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:

John Williams Boat Company

John Williams Boat Company, of Mount Desert is looking for an individual to join our
general yard labor team. Some of this position’s duties include:
hauling/moving/launching boats, unstepping/stepping masts, pressure washing boats,
boat handling, bottom painting of boats, boat cleaning, and yard maintenance.
Applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs. and have a strong work ethic.
Position is full time, year round from 7 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday.
Compensation: Competitive pay. Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, 401k with
matching contributions, health insurance, life insurance and paid training.

To apply, please visit to fill out an application, email us at
[email protected] or call 207-244-7854.

Job Posted:

Yard Crew

Jeff’s Marine, Inc. – Full-Time – 40 Hours/Week – Designated Weekends for Summer Season & Boat Shows

Reports to the Service Manager & General Manager


The yard crew are the first point of contact at Jeff’s Marine. They assist customers when they come into the yard and working with them on service calls. They assist in completing spring commissioning and winterization of boats. The crew works with other staff members to complete larger ongoing tasks and meet deadlines.

Responsibilities & Duties

Duties include: boat transportation, including launching & haul out on trailers; boat detailing & cleaning; buffing & waxing boats; bottom painting boats; pressure washing boats; maintenance of yard, garage bays, storage buildings and equipment; and some light fabrication work.

Desired Skills

Desired skills include: ability to demonstrate professional behavior, showing respect for customers & coworkers; ability to communicate clearly and in a timely manner; ability to work as a team player and assist others on short notice; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to work independently and identify areas of improvement; and ability to meet deadlines.


Qualifications include: ability to lift 50+ lbs. and experience in backing up equipment, including trailers of all sizes.

Desired Skills & Certifications

Desired skills and certifications include: forklift operation certification; experience working in boatyards; and boat operation experience and basic water safety knowledge.

To apply, please visit to fill out an application, or email us at [email protected].

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. 


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 


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 


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 


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 



Power electric shears 

Hand tools 

Table saw 

Cut-off saw 

Epoxy mixing equipment 

Skill saw 

Jig saw 


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 


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]


Job Posted:

Responsible for all aspects of marine equipment operation and general boat yard labor including, launching and hauling of power and sail boats and safe and proper use of all equipment.

Launching and hauling power and sail boats up to 70’ and/or 50 tons.
Launching and hauling power and sail boats up to 15 tons using hydraulic lift.
· Crane operation for stepping/unstopping masts.
· Fork truck operation.
· Towing and moving vessels over land using hydraulic trailer.
· Performing the basic maintenance/service requirements of yard machinery.
· Supporting the service department during spring commissioning and fall decommissioning.

· Prior experience working with heavy equipment.
· Basic understanding of boats, boat terms and their components.
· Must be able to follow directions and work well within large groups of people.
· Must be able to meet the requirements of the schedule, i.e. being at work as scheduled and on time.
· Ability to wear a respirator as required.
· Must wear personal protection equipment.

· 50 ton travel lift
· 15 ton negative lift bull
· 10 ton crane
· Fork trucks
· Grinders/sanders/polishers
· Chainsaw
· Occasional extreme indoor and outdoor temperatures.
· Occasional exposure to extreme heights.
· Rare exposure to adverse ventilation conditions where use of a respirator will be required.


·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.
· Minimal lifting required above 50 lbs.

· Work week is Monday-Thursday from 6:00am- 4:30pm. From time to time, it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends.
· Must work as part of a team.
· Must be punctual.

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

Job Posted:

Strouts Point Wharf Co. in South Freeport is looking for an individual to join our general yard labor team. Some of this position’s duties include sanding and bottom painting of boats, boat detailing, shrink wrap, moving/launching boats. Applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs. and have a strong work ethic.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to learn on the job and advance their career or skillset. Opportunities to learn operation of workboats, man-lift, 25ton marine travel lift, hydraulic trailer, forklift, tractor, and 15ton crane are available. This is also a great opportunity to learn a specialized trade and work your way up in the field.

Compensation: Competitive pay. Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, 401k with matching contributions, profit sharing, health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, employee discounts and opportunities for paid training.

Job Posted:

John Williams Boat Company is seeking a marine fabricator and welder to join our team at our full-service boatyard and boat building facility operating in Mount Desert, Maine. Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years experience in the industry. Good communication skills and strong work ethic are necessary prerequisites. Must be able to lift 50 lbs and comfortable working in, on, and around boats. Position is full-time, year-round from 7:00am-3:30pm M-F. We offer health insurance, 401K retirement plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off.

Pay rate is based on experience. Please reply with resume, contact information, and references.

Download the employment application hereemail it to [email protected], or mail it to PO Box 80, Mount Desert, Maine 04660.


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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