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:

Full-time, year round preferred.

Brewer South Freeport Marine is looking for a sailboat rigger or sailboat rigging assistant to assist with de-rigging and un-stepping sailboats for service and storage. Work with our team to assess, repair, replace, install and maintain spars, rigging hardware, standing and running rigging. Fabricate lifelines, install deck hardware build and service furlers. We bend and un-bend sails and perform basic DC electrical troubleshooting and repairs. Utilize other marine related skills to assist other departments.

Work in our well equipped rigging shop that is 120’ by 30’. Padded mast racks, trolley system for lifting and lowering spars, heated, well lit, large windows, polished concrete floors with 60’ work bench. TEREX BT3000 boom truck for un-stepping / stepping. From water or from land.

Applicant should be a positive, self-motivated team player with good communication skills. General boat yard work experience with rigging specific experience is preferred. Qualified boom truck operator and boat moving experience a plus but not necessary.

If interested, please send resume to [email protected] or give us a call, 207-865-3181

Job Posted:

Assistant Dockmaster 

The assistant dockmaster at Maine Yacht Center is a leadership role. The right candidate will be able to troubleshoot problems, resolve disputes, provide excellent customer service and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.

Strong “jack of all trades” type maintenance experience is preferred, with an ability to diagnose, repair and maintain systems. Specific systems training is provided but strong mechanical skills are necessary. Solid background in maintenance repairs to include plumbing, electrical, paint, carpentry, construction, etc. is a plus. Experience in a marine environment or onboard vessels is preferred.

This job is ideal for someone who is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction

You will assist the Dockmaster (marina manager) to keep the marina running smoothly by taking on managerial tasks and often serving as our customers’ first point of contact for all matters relative to the marina. You will be heavily involved in the day-to-day supervision and leadership of summer staff and working with customers. You should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with problems as they arise.

Some traits we require: Leadership skills, responsibility, timeliness and reliability, decision-making capability, ability to multi-task, be well-organized, strong communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility, a desire to be a part of a cohesive team, and a sense of humor.

Position requirements: Supervise staff. Scheduling boat arrivals. Opening and closing duties, balancing point of sale. Skilled in the operation of small boats to 25 feet preferred, but we will train. Maintain marina systems by performing annual maintenance and emergency repairs. Skill set to operate hand held and power tools, often over water. Unimpaired ability to walk, bend, stoop, climb and work safely around water, on ladders and on boats. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly. Ability to use a computer and VHF radio. Valid driver’s license and strict insurability requirements necessary. Skill set in any of the various boat building disciplines is a plus.

Most importantly, we are looking for the right fit for our organization and culture, and we will train that person if needed.

This can be a year-round position which is waterfront specific for 7 months of the year, while working within the service department doing boat maintenance and repair projects commensurate with experience for the remaining 5 months. It can also simply be a 7 months/year position.

Health insurance, paid vacation and personal days provided after 60 days of employment.

For more information or to submit resume’ for consideration please contact: Mark Hogan

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi-weekly or Twice monthly

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability during marina season

Supplemental pay types:

  • Tips

COVID-19 considerations:

Maine Yacht Center follows CDC and City of Portland COVID-19 guidelines.

Experience:

  • Management: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Customer Service: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Maintenance: 2 years (Required)
  • Maritime: 2 years (Required)

License:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

More about Maine Yacht Center: www.maineyacht.com

Job description on MYC Website: https://maineyacht.com/employment

For more information or to apply please contact: [email protected]

Job Posted:

Strouts Point Wharf Co. in South Freeport is a full-service, versatile, boat yard and marina in South Freeport, Maine. Located 13 miles from Portland and 9 miles from Brunswick, on the Harraseeket River, on Casco Bay, we are dedicated to the art of boat restoration and repair.

We have ample space, excellent equipment and a team of skilled and experienced craftsmen that allow Strouts Point to thrive as a high-end company offering a full range of services.

