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:

Strouts Point Wharf Co. in South Freeport is looking for an individual to join our mechanics team. This position includes repair and service on all types of marine engines, both gasoline and diesel, with an emphasis on Honda Outboards.

Duties include commissioning/decommissioning, troubleshooting and repair of Honda outboards, other outboard engines, water systems, inboard engines, heating/cooling systems, electrical systems, and heads. Ability to research in catalogs and on-line. Familiarity with Dockmaster a plus.

Compensation: Pay $25-$35 depending on experience. Benefits include 401k, profit sharing, health insurance, short/long term disability insurance, dental insurance. Employee discounts. Paid training.

How to apply:  Send letter of interest and resume to P.O. Box 780, South Freeport, ME, 04078 or email [email protected], call us (207) 865-3899

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:

Marine Service Technician
Our service center based in Portland, ME, is hiring a Marine Technician.
This is a fast paced, productive, and rewarding position. You will be involved in all aspects of commissioning, troubleshooting, decommissioning, fit and finish work, and delivery.

Responsibilities Include:
 New boat commissioning including but not limited to: new systems, custom
request installs, sea trialing, electronics
 Mechanical diagnostics, troubleshooting, general maintenance and repair
on new and pre-owned vessels
 Perform spring commissioning center based in Portland, ME, is hiring a Marine Technician.

This is a fast paced, productive, and rewarding position. You will be involved in all aspects of commissioning, troubleshooting, decommissioning, fit and finish work, and delivery and fall decommissioning on power boats ranging from 20’-70’ of all makes, models and sizes
 Build a relationship with our clients, along with service portfolios. Make recommendations to existing service customers for improvements creating service work.
 Identify, report, and correct warranty items.
Job Requirements:
 Mechanical background. Electrical background. General boat systems knowledge. (ABYC certification(s) is highly valued)
 Demonstrate understanding of marine systems, vessel operation, vessel construction, and troubleshooting principles
 Excellent communication skills
 Ability to perform well and produce an excellent product with defined outlines, under strict scheduling, with minimal supervision
 Desire to learn new technologies and skills
 Willing and able to use specific software for tracking jobs and work orders
 Flexible, goal oriented, team focused
 Capable of lifting 50lbs, occasionally more.
$1000 sign on bonus for the qualified candidate after 6 months of employment with no warnings/reprimands on file. DiMillo’s Yacht Sales offers competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package including medical insurance, dental insurance, education and training seminars, paid holidays, flexible paid time off and more. Pay is based on experience and qualifications.
About Us:
DiMillo’s Yacht Sales is an active, professional yacht dealership and brokerage that has been providing exceptional yacht sales experiences since 1998. With 6 locations, the team at DiMillo’s Yacht Sales takes pride in representing new and pre-owned Sabre Yachts & Back Cove Yachts, as well as a dealership for Monte Carlo Yachts, Coastal Craft, and Eastern Boats. DiMillo’s is also proud to have a full time, year-round service team that focuses on our new and brokerage buyers. The service team’s capabilities include preventative maintenance, winterization, spring commissioning, electronics installation, inverter installations, bow & stern thrusterinstalls, varnish & custom fit and finish and more.
DiMillo’s Yacht Sales is an equal opportunity employer. DYS does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status or otherwise.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $18.00 – $40.00 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:

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:


New Meadows Marina in Brunswick is looking for technicians experienced with power boats and gas engines.  Yamaha knowledge a plus. We are a family run business, located on the New Meadows River, with a team-oriented environment and high regard for positive employee and customer relations.

Duties include commissioning/decommissioning, mechanical and systems troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair, and sea trials.  Ability to operate a computer for the purpose of diagnostics and work order submission.

Education Requirements:  High School diploma or equivalent.

Compensation:  Pay based on experience.  Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, 401k plan with company matching, paid holidays and vacation, professional development assistance, tuition reimbursement, bonuses, and employee discounts.

Please contact our General Manager, Jill Jacobs or our Service Manager, Drew Hughes at 207-443-6277 for more information and to set up an interview.

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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