Current Job OpeningsThese 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
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].
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.
- 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.
Safe Harbor Marinas, LLC location in Harpswell, Maine has the following open positions:
Systems Technician – details and application link
Varnisher – details and application link
Marine Carpenter – details and application link
Rigger – details 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
Hodgdon Yacht Services on Southport is looking a Marine Mechanic. This position includes but is not limited to repair and service on all types of marine engines, both gasoline and diesel, with a strong emphasis on gas powered outboard motors. Stern drive, outboard experience is also preferred.
Major Responsibilities/Activities: Duties include commissioning/decommissioning, troubleshooting and repair of water systems, engines, refrigeration systems, AC and DC heating/cooling systems, electrical systems and heads. Provide estimates for system upgrades and repairs typical to marine systems. Ability to research in catalogs, on-line, through dealer port holes and service/parts manuals and computer sources is preferred.
• Strong mechanical aptitude.
• Extensive experience with marine engines, electronics and boat systems.
• Experience in diesel engines and aspects of yachts systems onboard vessels up to 65’ is preferred.
• Must have strong attention to detail and maintain cleanliness on projects both during and upon completion.
• Must be able to work independently and have high quality work ethic.
• Must be a self-starter, able to manage projects on your own and have excellent customer service skills with the ability to effectively communicate directly with customers and service managers.
• Some level of American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) certification and/or any manufacturer training preferred.
For a full job description or to apply, 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
- 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.
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.