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 in 2019 and 2020. For more information email: workforceregistration@smccme.edu or call 207-741-5951.

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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Marine Trades Specialist -Kittery

Date Posted: September 25, 2020

Marine Trades Specialist

Kittery Point Yacht Yard is looking to add talented individuals with experience in the marine trades to our team of professionals.  Individuals who have specific experience in the areas of sailboat rigging, surface coatings including gelcoat, paint and varnish, carpentry, or equipment operation a strong plus.

KPYY is a full-service marine repair and refit facility operating two, year-round waterfront locations with over 40,000 sq. ft of indoor storage.  Our culture is defined by the values of teamwork and unmatched workmanship with a focus on creating long term customer relationships.  We strive to exceed industry standards and to be recognized as the industry’s finest.

The successful candidate will be professional and team-oriented, but also able to work independently.  Must have good communication skills and be detail oriented.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs and work outside in all weather conditions.  Must be comfortable working in, on, and around boats.  Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.  Must be willing to undergo background check.

Other boat related skills are always a plus.

Position is full time, year-round, M-F 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.  We offer health, dental & vision insurance, retirement plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off.

Pay rate is $17-30 per hour, based on experience.

Please reply with resume, contact information, and references:  tsilber@kpyy.net

Outboard Technician -Kittery

Date Posted: September 25, 2020

Kittery Point Yacht Yard (KPYY) is seeking an outboard technician to join our team.

KPYY is a full-service marine repair and refit facility operating two waterfront locations. We are dealers for Yamaha, Suzuki, Yanmar, Westerbeke, and AB Inflatables.

Our culture is defined by the values of teamwork and unmatched workmanship with a focus on creating long term customer relationships. We strive to exceed industry standards and to be recognized as the industry’s finest.

Applicant’s desired background to include outboard engine maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs and repowers, as well as a familiarity with related vessel systems. OEM training opportunities are available. Must be able to lift 50 lbs and comfortable working in, on, and around boats. Familiarity with diesel engines also a plus.

Position is full time year-round from 7:30-4:00pm M-F. Good communication skills and basic computer knowledge are necessary prerequisites. We offer health, dental & vision insurance, retirement plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off.

Pay rate is $18-30 per hour, based on experience.

Please reply with resume, contact information, and references:  tsilber@kpyy.net

Composites Technician - Damariscotta

Date Posted: August 26, 2020

Hodgdon Yachts is searching for an experienced composite technician with boat construction
knowledge and experience to join our team at our Damariscotta location building world class
Tenders.
Technicians are responsible for building composite components using appropriate layup
techniques and have working knowledge of infusion techniques.
Duties include, material lay-up and installation, core fitting and placement, basic placement
knowledge of vacuum and feed lines. Trimming and fitting completed composite components,
grinding and sanding. Must be able to work with all shop tools, equipment and chemicals
associated with composite construction. May be required to travel both domestic and
internationally to perform Tender service and maintenance.
Experience includes working with boat building, composites as well as basic math, carpentry
and staging skills.
Hodgdon Yachts offers a four-day work week, competitive wages and benefits including
medical, dental, 401K and more. If you are interested in joining our team, please send resume
to: Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04578 or email
to dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com

Dock Hand -Harpswell

Date Posted: August 26, 2020

Dock Hand will be responsible for assisting with and carrying out tasks required to successfully achieve Marina objectives. Dock Hand will be involved with preparing vessels for launching and hauling – assisting with towing and securing boats, fueling boats, black water pump out, setting up/breaking down tenders, etc. Dock Hand will be responsible for preparing/breaking down marina facilities (spring and fall), and servicing/repairing floats and all associated water and electrical systems. During the shoulder and off-seasons, Dock Hand will assist with pressure washing and blocking boats, bottom painting, and vessel detailing, as well as general yard and facilities maintenance tasks, including routine cleaning to meet established quality standards for all marina related operations. This is a year-round position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Experience with basic small boat operation
  • Ability to operate tools, machines, and other equipment
  • Ability to repair docks and associated water/electrical systems
  • Availability to work tides and overtime when necessary

Technical and Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift heavy objects, crouch, and bend
  • Ability to ascend and descend a ladder carrying personal tools
  • Ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions

Minimum Soft Skills Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills while working both independently and within a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity and comfort working on the water in the marine environment

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 offers professional education and training opportunities and the chance to work with – and learn from – highly experienced professionals.  In addition, SHM offers eligible employees healthcare benefits, 401(k) plans, paid time off, and relocation opportunities.

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.

Please send your resume to Kristin Peterson at kpeterson@shmarinas.com.

419 Harpswell Islands Road
East Harpswell, Maine 04079

Apprentice Marine Finisher/Painter -Southport

Date Posted: August 18, 2020

Apprentice – MARINE FINISHER / PAINTER (Southport and Damariscotta)

Hodgdon is searching for an Apprentice Finisher to assist and learn the trade of Marine finishing.
A Marine Finisher is responsible for surface preparations and various coatings of the vessel, including fairing,
sanding, painting, spraying and other finishing procedures. Finishing mostly involves epoxy primers, linear
polyurethane topcoats, and other marine finish products. Most of the Apprentice focus will be on surface
preparation for high end paint jobs.
The chosen candidate will learn proper procedures to fair and prep surfaces for priming and final topcoat
application including sanding, cleaning, and masking, and working up towards topcoat application.
The applicant must have good communication skills and be a team player. Applicant must have a good eye for
surface preparation detail have a strong desire to learn and work.
A Marine Finisher must also possess basic mathematic skills, must be able to read and understand paint mixing
formulas, have flexibility to work in standing, squatting or kneeling position, at times work in small spaces, as
well as reaching overhead with some twisting and bending, while performing the tasks described above.
Finisher must not have a fear of heights and must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
Hodgdon offers competitive wages, as well as benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401K and more.
Our current schedule provides for a three-day weekend by working four ten-hour days, allowing additional
time to enjoy family and friends and the many beautiful places in the State of Maine. Overtime is necessary at
times to meet delivery schedules.
If you are interested in joining our team please send your letter of interest, resume and references to:
Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, Maine, 04576 or email to
dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com.

