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:

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:

Skilled Laborers at Henry R. Abel Yacht Yard

This is an entry level position with a variety of tasks including but not limited to hauling/launching, detailing, bottom painting and routine maintenance of yard and buildings, onthejob training provided. Must be flexible with other assigned tasks by the Crew Supervisor.

ALL POSITIONS are fulltime, yearround, Monday Friday 6:30 to 3pm. We offer Competitive Pay, Health Insurance, Paid Vacation/Holidays/Personal Days. Hourly rate TBD base on experience and qualifications.

Please email your resume with qualification and/or call 207-276-5057 for an application. [email protected]

Job Posted:

Varnisher/Painter at Henry R. Abel Yacht Yard

Must have experience applying a variety of marine varnish and paint products including stripping finishes, also willing to do other projects in the yard.

ALL POSITIONS are fulltime, yearround, Monday Friday 6:30 to 3pm. We offer Competitive Pay, Health Insurance, Paid Vacation/Holidays/Personal Days. Hourly rate TBD base on experience and qualifications.

Please email your resume with qualification and/or call 207-276-5057 for an application. [email protected]

Job Posted:

Purchasing/Inventory Data Entry Clerk at Henry R. Abel Yacht Yard

Skill requirements for this role include being a fast learner and motivated self starter. Strong attention to detail and work ethic are required to maintain accountability in this role. You will be creating POS and entering in marina software, ordering parts for jobs and inventory control. This role will perform physical inventories and other assigned tasks. Must maintain strong relationships with Vendors, must be organized and able to work under pressure and as a team player.

ALL POSITIONS are fulltime, yearround, Monday Friday 6:30 to 3pm. We offer Competitive Pay, Health Insurance, Paid Vacation/Holidays/Personal Days. Hourly rate TBD base on experience and qualifications

Please email your resume with qualification and/or call 207-276-5057 for an application. [email protected]

Job Posted:

John Williams Boat Company (JWBC) is seeking a marine mechanic to join our team.

JWBC is a full-service boatyard and boat building facility operating in Mount Desert, Maine.

Applicant’s desired background to include engine maintenance, troubleshooting, rebuilds and repowers, as well as a familiarity with related vessel systems. 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 7:00-3:30 pm 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: [email protected]

Job Posted:

Hewes & Co is 30 person employee owned company, with a long tradition of building fine homes, cabinets, custom boat moulds, bulkheads, and 3D machining.  We are looking for a motivated person to run our CNC machines, including a new Onsrud M-series;  we primarily machine plywood, lumber, acrylic and Corian.  This is a full-time year round position supporting our very busy cabinet shop and marine parts business.

Contact Michael Overton at [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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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