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:

Boat Detailer

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

Reports to the Service Manager & General Manager


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 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:

Fore Points Marina, Security Guard – Guards, patrols, and monitors premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.

Investigates disturbances and reports to authorities as necessary. Strong attention to detail and awareness of surroundings and property.

Circulate among guests to preserve order and protect property, understands marina rules and warns patrons of infractions.

Assists customers with docking as needed. Prepares nightly shift report. Full and part time positions available; year-round employment. Nights, evenings and weekends.

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Job Posted:

Royal River Boat Repair in Yarmouth, ME is seeking a full time seasonal yard laborer. Responsibilities include but not limited to: sanding and bottom painting of boats-waxing-detailing-boat cleaning-grounds maintenance-shrink wrap moving/launching boats and mast stepping. 

Applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs have a strong work ethic-ability to follow directions and have a valid driver’s license. This would be an ideal position for a high school student looking for summer work. 

This position could become a full time year round position for the right person with excellent benefits after a 60 day probation period has been completed. 

For more information or to submit an application, please stop by the Royal River Boat office at 307 Bayview St. Yarmouth, ME. Call ahead due to social distancing requirements 207-846-9577. You can send your resume to: [email protected] and please visit our website at

Job Posted:

The Safe Harbor Great Island Dockmaster serves as an ambassador for the marina and is typically the first/second person with whom a customer will interact.  The Dockmaster reports to the Marina Manager and is responsible for the safe mooring of vessels, general operation of the docks, assisting boaters, and maintaining a safe and clean environment throughout the harbor and marina facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists marina manager with overseeing the management of berthing, mooring, and servicing of boats within the marina
  • Operates vessels, often under tow, to support boat yard service and haul/launch operations
  • Performs daily dock/marina inspection and maintenance to provide a clean and safe facility
  • Assists with managing, training, and supervising dock staff
  • Acts as first line of customer service for incoming boats
  • Responsible for daily operations of marina docks
  • Ensures docks and equipment are operational at all times
  • Ensures maintenance of clean restrooms, docks, walkways, grounds, and other areas designated by management
  • Ensures that boaters observe all marina rules and regulations
  • Assists with customer service and events
  • Availability to work overtime when required
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays when required
  • Other duties as assigned by marina manager
  • Successful full-time candidate will enjoy working outside 8 months a year in a dynamic and often fast-paced environment and will have a skill set that supports a secondary winter role, as part of our rigging/service/yard crews
  • Alternatively, a successful seasonal candidate will choose to serve strictly as part of the waterfront team, April – Nov/Dec.

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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