Business Manager - Harpswell

Date Posted: August 11, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY – The Business Manager is responsible for assisting in the management of many elements of the organization, staff management and development, administrative support and services that contribute to achieving the business goals and the effective management of the company.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receive and process payments. Generate reports to assure accuracy in billing for slip, storage, and service work.
  • Lead general office duties such as, answering phones, processing incoming mail, filing, data entry, and ordering office supplies.
  • Provide facility tours when requested.
  • Assist in the hiring process of new employees including: Processing of background checks; Handbook Training; Completing On-boarding Paperwork; Applying for IT Login Permissions; Answering Questions on Benefits Enrollment.
  • Train new employees on multiple IT systems and work with IT to ensure access to these systems.
  • Assist employees experiencing IT difficulties to interface with the IT department and make sure that issues are quickly resolved.
  • Provide administrative assistant duties to the General Manager as needed.
  • Available to work overtime when required.

TECHNICAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years’ relevant experience preferred
  • Proficient in general computer skills and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and ability to lift 20 pounds

MINIMUM SOFT SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service and an understanding of customers’ needs
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills while working both independently and within a team context
  • Organizational skills are a must
  • Detail oriented and ability to multi task are essential skills
  • Ability to use discretion when trusted with confidential and sensitive information or materials
  • Exceptional time management and problem solving skills
  • Eager to engage in a growing, fast paced, and industry-leading company.

Safe Harbor Great Island is looking for happy, self-starting individuals. This position qualifies for our benefits plan. Competitive wage, commensurate with experience.Please send your resume to Steve Rowe at srowe@shmarinas.com.

Yard Crew Positions -Thomaston & Camden

Date Posted: August 4, 2020

Yard Crew

Lyman Morse Boat-building in Thomaston and Lyman Morse at Wayfarer in Camden are looking for people to form part of the Yard Crew team. Heavy equipment operation, including travel lifts, cranes, hydraulic trailer and/or a mechanical background a plus. Benefits include vacation time, health insurance & 401K. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com.

Marine Carpenter -Rockland

Date Posted: July 23, 2020

Johanson Boatworks is currently seeking to add a marine carpenter to our growing team.

Position includes:

· Assist all departments with wood working projects and helps maintain vessels.

· Ability to transfer dimensions to marine plywood and other construction material using tape measure, square and making/layout devices.

· Troubleshoot leaks, squeaks, warps and make recommendations for appropriate repair.

· Installs prefabricated/custom parts such as hatches, marine hardware, metal trim, seats and other parts.

· Good working knowledge of most woodworking joints in the marine industry, such as scarf, sill splice, lap, finger and dovetail.

· Skilled knowledge and use of epoxies and vinyl ester resins or other adhesives to bond parts and preform basic fiberglass repair.

· Must have the ability to do light to moderate lifting up to 50 lbs.

· Must have the ability to travel up and down stairs & ladders.

· Must have a current driver license

Competitive wages & benefits. Apply via email to office@jboatworks.com

Marine Rigger -Rockland

Date Posted: July 23, 2020

Johanson Boatworks is a full-service yacht yard offering repairs, storage and complete restorations. Our Mid-coast Maine facility, located in Rockland, is seeking a seasonal Marine Rigger. Position potentially could lead to year-round employment, based on secondary skills.

Applicants must be able to safely handle both power and sail boats 25’ – 50’. Must have general knowledge of boats including but not limited to: stepping and un-stepping masts, rigging boats, including tuning rig, wiring mast and bending sails, winch & windlass rigging, rope splicing.  Critical thinking is a must.

Full time, spring through fall, Monday – Friday (7 am – 3:30 pm) with overtime available during Spring launch and fall haul out season.

Apply via email to office@jboatworks.com

Experienced Varnisher - Rockland

Date Posted: July 23, 2020

Johanson Boatworks is currently seeking an experienced Varnish/Bright worker to join our growing team.

Working knowledge and experience required applying a variety of marine varnish products by brush application. Including: stripping finishes to bare wood and building up with new varnish as well as maintenance coats of varnish to surfaces in good condition.

Working knowledge and experience applying a variety of marine paint products by brush application helpful but not necessary.

Must be able to work from staging, must be in good physical condition, able to lift up to 50 lbs. Strong work ethic and attention to detail are required.

Apply via email to office@jboatworks.com

Marine Finisher/Painter - Southport & Damariscotta

Date Posted: July 8, 2020

A Marine Finisher is responsible for all surface preparations and coating of the vessel, may include fairing, sanding, painting, spraying and other finishing procedure.  Finishing may involve epoxy, linear polyurethanes and other marine finish products.  A Finisher may also assist with preparing estimates, including interacting with Service Managers and/or Customers.

Five years’ experience in the marine finishing industry is preferred but may be substituted for experience in auto body shop finishing. The applicant must be familiar with brush and spray applications, have high quality standards and pay attention to detail.  The applicant must have a keen understanding of the safety procedures, have good communication skills and be a team player.

A Marine Finisher must also possess basic mathematics skills, must be able to read and understand paint mixing formulas, have flexibility to work in standing, squatting or kneeling position, work in small confined spaces, as well as reaching overhead with some twisting and bending, while performing the tasks described above.  Finisher must not have a fear of heights and must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

Hodgdon offers competitive wages, as well as benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401K and more.  Our current schedule provides for a three-day weekend by working four ten-hour days, allowing additional time to enjoy family and friends and the many beautiful places in the State of Maine.

If you are interested in joining our team please send your letter of interest, resume and references to:

Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, Maine, 04576 or email to dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com.

Marine Systems Technician -Rockland

Date Posted: June 15, 2020

Yachting Solutions is currently seeking a marine 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 55′ is required. Experience is necessary and ABYC certifications are a plus.

Duties to include:

  • Test, inspect, investigate, and diagnose mechanical and electrical failures on vessels to 50’
  • Perform all seasonal preventative maintenance (i.e. oil changes, replace belts and hoses, winterize engines, etc.).
  • Perform routine maintenance and installations on all types of marine systems including but not limited to; AC/DC wiring, electrical equipment, fuel, waste and water systems, air conditioning/heat, propellers, shafts, struts, etc.
  • Evaluate and repair faulty mechanical systems
  • Conduct service calls to various harbor locations
  • Troubleshoot 12/24 Volt DC systems
  • Perform safety inspection and recommend services
  • Seek opportunities to generate revenue while performing maintenance
  • Commission and decommission vessels
  • Report labor hours to Pier Vantage operating staff management system
  • Compile and submit parts requests to the Parts Advisor
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work area

Required Experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of marine mechanics
  • Experience as a Marine Mechanic
  • Knowledge and practice of shop safety procedures
  • Detail-oriented while maintaining high productivity

The right candidate will be a self-starter and motivated, enjoy a team orientated work environment with interaction between both employees and customers, while also being able to work independently for periods of time. There is opportunity for growth and the potential to take on more responsibilities. A competitive hourly rate will be offered, commensurate with experience. This position qualifies for our benefits plan.

