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.
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Current Job Openings

Job Posted:

Hinckley Yachts is seeking a Senior Lead Outboard Technician for our expanding Northeast Harbor, Maine boat yard. This is an exciting opportunity to work on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine, home to Acadia National Park!

Hinckley has been building and servicing America’s finest yachts since 1928. Our talented team works on any make or model yacht and are proud to deliver the highest level of service in the industry. We are always seeking candidates with a strong work ethic who are willing to support the best team in the business. Hinckley offers competitive wages, training, and full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k with an employer match, and paid time off.  A signing bonus, temporary housing, and relocation assistance may be available for the right candidate.

The Senior Lead Outboard Technician position is a key component in the service department’s customer satisfaction. . The Lead is responsible for maintaining and repairing marine outboard and inboard motors, in a professional and timely manner with quality work. The individual must have a thorough knowledge of various outboard motors, troubleshooting, repair, stern drives and outdrives. The individual must demonstrate the ability to interpret job specifications, instruction manuals, and manufacturer’s handbooks. Must be able to work with customers directly. The individual must also have a working knowledge of boats’ electrical and mechanical systems as well as installing new outboard engines with controls and accessories.

SIGNING BONUS AND TEMPORARY HOUSING, PLUS RELOCATION MAY BE AVAILABLE.

Responsibilities:

  • Senior Team Lead is willing and comfortable leading and assisting technicians with guidance and support.
  • Proficient in various outboard engines such as Mercury, Honda, Evinrude, Suzuki and Yamaha.
  • Responsible for maintaining and repairing marine outboard and inboard motors for customers, ensuring high quality, timely work.
  • Clean and maintain all equipment as required.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with all equipment.
  • Will work with other mechanical systems and basic 12 and 24-volt circuits.
  • Willing and able to educate themselves with OEM technical training/requirements.
  • Flexibility to assist in any position to meet team goals.
  • Install new outboard engines with controls and accessories.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years or greater experience of sterndrive and outboard repair, maintenance, and electrical diagnosis.
  • Excellent customer service attitude and skills.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ownership of all basic tools necessary for service work
  • Capability of sea-trialing and docking boats at the location
  • Engine-specific certifications highly preferred; OEM outboard certification is a plus.

Join Our Team: Be a part of a team that takes pride in delivering exceptional service and craftsmanship. Apply today and advance your career with Hinckley Yachts!

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/2511686/The-Hinckley-Company/Senior-Lead-Outboard-Technician

Job Posted:

POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for the oversight of our tender construction with a commitment to delivering projects on time and within budget ensuring the work performed meets the customer’s expectations as well as Hodgdon Yachts standards. The Project Manager, within the constraints of the contract, will establish the production timeline and will coordinate necessary labor, materials, tools and equipment with the Production Manager. 

Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of experience (or a combination of education and experience) with a concentration in Operations Management preferable in yacht manufacturing or the construction environment. 

General work week 6:00am-4:30pm Monday through Thursday.

To apply with your resume or for inquiries please contact [email protected]

Job Posted:

Boat Hauler / Marine Equipment Operator, Safe Harbor Kittery Point

Apply at https://shmarinas.com/careers/

General Information

  • Location:  Eliot, Maine
  • Employee Type:  Full Time
  • Minimum Experience:  2 Years
  • Pay Range:  $20-$30
  • Pay Type:   Hourly

Additional Contact Information

Description

Do you have a knack for handling heavy machinery? Are you looking for responsibility and an opportunity to show off your talent in operating equipment? Do you want to work for a company that continually invests in its people, facilities, and equipment? Safe Harbor Marinas has two waterfront facilities in Kittery and Eliot, Maine that service, repair and store power and sailing vessels ranging from 18′ to +50′. We are looking for an experienced equipment operator to join our team. The Equipment Operator is responsible for moving, hauling and launching all vessels on location. The successful candidate would be offered the opportunity to acquire additional skill sets within the boatyard and marina operations. Ability to operate power and sail vessels is preferred. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate heavy equipment including but not limited to:  forklifts, travelifts, and hydraulic trailers
  • Be able to operate machinery efficiently, effectively and demonstrate safe handling of vessels
  • Inspect, maintain and repair equipment to ensure operational
  • Perform related tasks such as pressure washing, bottom painting, block and stand vessels, and general facilities maintenance, as needed

 Safety and Environmental Responsibilities

  • Follow SHM Safety and Environmental rules and complete required related training
  • Wear proper personal protective equipment (may include safety glasses, gloves, life jackets and/or hard hats) as required for the task or work area
  • Report all accidents, injuries, spills and near misses immediately

 Technical and Physical Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 2-3 years’ relevant experience preferred
  • Heavy forklift experience and certification required
  • Ability to ascend and descend a ladder
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Basic boat handling skills preferred
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license

