Current Job Openings

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

Current Job Openings

Job Posted:

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

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

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

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

Job Posted:

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

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

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


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

Our Facilities and Equipment

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

Job Posted:

Yard Manager Opening

John Williams Boat Co

Job description

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

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

Salary: Depends on Experience


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


  • Marine industry: 3 years (Preferred)

Please send resumes and inquiries to [email protected]

Job Posted:


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

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

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


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


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

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

Please send resume and inquires to [email protected]

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

Job Posted:


Department: Tenders  Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Reports To: Design Engineering Manager
Job Type: Hourly Positions Supervised: none


If you are interested in joining our team, please email: [email protected].

HODGDON YACHTS is searching for an entry level Designer at our Tenders Division in Damariscotta, ME who will assist with the design of custom Tenders for the super yacht industry.  Successful candidates will have working knowledge of mechanical design and drafting.  Familiarity with naval architecture, boatbuilding methods and composite constructions are a plus.  They will assist senior members of the engineering team with preparation of drawings and documentation for fabrication and construction, as well as liaise with the production manager and other members of the production team to bring designs to completion.  We offer the opportunity to work on world class boats, great work environment, excellent benefits including health insurance, paid time off, holidays, 401(K) with employer match, and four-day work weeks.


  • Work directly with all individuals in the Design and Engineering Department as well as all other departments to support efficient production
  • Communicate with and support production department design needs based on the overall production schedule
  • Navigate, manipulate, or create 3D models and the associated drawings
  • Learn the basics of composite construction to assist with the design of components and tooling
  • Prepare models for 3D printing
  • Review specifications of equipment and designs to aid with regulatory compliance and safety considerations


    • Familiarity with boat systems, boat construction, and naval architecture
    • Experience with 3D modeling, engineering drawing standards, and Microsoft Office
    • B.A. / B.S. or equivalent work experience
    • Solid Edge modeling a plus but not required


Work schedule is generally 6:00am-4:30pm four days per week. From time to time, it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends. Must be able to conform to the schedule, must follow safety rules and wear personal protective equipment as required.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Job Posted:

Sales Representative – Yarmouth Boat Yard

If you love boating and helping others get on the water, this job opening for a Sales Representative at Yarmouth Boat Yard might be a great fit for you. Check out the details at

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Careers and Training

Consider a Career in the Marine Trades

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

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

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

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Maine Marine Trades Association

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

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

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

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

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

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