Please submit your resume to: bcole@yachtingsolutions.com

Bob Cole, General Manager, Yachting Solutions 56 New County Road Rockland, Maine 04856

Marine Mechanic -Rockland

Date Posted: June 15, 2020

Yachting Solutions is currently seeking a marine mechanic for a F/T, YR position. A strong, high quality work ethic, cleanliness and positive attitude are important. Working knowledge and experience of the duties of a Marine Mechanic, including but not limited to the troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of marine diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, drive train and related electrical equipment. Duties to include:

  • Perform related duties assigned or as the situation dictates.
    • Perform all seasonal preventative maintenance (i.e. oil changes, replace belts and hoses, winterize engines, etc.).
    • Evaluate and repair faulty mechanical systems.
    • Conduct service calls to various harbor locations.
    • Troubleshoot 12/24 Volt DC systems and generators.
    • Do welding, soldering and brazing.
    • Operate metal fabrication machinery (i.e. mills, lathes, etc.).
    • Attend dealership-sponsored training (i.e. Steyr, Wesmar, Domestic, Cruise Air, Marine Air, Nautical Structure, Imtra, Side-power, Volvo Penta.
    • Assist other departments when necessary.
    • Maintain updated knowledge of product and industry trends and methods.
    • Maintain accurate records, both paper and electronic, related to billing, work orders and hours worked.
    • Work with customer service department and customers for the effective and timely completion of projects
  • Maintain awareness of and continually practice safe work habits.
    • Maintain a safe work environment.
    • Maintain cleanliness on projects both during and after job completion.
    • Continually strive to meet Yachting Solutions standard of customer service.
    • Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to comprehend and utilize technical service manuals and use them to facilitate repair
• Unimpaired ability to walk, bend, climb and work safely around water, on a ladder or in confined spaces
• Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
• Capacity to work as a member of a team or by oneself to achieve desired results
• Be able to safely operate a variety of stationary or portable hand and power tools
• Understand basic AC/DC circuitry
• Ability to use a PC
• Ability to read, write and comprehend work orders

  • Prior mechanical training or background
    • Basic computer skills
    • Steyr, Wesmar, Domestic, Cruise Air, Marine Air, Nautical Structure, Imtra, Side-power, Volvo Penta, and Universal training a plus.

The right candidate will be a self-starter and motivated, enjoy a team orientated work environment with interaction between both employees and customers, while also being able to work independently for periods of time. There is opportunity for growth and the potential to take on more responsibilities. A competitive hourly rate will be offered, commensurate with experience. This position qualifies for our benefits plan.

Please submit your resume to: bcole@yachtingsolutions.com

Bob Cole, General Manager, Yachting Solutions 56 New County Road Rockland, Maine 04856

Billing Coordinator -Rockland

Date Posted: June 15, 2020

Yachting Solutions is currently seeking a billing coordinator / accounts receivable professional for a F/T, YR position. A strong, high quality work ethic, and positive attitude are important. Working knowledge and experience in invoicing and client interaction is required.

  • Billing – Generate and review, in coordination with service managers, customer invoices with a high level of accuracy.
  • Create spreadsheets and variance reports used in tracking monthly invoicing
  • Provide some administrative assistance to the General Manager and Service Managers..
  • Execute Point of Sale transactions dealing directly with clients in person and over the phone.
  • Detailed record keeping in line with efficient invoicing and correspondence
  • Assist with data analysis and other projects as needed.
  • The candidate will additionally perform some reception responsibilities and client interaction. Strong customer relation skills, diplomacy and communication skills are required.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Professional, friendly and courteous to all co-workers and positive company representation while interacting with clients.
  • Maintain and update Media platforms. (Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn)

Required Experience / Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to focus on data entry for long periods of time.
  • Ability to produce highly accurate work in a productive and efficient time line.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Software & Adobe
  • Ability to learn and master specialized Pier Vantage Software used for the customer, work order, and invoicing data entry.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to be productive and efficient with a minimal amount of supervision.
  • Minimum of 1 – 3 years of related job experience.

The right candidate will be a self-starter and motivated, enjoy a team orientated work environment with interaction between both employees and customers, while also being able to work independently for periods of time. There is opportunity for growth and the potential to take on more responsibilities. A competitive hourly rate will be offered, commensurate with experience. This position qualifies for our benefits plan.

Please submit your resume to: bcole@yachtingsolutions.com

Bob Cole, General Manager, Yachting Solutions 56 New County Road Rockland, Maine 04856

Marine Dealer Prep Technician -Rockland

Date Posted: June 15, 2020

Yachting Solutions is currently seeking a boat sales department dealer prep technician for a F/T, YR position. A strong, high quality work ethic, cleanliness and positive attitude are important. Working knowledge and experience of the marine industry specifically new boat sales and service are preferred. This is an integral part of our team, working with the sales department, service department, boat suppliers and new clients, the ideal candidate with have a friendly can do spirit that exemplifies the highest standard of customer service. Duties to include:

  • Perform related duties assigned or as the situation dictates.
  • Receive new boat deliveries from manufacturers; inventory, quality control, unpack, clean, detail and stage in the sales lot.
  • Perform routine maintenance on marine systems in preparation for delivering a high quality sales experience.
  • Painting, bedding hardware, installing batteries and fuel tanks experience preferred but will train the right candidate.
  • Perform inspections to ensure quality control. High degree of attention to detail is required.
  • Perform set up and preparations for client to receive their purchase.
  • Ability to operate fork lift preferred.
  • Transport boats on trailer to mechanical shop for commissioning/service work or to the boat ramp. Ability to drive Class A truck with boat and trailer attached preferred. Clean driving record a must.
  • Ability to launch, haul, deliver and operate boats preferred but will train the right candidate.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of product.
  • Maintain accurate records, both paper and electronic, related to inventory, work orders and hours worked.
  • Work with sales team, service department and customers for the effective and timely completion of projects.
  • Maintain awareness of and practice safe work habits.
  • Continually strive to meet Yachting Solutions standard of customer service.
  • Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Unimpaired ability to walk, bend, climb and work safely around water, on a ladder or in confined spaces
    • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Capacity to work as a member of a team or by oneself to achieve desired results
    • Be able to safely operate a variety of portable hand and power tools
    • Basic computer skills
    • Ability to read, write and comprehend work orders
  • Prior mechanical background preferred

The right candidate will be a self-starter and motivated, enjoy a team orientated work environment with interaction between both employees and customers, while also being able to work independently for periods of time. There is opportunity for growth and the potential to take on more responsibilities. A competitive hourly rate will be offered, commensurate with experience. This position qualifies for our benefits plan.