Minimum Soft Skill Qualifications 

  • Eagerness to engage in a growing, fast paced, and industry-leading company
  • Consistently treats others with dignity and respect
  • Genuinely serves others with humility and a positive attitude
  • Frequently demonstrates a bias toward action
  • Always communicates effectively and courteously with fellow teammates and members
  • Continuously follows policies and procedures while seeking out new and better ways of accomplishing duties
  • Shows resolve and overcomes difficulties in a positive and productive manner
  • Gladly provides responsive, and high level of service to our teammates and members
  • Eagerly puts forth the extra effort to accomplish duties
  • Adapts quickly and efficiently to changing priorities in order to meet teammate or member needs

The Company

Safe Harbor Marinas, LLC (SHM) is the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world. As a fast-growing company, SHM cultivates a team dynamic of passionate individuals led by the sharpest minds in the industry in order to serve the vibrant boating community that encompasses the SHM network. SHM teammates are committed to thinking critically, providing outstanding service and building relationships with all that we serve. SHM offers professional education and training opportunities and the chance to work with – and learn from – highly experienced professionals in the marine industry.  In addition, SHM offers eligible employees healthcare benefits, 401(k) plans, paid time off, and relocation opportunities. #boatingcareers 

Safe Harbor Marinas provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Safe Harbor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. The policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Additional disclosures available at https://shmarinas.com/hr-disclosures/.

Job Posted:

Outboard Technician, Safe Harbor Kittery Point

Apply at https://shmarinas.com/careers/

General Information

  • Location: Eliot, ME, 03904
  • Employee Type: Full Time
  • Minimum Experience: 1 Year
  • Pay Range:  $23-$38
  • Pay Type:  Hourly

Additional Contact Information

Description

Applicant’s desired background to include outboard engine maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs and repowers, as well as a familiarity with related vessel systems. Safe Harbor Kittery Point has two waterfront facilities in Kittery and Eliot, Maine that service, repair, and store recreational and commercial vessels, power and sail, ranging from 18′ to +50′.  We are dealers for Yamaha and Suzuki engines. OEM training opportunities are available. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspect, maintain, and repair boats of all kinds
  • Utilize diagnostic equipment to test and repair boat engines, running gear, and navigational equipment
  • Install and test sanitation and refrigeration systems, cabinetry, electrical systems, steering gear, and accessories
  • Troubleshoot, test, repair, replace, remove and install vessel systems and components
  • Conduct thorough assessment prior to starting a job including: acknowledging the budgeted time and time frame for completion, proving the system and the element requiring service, sourcing parts if required
  • Overall knowledge of marine systems including electrical, plumbing & water systems
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and install vessel systems and components including but not limited to: electrical, electronics, HVAC, plumbing & water systems (fresh, salt, and waste), gas and diesel engines
  • Assign parts and purchases to the appropriate vessels/tickets
  • Must possess own tools
  • Availability to work overtime in order to meet deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager

Safety and Environmental Responsibilities

  • Follow SHM Safety and Environmental rules and complete required related training.
  • Wear proper personal protective equipment (may include safety glasses, gloves, life jackets and/or hard hats) as required for the task or work area. 
  • Report all accidents, injuries, spills and near misses immediately. 

Technical and Physical Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Technical school training preferred
  • 5 years’ experience preferred
  • ABYC and/or manufacturer certifications preferred
  • Ability to ascend and descend a ladder
  • Must carry own tools
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Basic boat handling skills preferred
  • Experience with both gas and diesel engines preferred

Minimum Soft Skill Qualifications 

  • Eagerness to engage in a growing, fast paced, and industry-leading company
  • Consistently treats others with dignity and respect
  • Genuinely serves others with humility and a positive attitude
  • Frequently demonstrates a bias toward action
  • Always communicates effectively and courteously with fellow teammates and members
  • Continuously follows policies and procedures while seeking out new and better ways of accomplishing duties
  • Shows resolve and overcomes difficulties in a positive and productive manner
  • Gladly provides responsive, and high level of service to our teammates and members
  • Eagerly puts forth the extra effort to accomplish duties
  • Adapts quickly and efficiently to changing priorities in order to meet teammate or member needs

The Company

Safe Harbor Marinas, LLC (SHM) is the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world. As a fast-growing company, SHM cultivates a team dynamic of passionate individuals led by the sharpest minds in the industry in order to serve the vibrant boating community that encompasses the SHM network. SHM teammates are committed to thinking critically, providing outstanding service and building relationships with all that we serve. SHM offers professional education and training opportunities and the chance to work with – and learn from – highly experienced professionals in the marine industry.  In addition, SHM offers eligible employees healthcare benefits, 401(k) plans, paid time off, and relocation opportunities. #techniciancareers

  

Safe Harbor Marinas provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Safe Harbor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  The policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Additional disclosures available at https://shmarinas.com/hr-disclosures/.

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!

Services

    • 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
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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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Training

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