferred but not required. Applicant must be a self motivated team player, able to lift 50 lbs. and have a strong work ethic.

Position is full time, year round from 7am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday. We offer competitive pay, paid time off, paid holidays, 401k retirement plan with matching contributions, health insurance, life insurance and paid training.

Download the employment application hereemail it to [email protected], or call 207-244-7854.

Job Posted:

Yard Manager Opening

John Williams Boat Co

Job description

The Yard Manager is responsible for supervising all yard activities working closely with Service Manager on planning and scheduling all yard activities including launching and hauling, physically locating boats, maintenance of waterfront equipment including floats, ramps, moorings and yard watercraft. Ensuring a safe working environment.

– Previous experience in marine related management
– Excellent organizational and time management skills
– Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
– Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Salary: Depends on Experience


  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Marine industry: 3 years (Preferred)

Please send resumes and inquiries to [email protected]

Job Posted:


We are looking for a dynamic individual to join the management team of our family operated boatyard business as General Manager of Hodgdon Yacht Services.

The General Manager (GM) is responsible for the management and supervision of all operating aspects of our full-service boatyard and marina located in the Boothbay region. 

The GM must be enthusiastic, a positive team leader, a professional with excellent business judgement, ambition, and have a vision for the future. Must be personable and approachable to all staff and have excellent communication skills and exceptional customer service abilities. If you are excited about being a part of the marine industry, we are interested in hearing from you.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or a combination of certifications and experience


  • Prior boatyard and marina management and a working knowledge of boat and yacht maintenance
  • Experience in leadership including public speaking and mentoring
  • Ability to execute responsibilities in a highly professional and pro-active fashion
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to maintain a positive and motivated work environment, and be a team player
  • Exceptional customers service experience to handle and resolve disputes
  • Substantial sales and client relations/retention experience
  • Experience with Dockmaster or similar ERP systems
  • Experience with budgeting and driving profitability
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Smartsheet, and FareHarbor

Benefits include Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, 401k/matching, PTO, and more…

Please send resume and inquires to [email protected]

Hodgdon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider candidates for all positions without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status or any other legally protected status.

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Careers and Training

Consider a Career in the Marine Trades

Whether you are just getting started thinking about a career, or maybe thinking about a career change, the marine trades in Maine is an industry full of opportunity and you can be part of it. America’s marine industry began in Maine and today it combines centuries-old traditional skills with some of the most cutting-edge technologies of the future. Maine hosts hundreds of companies involved in products and services such as:

  • Boat Building
  • Marine Engineering and Design
  • Marine Electronics
  • Sail Making and Rigging
  • Management
  • Woodworking and Joinery
  • Marine Mechanics and Systems
  • Painting and Finishing
  • Equipment Operations
  • Yacht Captains
  • Sales and Marketing
  • …and MORE

The marine trades allow you to use your skills in fields like math, drafting, electronics, mechanics, woodworking and chemistry to build a lucrative and rewarding career. You can also be involved in the exciting field of composite technology. Approximately 90% of Maine boat builders utilize composite technologies in their work today. Not only that, the skills used in composite technology are in high demand around the world. Contact us for more information about career opportunities in the marine trades industry.

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Maine Marine Trades Association

Please check our event page for information on training events for the marine industry. Some of the topics we offer include:

  • OSHA 10-Hour Industry Safety Certification
  • Crane Operator Safety Training
  • Straddle-lift Safety Training
  • Hydraulic Trailer Safety Training
  • Hydraulic Systems Training
  • Certification testing for the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)

The Landing School
Maine is fortunate to be home to The Landing School, one of the top marine industry training centers in the United States. The Landing School in Arundel is also the only school in the world offering accredited programs in yacht design, wooden boat building, composite boat building and marine systems under one roof – and the only residential yacht design degree program in the United States. The Landing School is an innovative training ground for the future of the marine industry, providing men and women pursuing their passion for boats with the education and inspiration to turn their passion into a career.
For more information

Southern Maine Community College 
With help from the Maine Quality Center funding, SMCC’s South Portland Campus has been offering Basic Yamaha Outboard Technician training. For more information email: [email protected] or call 207-741-5951.

Promoting Growth, Prosperity, &
Cooperation Within the Marine
Industry in Maine

Promoting Growth, Prosperity, &
Cooperation Within the Marine
Industry in Maine