Please submit your resume to: bcole@yachtingsolutions.com

Bob Cole, General Manager, Yachting Solutions 56 New County Road Rockland, Maine 04856

Marine Electronics Technician

Date Posted: June 3, 2020

Marine Electronics Technicians

Lyman Morse is looking for an Electronics Technician. ABYC and NMEA certifications are preferred.

Benefits include vacation time, health insurance and 401K. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com.

Rigger -Harpswell

Date Posted: May 14, 2020

Great Island Boat Yard is currently seeking a full-time, year-round employee to join our Rigging team. Successful candidate will be a detail oriented and energetic team player looking for physical work in a lively environment. Work includes, but is not limited to, stepping/unstepping masts, bending/unbending sails, cleaning/servicing winches, servicing steering systems, and assembling davits.

Previous experience and a sailing background is preferred, but not required. We will train the right candidate.

Prerequisites include having a valid driver’s license and the ability to lift heavy objects and bend/crouch, as necessary. Having one’s own ditty bag and tools is a must.

This is a terrific opportunity to be part of a skilled team of professionals servicing quality yachts in a first-class facility.

Great Island Boat Yard is a family-run business, looking for happy, self-starting individuals. This position qualifies for our benefits plan. Competitive wage, commensurate with experience.

Send your resume to Steve Rowe at steve@greatislandboatyard.com.

419 Harpswell Islands Road
East Harpswell, Maine 04079

Yard Operations -Harpswell

Date Posted: May 14, 2020

Great Island Boat Yard is currently seeking a full-time, year-round employee to join our Yard Operations team. This is a dynamic position that is involved in many facets of our boat yard operation: hauling/launching; detailing; bottom painting; maintenance of the yard and buildings, as needed; framing and covering/uncovering boats.

Successful candidate will be a detail oriented and energetic team player looking for physical work in a lively environment. Prerequisites include having a valid driver’s license and the ability to lift heavy objects, bend/crouch, and wear a respirator as necessary.

This is a terrific opportunity to be part of a skilled team of professionals servicing quality yachts in a first-class facility.

Great Island Boat Yard is a family-run business, looking for happy, self-starting individuals. This position qualifies for our benefits plan. Competitive wage, commensurate with experience.

Send your resume to our Operations Manager at trevor@greatislandboatyard.com.

419 Harpswell Islands Road
East Harpswell, Maine 04079

Service Carpentry Foreman - Thomaston

Date Posted: March 26, 2020

Service Carpentry Foreman

Lyman Morse in Thomaston is looking for a service foreman to support the service yard. The ideal candidate would be an experienced industry professional who is proficient with Excel, Email, MS Office Suite, estimating, budgets and supervising a wide array of yacht service related projects. Must have good communication skills and ability to interact with customers, employees and other supervisors. Benefits include vacation time, health insurance and 401K. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com.

Marketing Intern -Yarmouth

Date Posted: March 12, 2020

Marketing Intern (Paid)

Marina Holdings, LLC – Yarmouth Boat Yard, Freedom Boat Club & Moose Landing Marina | Corporate Office – Yarmouth, ME

To apply to this job, email Tracy@ybyboats.com.

Position Details

Job Status: Part-time

Supervisor: Tracy Coughlin | Marketing Director

Pay Type: $12-$14/hour based on experience and performance

Start date/Work Schedule: Immediate/Flexible, 25 hours/week

We are looking for an enthusiastic marketing intern. Offering a flexible schedule and a fun work environment, you will collaborate with our marketing and sales teams to help achieve and expand our marketing goals.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the marketing and sales teams in daily administrative tasks
  • Assist in marketing and advertising promotional activities (e.g. social media, email campaigns, and event planning)
  • Prepare promotional presentations
  • Help distribute marketing materials
  • Manage and update company contact management systems
  • Help plan and organize marketing events
  • Assist in building photo and video libraries

Skills & Requirements

  • Seeking candidate that has a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and is a great team player
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Adobe Creative software experience a plus
  • Social media management experience required
  • Photography and video editing skills preferred
  • Boating industry knowledge preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record with proof of insurance
  • Must be willing to work occasional weekend and/or evening hours to assist with events

Marine Detailer -Kittery

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Marine Vessel Cosmetics & Detailing

Kittery Point Yacht Yard is seeking a professional in the field of marine cosmetics & detailing.

KPYY is a full-service marine repair and refit facility operating two, year-round waterfront locations with over 40,000 sq. ft of indoor storage.  We have a fleet of inside boats that require a wide range of cosmetic work throughout the winter months and a much larger fleet of outside boats that require similar service through spring and early summer (April to July).  We also have the opportunity to expand our detailing program during the summer months.

Our culture is defined by the values of teamwork and unmatched workmanship with a focus on creating long term customer relationships.  We strive to exceed industry standards and to be recognized as the industry’s finest.

We are looking to add an individual that has at least 3 years of experience working with spray and brush applications of paint and varnish.  This individual must have experience matching gelcoat & paint, be proficient with laying up fiberglass, and have an additional asset of basic carpentry skills.  Applicant must be proficient in all aspects of yacht cleaning and detailing, including buffing & waxing and bottom paint prep & application.  The successful candidate will be professional and team-oriented, but also able to work independently.

Position is full time, year-round, M-F 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Good communication skills and basic computer knowledge are necessary prerequisites.  We offer health, dental & vision insurance, retirement plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off.  Relocation assistance available. Pay rate is $18-30 per hour, based on experience.

Please reply with resume, contact information, and references: tsilber@kpyy.net.

Millwright - Thomaston

Date Posted: March 3, 2020

Millwrights/Welders/Fabricators

Lyman Morse Fabrication is looking for experienced millwrights to start work immediately. Minimum of 3 years of experience preferred. Email job applications and resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com. Visit our website to obtain a job application at www.lymanmorse.com.

Marine Designer - Thomaston

Date Posted: February 28, 2020

MARINE DESIGNER

Lyman Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston is looking for a skilled marine designer to join its expanding design department.  Five years of experience required. Must be proficient drawing with AutoCAD and modeling with SolidWorks. Knowledge working with Rhino and MicroStation a plus. Applicant should also have practical sailing and boating experience. Benefits include vacation time, health insurance, & 401K. Email resumes to steph@lymanmorse.com.