If you’re interested in joining our team anywhere from a mechanic to working in the office, tending the docks to skilled carpentry send a resume to [email protected], PO BOX 780, South Freeport, Maine 04078, call us (207) 865-3899 or come visit us at 5 Wharf Road in South Freeport!

Services

    • Woodwork and composite fabrication and repair
    • Finish work ranging from traditional varnish to AwlGrip
    • Honda Outboard Dealer, selling and servicing Honda Engines
    • Diesel inboards, gasoline inboards and outboards, complete vessel systems
    • Storage, winterization, & shrink wrapping
    • Dockage and Moorings, fuel, holding tank pump out, parking, showers, and laundry.
    • Hauling and Launching
    • Complete Detailing
    • Rigging

Our Facilities and Equipment

    • 10k square feet inside storage
    • Fully equipped wood/fiberglass shop with a finish booth
    • Fully equipped mechanic shop
    • Marina accommodating boats to 120’ with up to 480amp service.
    • Marine Travelift and 15-Ton Hydraulic Trailer
    • 15-Ton Crane
    • 2 workboats

Job Posted:

Strouts Point Wharf Company in South Freeport is looking for summer dock staff. Want to spend the summer outside on the water?? Come check out the summer dock staff positions available at Strouts Point. The season begins May 15th and goes through Oct 15th. Looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals, on the job training provided, full/part time seasonal positions available. Email [email protected] for more information.

Job Posted:

Brewer South Freeport Marina is looking for an Office Assistant to join their team! Applicant should be able to perform a range of basic office support tasks for the office, such as answering phones and directing calls, greeting and directing visitors, answering questions and performing routine clerical, data entry, and/or word processing work as assigned.  Basic bookkeeping will be helpful, training can be provided.  Candidate should also be a self-starter, manage time well, and be able to prioritize tasks. Position is full time/part time, depending on season, etc. Hours are 8 – 4:30 with some flexibility possible. Brewer South Freeport Marine is an excellent place to work!  We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Duties

    • Answer telephones, route calls, take messages, and provide general information; greet and direct visitors; answer routine inquiries.
    • Open and route incoming mail; distribute correspondence and other material.
    • Draft basic correspondence, enter data, and print letters, labels, reports, and/or other materials.
    • Establish, maintain, process, and/or update files, records, and/or other documents.
    • Basic bookkeeping is helpful. Training provided.
    • Order, stock, and distribute office supplies.
    • Run various routine errands.
    • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
    • Good communicator and active listener.

Minimum Job Requirements

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Two years administrative experience preferred but not required

Job Benefits

    • Casual office atmosphere with a great team approach, beautiful location on the water!
    • 401k with employer match
    • Profit sharing program
    • Health insurance with generous secondary HRA
    • Company-paid Life insurance
    • Dental and short-term disability insurance available
    • Generous holiday schedule and paid time off

If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to [email protected] or call us at 207-865-3181

Job Posted:

Positions for gas, diesel and outboard mechanics open immediately.

Brewer South Freeport Marine in South Freeport is looking for experienced mechanics or mechanics that want to further their knowledge in the trade.  We are dealers for Yanmar, Yamaha outboards, Honda outboards, Westerbeke and Nanni, Beta marine and many other systems.  Our techs are ABYC certified and attend service schools annually.

Some job duties include winterizing, commissioning, troubleshooting systems, basic knowledge of 12V and 110V, installations, diesel, and gas engines.  Ability to test run boats and diagnostics a plus.

We are on the water in South Freeport, Maine.  Deep water slips and moorings, we store 200+ boats from 55’ to dinghies. Well maintained equipment that includes 50-ton and 35-ton travel lifts, 2 hydraulic trailers, 19-ton crane and a full machine shop.

We offer a nice working environment with 20,000 SF of heated inside storage, clean shops, great health insurance with beneficial HRA, 401K with company match and profit sharing. Competitive pay.

Positions for gas, diesel and outboard mechanics open immediately.

If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to [email protected] or call us at 207-865-3181

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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