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:

Safe Harbor Marinas, LLC location in Harpswell, Maine has the following open positions:

Systems Technician  – details and application link

Varnisherdetails and application link

Marine Carpenterdetails and application link

Riggerdetails 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

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]

Job Posted:

Yarmouth Boat Yard is hiring an experienced Marine Technician III to join our dynamic seasoned team.

We are looking for a Marine Technician with experience and a superior diagnostic skill set.  At Yarmouth Boat Yard we encourage schooling and value certifications as well as work experiences. 

Earn up to $38.00/hour based on experience/certifications.

Job duties include (but are not limited to): 

  • Advanced diagnostic skills mechanically and electrically
  • Evaluates performance and operation of watercraft during sea trials.
  • Repairs and installs equipment such as engines, electrical systems and components, heating, ventilation, water, and fire suppression systems.
  • Conducts tests on marine equipment to see if testing standards are met.
  • Requires minimal supervision
  • Reviews recommendations for repair work to watercraft with manager.
  • Can start as a billable technician day one
  • Can track and manager own time within the schedule
  • Maintain an 80%, or better, efficiency rating with retail labor and warranty labor
  • Advance skill set for all four of our seasons demands
  • Computer and literacy skills
  • Follow all safety protocol

Qualifications and experience

  • 5+ years of proven experience as a Marine Technician
  • Master Certification, and/or multiple certifications across engine brands
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to troubleshoot technological / mechanical problems 
  • Eager to learn and keep up-to-date on technologies; pursues training and development opportunities
  • Has the ability to assess personal strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance
  • Shares expertise with others
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to follow established procedures and practices

Benefits

  • Health insurance, Paid time off, 401K
  • Dental / Vision insurance, STD/LTD, Life Insurance
  • Additional compensation such as bonuses and store discounts
  • Relocation assistance

To apply send resume to [email protected]

Job Posted:

Yarmouth Boat Yard is seeking an experienced Marine Technician II to join our dynamic, seasoned team.

At Yarmouth Boat Yard we encourage schooling and value certifications as well as work experiences. Earn up to $34.00/hour based on experience/certifications.

Job duties include (but are not limited to): 

  • Has skills set for our four seasons, specifically Spring and Fall
  • Adequate job experience (2-5 years) to perform basic evaluation of performance and operation of watercraft 
  • Primary diagnostic skills mechanically/electrically
  • Performs basic repairs and assists with installation of equipment such as engines, electrical systems and components, heating, ventilation, water, and fire suppression systems.
  • Conducts tests on marine equipment to see if testing standards are met
  • Able and willing to gain certifications 
  • Reviews recommendations for repair work to watercraft with manager
  • Computer and literacy skills necessary
  • Follow all safety protocol

Qualifications and experience

  • 2-5 years of experience as a Marine Technician
  • Some certifications across engine brands
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to troubleshoot technological / mechanical problems 
  • Eager to learn and keep up-to-date on technologies; pursues training and development opportunities
  • Has the ability to assess personal strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance
  • Shares expertise with others
  • Ability to follow established procedures and practices
  • Valid driver’s license

Benefits

  • Health insurance, Paid time off, 401K
  • Dental / Vision insurance, STD/LTD, Life Insurance
  • Additional compensation such as bonuses and store discounts
  • Relocation assistance

To apply send resume to [email protected]

Job Posted:

Yankee Marina & Boatyard, located in Yarmouth, ME, is hiring a year-round Marine Equipment Operator. The right candidate must have experience operating a variety of equipment including a travel lift, forklift, boom truck, personnel lift, boats, truck with trailer and a variety of power tools. Duties include, but are not limited to, safely launching power and sail boats, moving boats both within the yard and on the water, dock and yard maintenance and assisting where needed. Must be able to perform heavy lifting, climbing, and carrying during job process and always maintain awareness of and consistently practice safe work habits. The successful candidate must be willing to learn new tasks and work well with other experienced marine crew to provide a well-executed, quality service to our boating customers. We look for polite individuals with a great attitude and a strong work ethic who are looking to grow and be part of a great team.

Yankee Marina & Boatyard is a family-owned, full-service marina in its 6th decade of providing the highest quality marine and specialty technical services to boaters. Our crew is a highly trained and a committed group that offers the right mentorship/apprenticeship of individuals in a boatyard career. Yankee Marina offers education in the field, employee discounts, paid vacations and holidays, extended holiday break, health, 401k, dental, disability insurance, and life insurance. $16+ Contact information to apply.

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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