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:

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:

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:

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:

North Atlantic Inflatables, on 29 Bath Road in Brunswick, is looking for part-time help during the spring and early summer months.
We are a small, family owned business who offers a lot of flexibility in terms of work hours and days of the week. We are looking for the following:
  • People who are handy with tools and want to learn more about rigging and boat motors. Boat rigging experience is a plus.
  • People who are able to handle a boat trailer and have the physical strength to help lift small boats from the back of a pick up truck to deliver small boats within the New England region. A pick up truck with trailer would be provided for those deliveries.
Please contact us to learn more! North Atlantic Inflatables – [email protected]  or call 207 844 1742

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:

BOATBUILDERS experienced in construction are needed to work on tenders for restigious boat building company in Damariscotta, Maine. 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.

▪ 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

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]

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