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:

Boatyard Apprentice, Kittery Maine

    • Location: Kittery, ME, 03904
    • Employee Type: Full Time

Contact Information:


A Safe Harbor Marina Apprentice is committed to learning the different disciplines needed to work in a marina.  The apprentice will be exposed to yard operations, sailboat rigging, painting (preparation & application), composite repairs, marine systems and mechanical work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apprentices will rotate through various departments and can expect to learn and assist in performing various skills in the marina
  • Learn how to prep surfaces to include stripping, scuffing, sanding, masking and priming surfaces
  • Assist in applying coats of paint, varnish, stain, enamel or lacquer, as appropriate, to decorate and protect interior and exterior surfaces, trimmings and fixtures of boats
  • Learn how to unstep and step masts, Assemble and disassemble spars, Tune standing rigging,
  • Connect and troubleshoot mast lights and wiring, install booms, sails, running rigging
  • Prepare sailboats to safely sail
  • Learn how to Haul, block and launch boats
  • Assist in performing general boat maintenance and service work to include, but not limited to: waxing, bottom painting and zinc replacement
  • Work closely with and assist fellow crewmembers as needed
  • Assist with inspecting, maintaining, and repairing boats of all kinds
  • Learn how to utilize diagnostic equipment to test and repair boat engines, hulls, propellers, rigging, masts, sails, and navigational equipment
  • Assist installing and testing sanitation and refrigeration systems, cabinetry, electrical systems, steering gear, and accessories
  • Learn how to troubleshoot, test, repair, replace, remove and install vessel systems and components
  • Conduct thorough assessment prior to starting a job including; acknowledging the budgeted time and timeframe for completion, proving the system and the element requiring service, sourcing parts if required
  • Willingness to learn  knowledge of marine systems including electrical, plumbing & water systems
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and install vessel systems and components including but not limited to: electrical, electronics, HVAC, plumbing & water systems (fresh, salt, and waste), gas and diesel engines
  • Assign parts and purchases to the appropriate vessels/tickets
  • Available to work overtime when required
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager


Safety and Environmental Responsibilities

  • Follow SHM Safety and Environmental rules and complete required related training.
  • Wear proper personal protective equipment (may include safety glasses, gloves, life jackets and/or hard hats) as required for the task or work area.
  • Report all accidents, injuries, spills and near misses immediately.


Technical and Physical Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Technical school training preferred
  • Ability to ascend and descend a ladder
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and all weather conditions
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Basic boat handling skills preferred Must possess a valid drivers’ license


Minimum Soft Skills Qualifications

  • Eagerness to engage in a growing, fast paced, and industry-leading company
  • Consistently treats others with dignity and respect
  • Genuinely serves others with humility and a positive attitude
  • Frequently demonstrates a bias toward action
  • Always communicates effectively and courteously with fellow teammates and members
  • Continuously follows policies and procedures while seeking out new and better ways of accomplishing duties
  • Shows resolve and overcomes difficulties in a positive and productive manner
  • Gladly provides responsive, and high level of service to our teammates and members
  • Eagerly puts forth the extra effort to accomplish duties
  • Adapts quickly and efficiently to changing priorities in order to meet teammate or member needs


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 teammates are committed to thinking critically, providing outstanding service and building relationships with all that we serve. SHM offers professional education and training opportunities and the chance to work with – and learn from – highly experienced professionals in the marine industry.  In addition, SHM offers eligible employees healthcare benefits, 401(k) plans, paid time off, and relocation opportunities.  #techniciancareers


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.  Additional disclosures available at

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:


Maine Yacht Center – Full service boatyard and marina catering to 30′-80′ recreational vessels in Portland, ME is expanding and currently seeking full time year round tradesmen:

A strong high quality work ethic, and a positive attitude are an important attribute to each member of our team. Qualified candidates will bring working knowledge and experience on both power and sailing vessels up to 80′. Industry and ABYC certifications are desired but will consider training candidates with the right skills and aptitude. Candidates should be self-starters, able to manage projects on their own and communicate directly with customers.

The company offers great new facilities, a modern working environment, interesting projects, training, and a competitive wage/benefit package. Relocation assistance available!  Annual bonuses.

Please include a cover letter with your resume briefly describing your background and experience, forwarded to [email protected]. Thank you for your interest.

Job Posted:

Composites Technicians – Thomaston
Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston is looking to fill immediate positions in its composites department. Experience in open and closed molding, vacuum bagging, and infusion is preferred. Basic experience would be considered if open to additional training.

Email resumes to [email protected]

Job Posted:

Boatbuilding Project Manager – Thomaston
Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston is looking for an experienced project manager to join our growing boatbuilding division. This is a dynamic role that requires technical custom yacht building experience and the ability to work closely with our design team, department managers, installation technicians, industry reps, and owners to coordinate the construction of a wide variety of world-class yachts. The boatbuilding team is a close-knit division within a family-run company with a strong focus on personal long-term growth and development. Our waterfront facility is state-of-the-art in the heart of midcoast Maine, with unbeatable access to Penobscot Bay and the coastal mountains.

Email resumes to [email protected]

Job Posted:

POSITION SUMMARY: Individuals perform a wide variety of boat building tasks related to wood/composite tenders, including,
but not limited to, fabricating/ fitting composite components, installation of deck hardware, hatches, and windows.
▪ Perform a wide variety of boat building tasks related to wood/composite yachts
▪ Fabricating/ fitting composite components, installing deck hardware, hinges, latches, and handrails.
▪ Sets and operates a variety of woodworking machines, including power and hand tools
▪ Must be intensely aware of quality standards
▪ 3-4 years of experience, or equivalent training and experience
▪ Ability to work with power and hand tools, Drilling screwing, sanding, etc.
▪ Ability to work within close tolerances, +- 1-2mm
▪ Ability to work with large power tools such as band saws, planers, table saws
▪ Work with epoxy, resins and glues
▪ Must be able to follow directions and work well within large groups of people
▪ Must be able to meet the requirements of the schedule
▪ Ability to wear a respirator as required
▪ Must wear personal protection equipment
▪ Must have basic hand tools
▪ Works ‘hands on’ on multiple projects
▪ Band saws
▪ Drill press
▪ Table saws
▪ Misc. hand tools, drill, router reciprocating saw
▪ Occasional extreme indoor temperature, adverse ventilation conditions (chemicals, dust)
▪ Rare extreme heights, extreme outdoor temperatures, adverse ventilation conditions (fumes), use of a respirator/face mask

▪ Flexibility to work in the standing, squatting, or kneeling position, 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 in small spaces as required
▪ Minimal lifting required above 75lbs.

TO APPLY: Email [email protected]


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.

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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