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:

GENERAL YARD CREW
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 jwboatco.com/employment/ to fill out an application, email us at
[email protected] or call 207-244-7854.

Job Posted:

Boat Detailer

Jeff’s Marine, Inc. – Part-Time Seasonal – Variable Hours/Week – Designated Weekends for Summer Season

Reports to the Service Manager & General Manager

Overview

Boat detailers are an essential component of Jeff’s Marine’s spring commissioning season. They assist in getting boats ready to be delivered. They specifically have an eye for detail and work well independently. They assist the yard crew in completing tasks to meet deadlines.

Responsibilities & Duties

Duties include: boat detailing & cleaning; buffing & waxing boats; organization of cleaning supply room; maintenance of yard, garage bays, storage buildings and equipment; and other tasks as assigned.

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

Qualifications include: ability to lift 50+ lbs. and ability to stand for long periods of time.

Desired Skills & Certifications

Desired skills and certifications include: experience working in boatyardsboat operation experience and basic water safety knowledge; and a valid Maine driver’s license.

Job Posted:

Job Title: Boat Hauler/Equipment Operator

Location: Kittery, ME, 03904

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Equipment Operator, Marina

Minimum Experience: 2 Years

Contact Information:

 

Description:

The Equipment Operator is responsible for the movement of all vessels located in the facility for haul & launch, designated work, storage or sales. This position is also required to inspect, repair, and maintain all assigned equipment. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate heavy equipment including but not limited to: marine forklifts, travelifts, and hydraulic trailers
  • Be able to operate machinery efficiently, effectively and demonstrate safe handling of vessels
  • Use equipment to move vessels in and out of water, to designated work space, storage or sales areas
  • Inspect, maintain and repair equipment to ensure operational
  • Perform yard work such as pressure washing, bottom painting, block and stand vessels, and general maintenance as required
  • Assist with ground maintenance and ensuring overall marina cleanliness
  • 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 required
  • 2-3 years’ relevant experience preferred
  • Heavy forklift experience and certification required
  • Ability to ascend and descend a ladder
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Basic boat handling skills preferred
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license

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. 

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. #marinacareers

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 https://shmarinas.com/hr-disclosures/.

Job Posted:

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting the Facilities Manager with the maintenance of all facilities, including structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and heating systems, safety of all facilities and in-house construction and repair. Special emphasis is given to cleanliness and orderly appearance of buildings, vehicles, ramps, floats, and grounds.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:
▪ Assist with equipment and facilities maintenance
▪ Assist with maintenance of production equipment such as air compressors, vacuum pumps, woodworking equipment, etc.
▪ Assist with grounds and marina maintenance
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
▪ Basic knowledge of building maintenance and repair methods
▪ Ability to repair tools and equipment
▪ Must have valid driver’s license
▪ Basic hand tools are required
▪ Must wear personal protection equipment as required, including a respirator
▪ Must abide by safety policies and procedures
ESSENTIAL MENTAL FUNCTIONS:
▪ Understanding basic measurements
▪ Flexibility to change assignments depending upon organization needs
▪ Ability to troubleshoot
EQUIPMENT USED:
▪ Fork lift
▪ Pallet jack
▪ Hand and power tools
▪ Boom lift
▪ Scissor lift
▪ Other tools and equipment as required
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
▪ 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. Day travel to various regional company locations required.
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:

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

Overview

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

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 jeffsmarine.com/join-our-crew to fill out an application, or email us at [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.

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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