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:

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:

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.
Benefits:
$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:

Marine Outboard Mechanical Technician at Southport Marine

General Description:

  • Outboard engines, electrical, electronics, boat systems repairs, maintenance and installations
  • Ability to perform computer and mechanical diagnostics
  • Includes operation of forklift and trailer operations for boat launching and hauling
  • Includes lifting boat blocks, jack stands and other items 50 lbs or more.
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Education Requirements:  High School Diploma or GED.

Benefits:    

  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • 401K plan with matching employer contributions

Please send your resume to Garrett- [email protected]

Job Posted:

Sailboat Rigger at Southport Marine

General Description:

  • Duties of general repair, maintenance and replacement of sailboat rigging and sail systems.
  • Includes step/un-step masts, tune masts, swage/splice lines, maintain/repair winches, instrument/electrical installation, etc.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED

Benefits:    

  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • 401K plan with matching employer contributions

Please send your resume to Garrett- [email protected]

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]

Job Posted:

Kittery Point Yacht Yard (KPYY) is seeking a marine diesel technician to join our team.

KPYY is a full-service marine repair and refit facility operating two waterfront locations. We are dealers for Yanmar, Westerbeke, Yamaha, Suzuki, and AB Inflatables.

Our culture is defined by the values of teamwork and unmatched workmanship with a focus on creating long term customer relationships. We strive to exceed industry standards and to be recognized as the industry’s finest.

Applicant’s desired background to include engine maintenance, troubleshooting, rebuilds and repowers, as well as a familiarity with related vessel systems. OEM training opportunities are available. Good communication skills and basic computer knowledge 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 7:30-4:00pm M-F. We offer health, dental & vision insurance, retirement plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off.

Pay rate is $18-30 per hour, based on experience. Please reply with resume, contact information, and references: [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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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