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

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.
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Southern Maine Community College 
The Composite Science and Manufacturing program at SMCC’s Brunswick Campus provides education and real-world experiences in a state-of-the-art lab that prepares students for entry into the composites manufacturing industry. Students who earn the Composites certificate begin by taking the technical courses required for a job in the field. The program is designed to provide students the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are essential for today’s composite manufacturing industries.
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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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Finisher -Harpswell

Date Posted: March 12, 2019

Great Island Boat Yard is in search of full-time, year-round Finishers. We currently have an excellent team of yacht finish technicians, but wish to expand our team to serve our customers as our business continues to grow. Duties include both varnish and brush painting on boat interiors and exteriors. Successful candidates will be detail oriented and energetic team players looking for physical work in a lively environment. Prerequisites include marine finishing experience and the ability to lift, bend/crouch and wear a respirator as necessary. This is a terrific opportunity to join a skilled team of professionals, servicing quality yachts in a first-class facility. We offer great benefits for full-time employees including:

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 4% Employer Matching
  • 50% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • 100% Employee-Paid Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 48 Hours Paid Sick/Personal Time After 6 Months
  • Profit Sharing/Bonus Plan

Please send your resume to: steve@greatislandboatyard.com Thank you for your interest.

419 Harpswell Islands Road
East Harpswell, Maine 04079

Marine Systems Mechanic -Yarmouth

Royal River Boat Repair located on the beautiful Royal River in Yarmouth, Maine seeking a skilled-experienced marine mechanic to help service and repair all marine systems:  engine-water-waste-electrical and refrigeration.  We are looking for a quality worker with a good mechanical aptitude and strong pride in workmanship.

Our work week runs Monday through Friday with overtime and Saturday mornings encouraged during the busy season.

The qualified candidate must have their own tools and capable of completing tasks with little supervision, be in good physical condition and able to lift up to 50 lbs.

This is a full time year round employment  with very competitive pay and benefits:  medical insurance – sick and vacation time – 401K plan.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:  forinfo@royalriverboat.com and please visit our website at royalriverboat.com.

OUTBOARD/STERNDRIVE MECHANIC -Yarmouth

Royal River Boat Repair, located in Yarmouth, Maine on the beautiful Royal River, is seeking a qualified outboard and sterndrive mechanic.  We offer full time year round employment with benefits: Medical insurance – sick and vacation time – 401K plan.

Our work week runs Monday through Friday with overtime and Saturday mornings encouraged during the busy season.

The qualified candidate must have a 2 years experience and or a degree/certificate in marine engine repair, your own tools, a good work ethic and capable of completing tasks with little supervision. This position requires that you are in good physical condition and able to lift up to 50 lbs.

We are a Mercury marine dealer.  Having experience with Mercury and Mercrusier is a plus but not required.

Pay is based on experience.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:  forinfo@royalriverboat.com and please visit our website at royalriverboat.com

Marine Mechanic - Portland

Maine Yacht Center is currently seeking a marine mechanic/systems technician for a F/T, YR position. A strong, high quality work ethic, cleanliness and positive attitude are important. Working knowledge and experience in diesel engines and all aspects of yacht systems, including plumbing, sanitation, refrigeration/air-conditioning, AC/DC electrical  onboard both power and sailing vessels up to 75′ is required. Five years of experience is necessary and ABYC certifications are a plus. Candidate must be a self-starter, able to manage projects on their own and communicate directly with customers. MYC offers great new facilities, a modern working environment, interesting projects, training, and a competitive wage and benefit package. Position requires that you are in good physical condition and able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Please send cover letter and resume to: info@maineyacht.com
Thank you for your interest.

Composites Department -Thomaston

Lyman Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston is looking to fill immediate positions. Experience in open and close molding, vacuum bagging and infusion is preferred. Basic experience would be considered if open to additional training.  Benefits include vacation time, health insurance and 401K. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com

Canvas Fabricator -Camden

Lyman Morse at Wayfarer in Camden is looking for a Canvas Fabricator to join our busy shop.  A successful candidate would be proficient in canvas fabrication including dodgers, Biminis, enclosures, repairs and cushions. Benefits include vacation time, health insurance & 401K. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com

Aluminum Welders -Thomaston

Lyman Morse Fabrication in Thomaston has full time positions available for aluminum welders for new boatbuilding projects. Previous work experience on boats a plus. Benefits include vacation time, health insurance and 401K. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com

Marine Systems -Thomaston/Camden

We are seeking Marine Systems Technicians for our Thomaston and Camden location. Looking for people with experience in all phases of plumbing & electrical systems as well as diesel & gas engines. ABYC Certification a plus. 5 + years of experience preferred.  Benefits include vacation time, health insurance & 401K. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com

Electronics Technician -Thomaston

We are seeking an Electronics Technician for our Camden or Thomaston locations. Prefer ABYC and NMEA certifications.  Benefits include vacation time, health insurance & 401K. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com

Varnish Department -Thomaston/Camden

Lyman Morse in Thomaston and Lyman Morse in Camden are looking for people with all levels of marine experience applying varnish by brush as well as other coatings on boats and small parts. Work would be in both our service and new build departments. Benefits include vacation time, health insurance and 401K. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com

Yard Crew Foreman -Camden

Lyman Morse at Wayfarer is looking for a Yard Crew Foreman. Travelift operation experience is required. Hydraulic trailer and mechanical background a plus. Benefits include vacation time, health insurance & 401K. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com

Millwrights/Welders/Fabricators -Thomaston

Lyman Morse is looking for experienced site workers for a 3 month project starting immediately. Minimum of 3 years of experience preferred. Long hours and per diem available. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com

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

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