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:

GENERAL YARD CREW
John Williams Boat Company

John Williams Boat Company, of Mount Desert is looking for an individual to join our
general yard labor team. Some of this position’s duties include:
hauling/moving/launching boats, unstepping/stepping masts, pressure washing boats,
boat handling, bottom painting of boats, boat cleaning, and yard maintenance.
Applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs. and have a strong work ethic.
Position is full time, year round from 7 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday.
Compensation: Competitive pay. Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, 401k with
matching contributions, health insurance, life insurance and paid training.

To apply, please visit jwboatco.com/employment/ to fill out an application, email us at
[email protected] or call 207-244-7854.

Job Posted:

Marine Rigging Technician

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

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

Job Posted:

Yamaha Outboard Technician

Jeff’s Marine, Inc. – Full-Time – 40 Hours/Week – Designated Weekends for Summer Season & Boat Shows

Reports to the Service Manager & General Manager

Overview

Jeff’s Marine’s Yamaha Outboard Technicians are a vital part of the crew. They perform many of the services provided by the boatyard, with engine service being one of their primary activities. They assist in a wide variety of tasks, from outfitting new boats with engines to diagnostic testing of customer’s engines. The technicians work with the entire Jeff’s Marine crew to complete projects of all sizes and meet deadlines.

Responsibilities & Duties

Duties include: routine service & maintenance of Yamaha engines; diagnostics & repair Yamaha engines; installation & rigging of engines; installation of electronics, including radars, depth finders, and chart plotters; spring commissioning of boats and outboards; winterization of boats and outboards; maintenance of safe work space & equipment; and ordering of parts.

Desired Skills

Desired skills include: ability to demonstrate professional behavior, showing respect for customers & coworkers; ability to communicate clearly and in a timely manner; ability to work as a team player and assist others on short notice; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to work independently and identify areas of improvement; and ability to complete projects in a timely manner & meet deadlines.

Qualifications

Qualifications include: ability to lift 50+ lbs.; ability to stand for long periods of time; experience in equipment operation, including trailers of all sizes; and mechanical experience with outboard engines.

Desired Skills & Certifications

Desired skills and certifications include: Yamaha outboard technician training; forklift operation certification; boatyard experience; and boat operation experience and basic water safety knowledge.

Job Posted:

Parts Assistant

Jeff’s Marine, Inc. – Part-Time Seasonal – 30+ Hours/Week – Designated Weekends for Summer Season & Boat Shows

Reports to the General Manager

Overview

The parts department is a key component of Jeff’s Marine. They assist customers with finding the correct parts for their projects. They assist in ordering parts for mechanics, individual customers, and other boatyards, and maintaining appropriate inventory levels.

Responsibilities & Duties

Duties include: ordering parts; checking in & receiving parts as they arrive; looking up parts for customers; keeping the parts room organized; answering phone calls & taking messages when appropriate; and other tasks as assigned.

Desired Skills

Desired skills include: ability to demonstrate professional behavior, showing respect for customers & coworkers; ability to communicate clearly and in a timely manner; ability to work as a team player and assist others on short notice; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to work independently and identify areas of improvement; and ability to meet deadlines.

Qualifications

Qualifications include: ability to lift 50+ lbs.; and ability to stand for long periods of time.

Desired Skills & Certifications

Desired skills and certifications include: experience working in boatyards; boat operation experience and basic water safety knowledge; and valid Maine driver’s license.

Job Posted:

Boat Detailer

Jeff’s Marine, Inc. – Part-Time Seasonal – Variable Hours/Week – Designated Weekends for Summer Season

Reports to the Service Manager & General Manager

Overview

Boat detailers are an essential component of Jeff’s Marine’s spring commissioning season. They assist in getting boats ready to be delivered. They specifically have an eye for detail and work well independently. They assist the yard crew in completing tasks to meet deadlines.

Responsibilities & Duties

Duties include: boat detailing & cleaning; buffing & waxing boats; organization of cleaning supply room; maintenance of yard, garage bays, storage buildings and equipment; and other tasks as assigned.

Desired Skills

Desired skills include: ability to demonstrate professional behavior, showing respect for customers & coworkers; ability to communicate clearly and in a timely manner; ability to work as a team player and assist others on short notice; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to work independently and identify areas of improvement; and ability to meet deadlines.

Qualifications

Qualifications include: ability to lift 50+ lbs. and ability to stand for long periods of time.

Desired Skills & Certifications

Desired skills and certifications include: experience working in boatyardsboat operation experience and basic water safety knowledge; and a valid Maine driver’s license.

Job Posted:

Finish Carpenters – Thomaston and Camden
Lyman-Morse has openings at our Thomaston and Camden locations for finish carpenters in both our new construction and service yard departments. House carpenters are urged to apply. Marine experience a plus but not required.

Email resumes to [email protected]

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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