Boat Hauler / Marine Equipment Operator - Kittery

Date Posted: February 26, 2020

Kittery Point Yacht Yard (KPYY) is seeking an experienced marine equipment operator to join our team. KPYY is a full-service marine repair and refit facility operating two waterfront locations. We are dealers for Yamaha, Suzuki, Caterpillar, Yanmar and Westerbeke engines and generators.

Our culture is defined by the values of teamwork and unmatched workmanship with a focus on creating long term customer relationships. We strive to exceed industry standards and to be recognized as the industry’s finest.

Applicant must have experience in hauling boats. Applicant must also be safety & detail oriented. Primary responsibility to include operation of boat handling equipment, including hydraulic boat trailer, fork lift, yard crane, and Marine Travelift. Applicant should possess necessary skills and knowledge to perform equipment maintenance. Additional boat related and marine service skills a plus. The successful candidate will be professional and team-oriented, but also able to work independently. Must be able to lift 50 lbs and comfortable working in, on, and around boats.

Position is full time year-round from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, M-F. Good communication skills and basic computer knowledge are necessary prerequisites. We offer health and dental insurance, retirement plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off.  Relocation assistance available.

Pay rate is $18-30 per hour, based on experience.

If you are interested in the position or would like to learn more, please send your resume to Tara Silber, Office Manager, at tsilber@kpyy.net.

Mechanic -Southport

Date Posted: February 20, 2020

Mechanic:  Hodgdon Yacht Services on Southport is looking for an individual to expand our growing mechanics team. This position includes repair and service on all types of marine engines, both gasoline and diesel, with an emphasis on diesel inboard and generator applications. Stern drive and outboard experience are also a plus.

Duties include commissioning/decommissioning, troubleshooting and repair of water systems, engines, refrigeration systems, heating/cooling systems, AC and DC electrical systems and heads. Provide estimates for system upgrades and repairs typical to marine systems. Ability to research in catalogs, on-line, through dealer port holes, service/parts manuals and computer sources is preferred.

How to apply:  Send letter of interest and resume to Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME, 04578 or email to dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com.

Project Manager -Damariscotta

Date Posted: February 19, 2020

Hodgdon Yachts is based in East Boothbay, Damariscotta and Southport.  We are a family-run business that was founded in 1816 and known as the oldest continuously operating family boatbuilder in the United States.  Hodgdon Yachts is noted for building both sail and power, and for using advanced and construction techniques.

The position includes responsibility for project management of 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 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 and the Manager of Design and Engineering.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years’ experience (or a combination of education and experience) with a concentration in Operations Management preferable in yacht manufacturing or the construction environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to forge strong relationships with customers, management and employees
  • Exceptional project management skills including job scheduling, resource estimation and cost management
  • Strong ability to communicate in writing using appropriate language and good business grammar
  • Strong verbal, communication, and listening skills
  • Strong financial skills including budgeting and cost analysis
  • Ability to read blue prints and interpret or prepare specification sheets
  • Proficient computer skills including Word, Excel, MS Project and database access. AutoCAD and Rhino helpful
  • Must be able to meet the requirements of the schedule which may include overtime and scheduling meetings outside of the Project Managers normal schedule

If you are interested in joining our team please send your letter of interest, resume and references to:  Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, Maine, 04576 or email to dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com.

Composite Technician -Damariscotta

Date Posted: February 12, 2020

Hodgdon Yachts is searching for an experienced composite technician with boat construction knowledge and experience to join our team at our Damariscotta location building world class Tenders.

Technicians are responsible for building composite components using appropriate layup techniques and have working knowledge of infusion techniques.

Duties include, material lay-up and installation, core fitting and placement, basic placement knowledge of vacuum and feed lines. Trimming and fitting completed composite components, grinding and sanding.  Must be able to work with all shop tools, equipment and chemicals associated with composite construction.  May be required to travel both domestic and internationally to perform Tender service and maintenance.

Experience includes working with boat building, composites as well as basic math, carpentry and staging skills.

Hodgdon Yachts offers a four-day work week, competitive wages and benefits including medical, dental, 401K and more.  If you are interested in joining our team, please send resume to:  Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04578 or email to dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com.

Dock Manager - Falmouth

Date Posted: January 24, 2020

Handy Boat in Falmouth, Maine is looking for a dock manager for the 2020 season (May 15th to October 12th). If you enjoy people, boats and spending your day on the water, this is an excellent job. This is a full-time seasonal position. Shifts will be varied to include evenings, weekends and holidays. The dock master is responsible for managing all dock hands and ensuring that the waterfront and dock store are in exceptional conditional at all times. The dock master is to ensure that Handy Boat members and guests are treated with the highest level of respect and customer service at all times.

Job descriptions items as described are including but not limited to:

  • Recruit, interview and hire dock employees, complete exit interviews for all seasonal employees
  • Complete and post weekly schedule for all Dock employees
  • Monitor or perform daily checklist to ensure waterfront property is clean and neat at all times
  • Check and stock dock store inventory daily; place orders as needed
  • Monitor and order Fuel
  • Monitor VHF channel 9
  • Manage and maintain transient-mooring schedule; communicate with all customers
  • Oversee Vessel Manager (schedule and customer service) and assist when necessary
  • Provide excellent customer service to all members and guests: Help guests/members unload vehicles, provide assistance to and from launch or main dock, aid in docking boats
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment; ensure safety for customers and staff
  • Assist other departments when necessary; perform related duties assigned or as the situation dictates per supervisor(s)

Qualifications:

  • Capacity to work as a member of a team or by oneself to achieve desired results
  • Strong customer service skills and good communication skills
  • Positive attitude, able to work in a busy fast paced environment
  • Waterfront/Management experience preferred
  • Comfortable working on the ocean
  • Preferred experience: Management 1-year and customer service 1-year

A complete job description will be provided. This is a seasonal position.

Please contact DiAnna Hall at info@handyboat.com with interest or inquiries.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

 

Dockhands - Falmouth

Date Posted: January 24, 2020

Handy Boat in Falmouth, Maine is looking for dock hands for the 2020 season (May 15th to October 12th). If you enjoy people, boats and spending your day on the water, this is an excellent job. This is a part-time position and shifts will be varied to include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

The dock hand is responsible for greeting and assisting guests and members with all needs in a polite, friendly and efficient manner. The dock hand will complete daily cleaning and organizational tasks to ensure cleanliness and safety of all waterfront facilities and grounds.

