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:

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.


Job Posted:

Position: Yacht Laborer/Detailer

Location: 423 Route 1 Freeport, Maine/ Long Wharf Portland, Maine

Pay: $17.00-$19.00 depending on experience and skill set

Job Description:

Boat detailing or service experience a plus but not required. We will train the right person.

Valid Driver’s License

Ability to follow direction and change priorities as needed

Detail oriented for best results.

Dependable and willing to learn.

Hours: 07:30-4:30 Monday – Friday, overtime available and as required to meet deadlines. Saturdays may be required during busy season

Report To: Service Manager

Company: DiMillo’s Yacht Sales (Acadia Yacht Sales) is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with six locations stretching from Maine to Maryland. DiMillo’s has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1998, with over two hundred years of combined broker experience, and now represents new yachts from Sabre Yachts, Back Cove Yachts, Coastal Craft and Monte Carlo Yachts. In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, DiMillo’s is proud to have a full time, year-round service team that focuses efforts on their new and brokerage buyers. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht repair, and in-house captain services.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $17.00 – $19.00 per hour

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:

Southport Marine has a full time salaried position for a Marine Service Yard Foreman

  • Supervise daily operations and maintain schedules to ensure timely completions of work orders
  • Train and assist yard team when necessary
  • Inspect jobs for quality control throughout the job process
  • Inspect boats and oversee yard team to identify problems and recommended maintenance
  • Preform related duties as assigned

Work Experience Required:

  • Experience as a marine mechanical technician or marine yard team member
  • Experience operating marine yard equipment and boats
  • Ability to read and use technical manuals
  • Ability to manage teams and customer service skills

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED

Please send your resume to Garrett- [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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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