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:

Are you an experienced Composite Tech who is looking to work on high end  custom boats? Would you like to have a career that provides competitive wages,  excellent benefits, and Fridays off? Apply today for a chance to become a part of  something bigger.  

Hodgdon Tenders. Better Quality Work. Better Quality Life. 

COMPOSITE TECHNICIAN 

Department: Composites Job Status: Full Time FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Reports To: Composites Supervisor Job Type: Regular Positions Supervised: None 

POSITION SUMMARY: All phases of composite boat construction 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES: 

Female/male mold assembly to include filling and fairing joint seams and applying mold release  wax 

Kit fabrication involving cutting fabric to desired sizes, direction 

Material lay-up and installation of peel ply, fabrics, flow media, vacuum and feeder lines Mixing of resin materials by weight/volume 

Infusion monitoring for temperature, vacuum infusion and time of infusion Modular installation of infused pieces for bulkheads, floor systems, decks and pilothouse Finishing, trimming and fitting of composite parts 

Some wet lay-up and wet preg is required for secondary bonding and tabbing Grinding and sanding for secondary bonding 

Works ‘hands on’ on multiple projects 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Prior experience working with composites 

Basic carpentry skills for staging and platform construction, templates and molds and cutting  and fitting pieces 

Must be able to wear a respirator  

Must be able to meet the requirements of the work schedule 

Must be able to use measuring tools 

ESSENTIAL MENTAL FUNCTIONS: 

Working productively and cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors is an essential part of  the job.

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions 

Basic mathematical skills 

Attention to detail, following established procedures  

Ability to read plans and blueprints 

EQUIPMENT USED: 

Grinders/sanders 

Power electric shears 

Hand tools 

Table saw 

Cut-off saw 

Epoxy mixing equipment 

Skill saw 

Jig saw 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS: 

Flexibility to work in standing, squatting, or kneeling positions, as well as reaching overhead  with occasional twisting and bending while performing any of the above tasks 

Stair and ladder climbing is required 

Ability to work with epoxy/vinyl ester/polyester resins and adhesives 

Ability to work in small spaces as required 

Minimal lifting required above 75lbs. 

May be required to travel both domestic and internationally to perform Tender service and  maintenance 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 

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. 

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

TO APPLY: Email Stephen Carroll: [email protected]

LINK TO APPLICATIONS: hodgdonyachts.com/careers

Job Posted:

Padebco Custom Boats & Full Service Boatyard is growing our team and seek crew who have experience in some or all aspects of boat repair and maintenance (outboards and diesel engines), fiberglass repair and finishes, marine systems (plumbing, sanitation, and electrical systems), or commissioning and winterizing boats.
We offer benefits, retirement, paid vacation, holiday pay, and competitive pay based on experience. ABYC and/or NMEA certification is a plus. Year-round, full-time positions.
Email: [email protected] your resume or request an application today! No phone calls or unscheduled visits, please.

Job Posted:

Employer: The Landing School 

Email Address: [email protected] 

Compensation/Rate: Commensurate with Experience 

COMPOSITE BOAT BUILDING INSTRUCTOR 

Job Description:  

Position: Program Instructor in the Composite Boat Building Program at the Landing School. This  position is a full-time, permanent position, functioning within the direct supervision of the Director of  Education, hired by the President of the School. 

Objective: The Composite Boat Building curriculum is designed to provide students with a structured  learning environment in which they can become knowledgeable and proficient in the practical  application of the fundamental principles of construction and manufacturing techniques in the  composites industry, primarily focused on the Marine Trades Industry 

The program instructs students in the fabrication of composite components and the construction of  commercial products, including small, modern boats, using various non-wood materials such as  fiberglass, carbon fiber, Kevlar, and natural fibers such as flax. 

Teaching students how to work on and complete projects on schedule with a high level of quality are  primary goals. Projects for the school may vary from year to year but will always include a boat build  and associated tooling. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

In fulfillment of the objectives, the CBB Instructor, together with other members of the CBB faculty,  will: 

  • Continue to develop and improve the curriculum through syllabus, lesson plans, teaching equipment/materials, and scheduling of student work.
  • Work directly with students, with primary responsibility for lectures, demonstrations, bench work, practice applications, and the boat being built that year.
  • Assist students in learning, individually, in small groups, and as a class, through clear communication; patient, understanding, approach; thorough and professional knowledge; mature leadership; and positive, honest academic advice. 
  • Manage Composite Boat Building student project(s) and project boats:
  • Develop project schedules with milestones and completion dates.
  • Develop a Bill of Materials for the project.
  • Work with Landing School purchasing agent and/ or vendors to source and order materials. Incorporate project management practices into the CBB curriculum.
  • Evaluate student learning through questioning, homework, practical and theoretical testing. Share in the administrative tasks of the development and successful operation of the program, as assigned by the Director of Education.
  • Share responsibility for the management of program facilities and equipment, as assigned by the Director of Education and President.
  • Demonstrate, teach, and enforce, shop safety requirements and procedures.
  • Uphold all school policies set forth in the Student Handbook and the School Policy Manual. Participate in school functions, staff meetings, and professional development activities, including staffing at boat shows.
  • Continue to develop skills and knowledge pertinent to teaching and current marine industry practices.
  • Work cooperatively and professionally with the Director of Education, staff, and students of the School at all times.

Qualifications: 

  • Associates degree or better
  • Minimum of four years working in industry, building and repairing products using modern composite materials such as: fiberglass, Kevlar, carbon fiber, and polyester, vinylester and epoxy resin systems. 
  • Proven in-depth practical experience with various open and closed-molding techniques including wet layup, infusion, and pre-preg.
  • In-depth experience in specifically yacht construction and repair a strong plus. Experience in CNC programming and cutting a strong plus.
  • Practical experience in design and specification development a plus

Previous teaching experience preferred. Alternatively, suitable training may be required before  the faculty member assumes primary instructional responsibilities.

Job Posted:

Lyman Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston is looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to take the lead in our award-winning wood shop.

This hands-on leader will direct a motivated and skilled team of carpenters to support both world-class yacht construction projects and our fast-paced and meticulous service yard. The role requires mastery of traditional and contemporary woodworking methods and an aptitude to take on the most challenging projects in the marine industry. This is a position for a team-oriented leader who will work closely with our carpenters, design office, project managers, CNC programmers and owners to innovate and create woodwork at the highest level. Benefits include vacation, health insurance and 401K.  Email resumes to [email protected].

Job Posted:

Southport Marine has an opening for a Bottom Painter.

General description:

  • Cleaning, waxing and buffing boat surfaces
  • Prepping, sanding and painted boat bottoms

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED

Benefits:    

  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • 401K plan with matching employer contributions

Please send your resume to Garrett- [email protected]

Job Posted:

Skilled Laborers at Henry R. Abel Yacht Yard

This is an entry level position with a variety of tasks including but not limited to hauling/launching, detailing, bottom painting and routine maintenance of yard and buildings, onthejob training provided. Must be flexible with other assigned tasks by the Crew Supervisor.

ALL POSITIONS are fulltime, yearround, Monday Friday 6:30 to 3pm. We offer Competitive Pay, Health Insurance, Paid Vacation/Holidays/Personal Days. Hourly rate TBD base on experience and qualifications.

Please email your resume with qualification and/or call 207-276-5057 for an application. [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