Job description items as described are including but not limited to:

  • Perform daily check list to ensure waterfront property is clean and neat at all times
  • Monitor VHF channel 9
  • Promptly report any maintenance issues
  • Helping guests/members unload vehicles, provide assistance to and from launch or main dock, aid in docking and shoving off boats
  • Ensure safety for customers on and around the dock
  • Be aware of any laws and regulations regarding safety
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • When in doubt refer to dock store manual
  • Assist other departments when necessary; Perform related duties assigned or as the situation dictates per supervisor(s)

Qualifications:

  • Capacity to work as a member of a team or by oneself to achieve desire results
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Comfortable working on the ocean
  • Positive attitude, able to work in a fast-paced environment, good communication skills

A complete job description will be provided. This is a part-time/seasonal position. Please contact DiAnna Hall at info@handyboat.com with interest or inquiries.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Launch Drivers - Falmouth

Date Posted: January 24, 2020

Handy Boat in Falmouth, Maine is looking for launch drivers for the 2020 season (May 15th to October 12th). If you enjoy people, boats and spending your day on the water, this is an excellent job. Applicants must possess a valid USCG license to operate a launch vessel. Shifts will be varied to include evenings, weekends and holidays. This is a seasonal position, with full or part-time schedules available.

The launch driver is responsible for ferrying passengers to and from their vessels safely while providing exceptional customer service. We are looking for launch drivers who possess good boat handling skills, general maritime knowledge, and the ability to work well with others. A service–oriented positive attitude is a must.

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Coast Guard rules and regulations
  • USCG Launch operator’s license
  • Capacity to work as a member of a team or by oneself to achieve desire results
  • Strong customer service skills and good communication skills
  • Positive attitude, able to work in a busy, fast-paced environment

A complete job description will be provided. This is a seasonal position.

Please contact DiAnna Hall at info@handyboat.com with interest or inquiries.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Outboard Technician - Kittery

Date Posted: January 16, 2020

Kittery Point Yacht Yard (KPYY) is seeking an outboard mechanic to join our team.

KPYY is a full-service marine repair and refit facility operating two waterfront locations. We are dealers for Yamaha, Suzuki, Caterpillar, Yanmar, Westerbeke, and AB Inflatables.

Our culture is defined by the values of teamwork and unmatched workmanship with a focus on creating long term customer relationships. We strive to exceed industry standards and to be recognized as the industry’s finest.

Applicant’s desired background to include outboard engine maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs and re-powers, as well as a familiarity with related vessel systems. OEM training opportunities are available. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and comfortable working in, on, and around boats. Familiarity with diesel engines also a plus.

Position is full time year-round from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, M-F. Good communication skills and basic computer knowledge are necessary prerequisites. We offer health, dental & vision insurance, retirement plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off. Relocation assistance available.

Pay rate is $18-30 per hour, based on experience.

Please reply with resume, contact information, and references to: tsilber@kpyy.net.

Customer Service Representative -Kittery

Date Posted: January 16, 2020

Kittery Point Yacht Yard is looking for a Customer Service Representative to support our growing business. We have two modern, clean facilities with an energetic team and an exciting atmosphere. We are located in Southern Maine where beauty abounds and the cost of living is affordable.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with our customers, team members and vendors to obtain the information required to properly schedule repair, maintenance and upgrades on a variety of power and sailboats up to 60 feet. A minimum of 5 years direct customer service experience in the boat service and/or marina business is required. The right attitude with a high-level of communication skills and organization is critical.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Meeting with new and existing customers to define their needs, communicating our capacity to address those needs in a realistic time-frame, and effectively processing the work request.
  • Providing timely estimates to customers and then using approved estimates to generate detailed work orders for technicians.
  • Regularly meeting with department managers to prioritize jobs.
  • Actively managing customers’ projects by regularly meeting with technicians and staying informed of the progress.
  • Performing quality control checks on all completed jobs and projects for your customers.
  • Answering and returning all service-related phone calls/emails in a professional and timely manner.
  • Providing prompt, detailed and timely flow of information to all involved parties.
  • Promoting the sale of our added services, dealership brands and parts.
  • Assisting management in the growth of our customer base and storage fleet.
  • Exemplifying a team player/ “get it done” attitude and working well with others.

Compensation is salary based and determined based on applicant’s level of direct experience. We offer health, dental & vision insurance, retirement plan with company match, and generous paid time off & holidays.

Please reply with resume, contact information, and references to: tsilber@kpyy.net.

Marine Service Yard Foreman - South Portland

Date Posted: December 11, 2019

Job Title:  Marine Service Yard Foreman, South Port Marine

Reports to:  Service Manager

Type:  Full time year round salaried position

General Description:  Key position with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Hire, supervise daily operations, maintain schedule, and present annual performance reviews for yard team and rigging department.
  • Create and track work orders via Dock Master Software.  Assist in timely completion of work orders.
  • Act as secondary contact for service customers via telephone, email and in person in a manner that creates a trusting relationship thereby promoting customer retention and loyalty. Proactively explain to customers the recommended service needs for their boat with emphasis on preventative maintenance.
  • Inspect stored boats and oversee yard team and riggers inspections to identify problems and maintenance requirements.  Present the inspection documentation to the Service Manager, and communicate identified problems and recommended maintenance.
  • Provide parts department with work order information, and assist in parts ordering.
  • Train yard team and riggers, and record the training.
  • Assist yard team and riggers when necessary, performing billable work in order to maintain schedule for job completion.
  • Inspect jobs for quality control throughout the job process.  Report deficiencies to the Service Manager and counsel employees to facilitate rework and quality improvements.
  • Handle payment transactions with customers.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Service Manager.
  • Supervise and maintain schedule for mechanical technicians when the Service Manager is unavailable.
  • Liaison between customer, manufacturer reps and technicians and parts department when the Service Manager is unavailable.
  • Generate reports as requested by management.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Work Experience Required: 

  • Two years of experience as a marine mechanical technician or marine yard team member.
  • Strong working knowledge of parts and supplies used in the maintenance and repair of commercial and pleasure boats (power and sailboats) up to 135 feet.
  • Experience operating marine yard equipment and boats.
  • Ability to read/use technical manuals, parts books and drawings.
  • Ability to manage teams.
  • Integrity and strong work ethic.
  • Excellent customer service skills as well as communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to multi-task and remain cool under pressure.
  • Computer proficiency to include Internet, Email and MS Office products, especially Excel and Word.
  • Knowledge of Dock Master Software or other marine services software is a plus.
  • Retail sales experience in the marine services industry is a plus.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED.

Apply via email to: service1@southportmarine.com.

