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:

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:

Safe Harbor Marinas, LLC location in Harpswell, Maine has the following open positions:

Systems Technician  – details and application link

Varnisherdetails and application link

Marine Carpenterdetails and application link

Riggerdetails and application link

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 offers professional education and training opportunities and the chance to work with – and learn from – highly experienced professionals.  In addition, SHM offers eligible employees healthcare benefits, 401(k) plans, paid time off, and relocation opportunities

Job Posted:

Hodgdon Yachts: The Marine Finish Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Production Manager with day-to-day scheduling and supervision assist with training other department staff as needed, including fairing, sanding, painting, spraying and other finishing procedures. Finishing involves epoxy, linear polyurethanes and other marine finish products. The Supervisor will also review and adjust staffs daily timekeeping/job coding as well as maintain stock supplies for the department.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:
▪ Assist the Production Manager with the supervision of all surface preparations and coating of the vessel, including fairing, sanding, varnishing, painting, spraying and other finishing procedures.
▪ Assist the Production Manager with the coordination and supervision of sub-contract finishers as required
▪ Prepare and finish interior and exterior furniture, joiner work and other components of the vessel
▪ Prepare and apply epoxy, linier polyurethanes, and other chemical applications
▪ Responsible for supervising the crew of painters/finishers
▪ Maintain stock and supplies for department, which includes inventory and assisting purchasing with ordering MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: ▪ 3-5 years of experience in marine finishing preferred, including application of linier polyurethanes, or in high-end auto body shop finishing ▪ Must have familiarity with brush and spray applications ▪ Must have a keen understanding of the safety hazards and know how to work safely ▪ Responsible for understanding and exhibiting excellent work standards ▪ Attention to the highest quality standards is essential

Hodgdon Yachts’ work schedule is generally 6:00am-4:30pm four days per week. We offer competitive wages and benefits including medical, dental, 401K and more. For a full copy of the job description or to send resume, contact Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04578 or email to [email protected]

Job Posted:

Hodgdon Yachts is searching for an experienced composite technician to work in 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

Hodgdon Yachts’ work schedule is generally 6:00am-4:30pm four days per week. We offer competitive wages and benefits including medical, dental, 401K and more. For a full copy of the job description or to send resume, contact Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04578 or email 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