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.
alt

Current Job Openings

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.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:
▪ 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
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
▪ 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
EQUIPMENT USED:
▪ Band saws
▪ Drill press
▪ Table saws
▪ Misc. hand tools, drill, router reciprocating saw
WORKING CONDITIONS:
▪ 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

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:
▪ 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]

LINK TO APPLICATIONS: hodgdonyachts.com/careers

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.

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 [email protected]

LINK TO APPLICATIONS: hodgdonyachts.com/careers

Job Posted:

Lyman Morse at Wayfarer in Camden is looking for a full time Coatings Foreman. Experience with surface preparations and coatings, including fairing, sanding, painting and other finishing procedures on boats and small parts is essential. This person must have the ability to run a crew and assist project managers in overseeing service and building projects. Knowledge of time management, estimating skills, use of Microsoft office & Excel. The products can range from epoxy, polyurethanes, varnish and other marine finishing products. Applications are done by brush as well as spraying.  Experience required: 2-5 years marine painting experience, may substitute high end automotive prep and finish experience. Working knowledge of airless pumps and traditional spray methods is also desirable. Benefits include vacation time, health insurance & 401K. Email resumes to [email protected].

Job Posted:

Lyman Morse has openings at our Thomaston and Camden locations for people with finish skills to work in both the service and new build departments. Work will consist of surface preparations and coatings including fairing, sanding, painting and other finishing procedures on boats and small parts. The products can range from epoxy, polyurethanes, varnish and other marine finishing products. Applications are done by brush as well as spraying. Experience required: 2-5 years marine painting experience, may substitute high end automotive prep and finish experience. Also working knowledge of airless pumps and traditional spray methods. Benefits include vacation time, health insurance & 401K. Email resumes to [email protected].

1 2 3

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.

alt alt

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