Service Writer -South Portland

Date Posted: December 11, 2019

Job Title: Service Writer, South Port Marine

Reports to:  Service Manager

Type:  Full time year round hourly wage position

General Description:  Key position with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as first contact for service customers via telephone and in person in a manner that creates a trusting relationship thereby promoting customer retention and loyalty.
  • Proactively explain to customers the service needs necessary for their boat with emphasis on preventative maintenance.
  • Inspect stored boats on SPM property to identify problems and convey the problems to the customer.
  • Prepare accurate written estimates for service work and parts.
  • Perform warranty administration
  • Act as liaison between customer, manufacturer reps and technicians.
  • Maintain digital job schedule
  • Work with Parts Mgr to order required parts for repairs.
  • Input and track work orders via Dockmaster Software.  Enter technicians’ and yard team’s labor times in work orders.  Ensure accuracy and correctness of all data entry on work orders.
  • Ensure timely completion of work order and invoice submission.
  • Perform timely follow-up with customer.
  • Handle payment transactions.
  • Assist with warranty administration.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Service Manager.
  • Generate reports as requested by management.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Work Experience Required: 

  • Two years of experience as a marine mechanical technician or marine yard team member.
  • Strong working knowledge of parts and supplies used in the maintenance and repair of commercial and pleasure boats (power and sailboats) up to 135 feet.
  • Ability to read/use technical manuals, parts books and drawings.
  • Integrity and strong work ethic.
  • Excellent customer service skills as well as communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to multi-task and remain cool under pressure.
  • Computer proficiency to include Internet, MS Office products, especially Excel and Word.
  • Knowledge of Dock Master Software or other marine services software is a plus.
  • Retail sales experience in the marine services industry is a plus.

Education Requirements:  High School Diploma or GED.

Apply via email to service1@southportmarine.com.

Marine Mechanic - Southport

Date Posted: September 11, 2019

MARINE MECHANIC: Hodgdon Yachts is looking for an individual to expand our growing mechanics team. This position includes repair and service on all types of marine engines, both gasoline and diesel, with an emphasis on diesel inboard and generator applications. Stern drive and outboard experience are also a plus.

Duties include commissioning/decommissioning, troubleshooting and repair of water systems, engines, refrigeration systems, heating/cooling systems, AC and DC electrical systems and heads. Provide estimates for system upgrades and repairs typical to marine systems. Ability to research in catalogs, on-line, through dealer port holes, service/parts manuals and computer sources is preferred.

Hodgdon offers a competitive wage, in proportion with experience. All employees working 25 or more hours a week are eligible for our generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, paid time off and holidays. Our current work schedule is four ten-hour days, allowing for three-day weekends.

If you enjoy working on the Coast of Maine and are interested in joining our team, please send your resume and references to Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, Hodgdon Yacht Services, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04576 Or email to: dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com.

Equipment Operator/Yard Worker -Southport

Date Posted: September 11, 2019

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/YARD WORKER: Hodgdon Yachts is looking for an energetic individual to join our strong team of yard operation workers. This position includes a variety of tasks including hauling/ launching, detailing, bottom painting and routine maintenance of yard and buildings. Successful applicant must be able to follow directions, be a team player who can handle physical work and be able to bend, squat, kneel and reach overhead, climb stairs and ladders, lift over 50 lbs. and not have a fear of heights. Heavy equipment operation experience is a plus.

Hodgdon offers a competitive wage, in proportion with experience. All employees working 25 or more hours a week are eligible for our generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, paid time off and holidays. Our current work schedule is four ten-hour days, allowing for three-day weekends.

If you enjoy working on the Coast of Maine and are interested in joining our team, please send your resume and references to Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, Hodgdon Yacht Services, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04576 or email dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com.

Various Positions -Trenton & Southwest Harbor

Date Posted: June 21, 2019

The Hinckley Company is a world-renowned builder of premium jet-boats and sailing craft located in beautiful Down-east Maine, and operates service yards in 5 different states.

The Hinckley Company is currently seeking skilled technicians for a variety of trades including marine diesel mechanics, marine electricians, marine carpenters, marine painters and fiberglass technicians.   These are full-time year round positions for both our production facility located in Trenton, ME and our service yard in Southwest Harbor, ME.

We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits including:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off

Please send resumes to:

HinckleyHR@HinckleyYachts.com

Or

Visit our website for a full list positions available at all our locations and apply today!

www.hinckleyyachts.com/careers

Advanced Composites Manager -Trenton

Date Posted: June 21, 2019

The Hinckley Company is seeking an Advanced Composites (FRP) Manager for our Trenton, ME location who will lead efforts to continuously control costs, improve efficiency and increase productivity.

Responsible for leading and developing a high morale workplace with the highest ethical and product quality standards. Working with Management, Production Supervisors, Team Leaders and other departments to evaluate and address production issues; both product and process in nature.

Requirements

  • Minimum 7-10 years direct supervision & management experience in a world class manufacturing environment
  • Marine or automotive industry experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, production lines, and FRP manufacturing.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Expertise in analyzing, processing and presenting data for problem solving and management review
  • Quick learner, ability to adapt to changing work environment, ability to handle multiple priorities, detail oriented, maintain professional positive attitude at all times; ability to work under pressure with minimal direction or supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of the organization
  • PC knowledge: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook

For a job description or to send resume:

HinckleyHR@HinckleyYachts.com

Or

Visit our website for a full list positions available at all our locations and apply today!

www.hinckleyyachts.com/career

VARIOUS TECHNICIANS AND POSITIONS – PORTLAND

Date Posted: June 19, 2019

DiMillo’s Yacht Sales has openings in management, systems, and detailers.

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

  • Performing quality work under guidelines and expectations
  • Various tasks include but not limited to hull work, systems installs and maintenance, varnish, detailing, organization, customer service

QUALIFICATIONS

Depending on the position you are applying for, experience is preferred, but not necessary.

 

For more information about benefits or to apply, please contact DiMillo’s Yacht Sales.

Boatbuilders - Rockland

Date Posted: June 7, 2019

Back Cove Yachts and North End Composites, leaders in the marine manufacturing industry, are increasing production.  We are seeking candidates with boatbuilding experience, but are willing to train those with a solid track record of outstanding performance in another field.  Positions are currently available in our Lamination, Gel-coat Finish, Decking, Assembly, Finish Carpenters, Electrical, and other entry level positions.

We offer competitive wages and an outstanding benefits package:  health/dental/life insurance, company matched 401k, paid time off/holidays, associate family scholarship plan, educational reimbursement, and attendance bonus program.  Standard production hours are Mon. – Thurs., 6 AM – 4:30 PM. We offer a challenging and enjoyable work environment, in a state of the art boat-building facility.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply either in person, by mail, or email at: Back Cove Yachts, 23 Merrill Drive, PO Box 548, Rockland, ME  04841

Email: Cwandell@backcoveyachts.com

Lamination, Mechanical & Electrical Positions - Raymond

Date Posted: May 31, 2019

Sabre Yachts has multiple positions available in our Lamination, Mechanical, and Electrical departments. If you are interested in becoming a member of a dynamic team and hand crafting boats that are proudly “Built in the Maine Tradition,” please contact us via our website at www.sabreyachts.com/careers or visit our office at 12 Hawthorne Rd, Raymond, ME during regular business hours.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Woodworking or Carpentry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of safety and good shop practices
  • Marine experience is a plus

 

Benefits

Sabre offers extensive personal & family benefits including healthcare, dental & life insurance, short-term disability, medical reimbursement, company-matched 401(k), education scholarships, and more. Sabre also offers an innovative 4-day, 40-hour workweek, Monday through Thursday.

Woodshop and Assembly Positions - Raymond

Date Posted: May 31, 2019

Sabre Yachts has multiple positions available in our Wood-shop and Assembly departments. If you are interested in becoming a member of a dynamic team and hand crafting boats that are proudly “Built in the Maine Tradition,” please contact us via our website at www.sabreyachts.com/careers or visit our office at 12 Hawthorne Rd, Raymond, ME during regular business hours.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Woodworking or Carpentry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of safety and good shop practices
  • Marine experience is a plus

Benefits

Sabre offers extensive personal & family benefits including healthcare, dental & life insurance, short-term disability, medical reimbursement, company-matched 401(k), education scholarships, and more. Sabre also offers an innovative 4-day, 40-hour workweek, Monday through Thursday.

Various Technicians -Portland

Date Posted: May 15, 2019

Portland Yacht Services has openings for Paint Shop, Systems, Outboard and Rig Shop technicians.

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

Technicians will be responsible for:

  • Doing quality work as efficiently as possible, in a timely manner, in accordance with customer needs and company schedules
  • Assuring that proper diagnosis is done before work starts on a job
  • Make recommendations and take action to reduce costs in the maintenance and repair function

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • The Technician reports directly to the Shop Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Requirements for this position include a High School Diploma(or GED) and at least 4 years of experience as a leisure and commercial boat  Technician.

For more information about benefits or to apply, contact Portland Yacht Services here.

Part Time Captain -Boothbay Area

Date Posted: April 25, 2019

Sea Tow Portland/Mid-coast is looking to hire a part time captain. The position will be mostly in the Boothbay area, patrolling between Pemaquid Point and Cape Small.

With the occasional trip to Portland, and other parts of the coast not out of the question.

Applicant must have a 6 pack U.S.C.G near coastal operators license, or greater, with a assistance towing endorsement. Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, and will be enrolled in a drug consortium and subject to random drug testing.

Hours are 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, with some night work.

Applicant must be familiar with the local waters, an exceptional boat handler, calm under pressure, and good with the public.

Should the right applicant not have the towing endorsement, we can teach and test that in house.

Contact Sea Tow Portland/Mid-coast by phone at 207-772-6724 or by email at bkwhite@seatow.com.

Hamilton Marine -Five Locations

Date Posted: April 25, 2019

Hamilton Marine has multiple openings in our retail stores up and down the Maine coast!

Do you love helping people? Hamilton Marine is looking for people who are passionate about great customer service to guide our customers and give them a great shopping experience!

Do you love all things “boat”? Would you like to share your boating or marine knowledge and experience with people and get paid for it?

We have Full Time, year-round opportunities as well as Temporary/Seasonal openings in our retail stores and on our warehouse teams. Please see the employment page on our website for a current list of openings in our 5 locations.

Full time positions come with a generous benefit package, and for the right candidate, a seasonal position could lead to year round position! EOE

To apply for any open positions:

A completed Hamilton Marine Job Application is required. Applications are available on the Employment Page at hamiltonmarine.com, or at any of our five stores. Resumes and completed applications may be emailed to jmacleod@hamiltonmarine.com or dropped off with a CREW member at any of our store locations.

Yard Laborer -Yarmouth

Date Posted: April 16, 2019

This positon requires performing all types of boatyard work. Work requirements may change frequently as jobs and seasons change. For example, in the spring and summer it may consist of scraping bottoms, painting, detailing boats, as well as buffing and waxing. In the fall, the work may include but not limited to
framing and shrink wrapping boats.

Applicants must be able to lift/carry at least 50 lbs. and be willing to work outdoors. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Benefits: Full time year round with an exceptional benefit package for the right person after a 60 day probation period has been completed.

For more information or to submit an application, please stop by the Royal River Boat office at 307 Bayview St, Yarmouth, ME. You can send your resume to:  forinfo@royalriverboat.com and please visit our website at royalriverboat.com.

Marine Systems Tech - Round Pond

Date Posted: April 2, 2019

We’re growing our team and looking for a person who is skilled in all aspects of marine systems (commissioning and decommissioning outboards and inboard engines, plumbing, sanitation, and electrical systems). Strong diagnostic abilities are necessary.

This full-time position is in a fast paced yard, you must be a self-motivated team player and able to work under minimal supervision. As a key member of our team, you’ll be given rewarding projects, great working conditions and competitive pay based on experience. We offer benefits, vacation and holiday pay.

Padebco has been servicing boats and building custom Down-east-style boats in Maine’s Mid-Coast for over 60 years. Our full-service boatyard offers marine services, hauling and storage for sail and power boats. We have earned a solid reputation for excellence by providing quality workmanship, top–notch service and attention to detail for all of the boats in our care.

Candidates must have a strong work ethic, be dependable, be able to multi-task and have a basic knowledge of boats and boating. Successful candidates must work well with others, be detail oriented and provide quality service to our boating clients. Conditions of employment include; background check, ability to lift/carry 50 pounds, valid driver’s license with a clean record, and be authorized to work in the United States. Send resume to Padebco@gmail.com.

Marine Systems Mechanic -Yarmouth

Date Posted: March 19, 2019

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

Date Posted: March 19, 2019

Royal River Boat Repair, located in Yarmouth, Maine on the beautiful Royal River, is seeking a qualified outboard and stern drive 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

Date Posted: February 1, 2019

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.

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

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