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:

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

Job Posted:


Maine Yacht Center – Full service boatyard and marina catering to 30′-80′ recreational vessels in Portland, ME is expanding and currently seeking full time year round tradesmen:

A strong high quality work ethic, and a positive attitude are an important attribute to each member of our team. Qualified candidates will bring working knowledge and experience on both power and sailing vessels up to 80′. Industry and ABYC certifications are desired but will consider training candidates with the right skills and aptitude. Candidates should be self-starters, able to manage projects on their own and communicate directly with customers.

The company offers great new facilities, a modern working environment, interesting projects, training, and a competitive wage/benefit package. Relocation assistance available!  Annual bonuses.

Please include a cover letter with your resume briefly describing your background and experience, forwarded to [email protected]. Thank you for your interest.

Job Posted:

John Williams Boat Company

John Williams Boat Company, of Mount Desert is looking for an individual to join our
general yard labor team. Some of this position’s duties include:
hauling/moving/launching boats, unstepping/stepping masts, pressure washing boats,
boat handling, bottom painting of boats, boat cleaning, and yard maintenance.
Applicant must be able to lift 50 lbs. and have a strong work ethic.
Position is full time, year round from 7 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday.
Compensation: Competitive pay. Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, 401k with
matching contributions, health insurance, life insurance and paid training.

To apply, please visit to fill out an application, email us at
[email protected] or call 207-244-7854.

Job Posted:

Marine Rigging Technician

John Williams Boat Company of Mount Desert, Maine is looking for a Marine Rigging
Technician. Some of this position’s duties include commissioning and
decommissioning masts and sails for service and storage. Assess, repair, replace, and
maintain spars, rigging, and deck hardware. Boat handling experience and basic DC
electrical knowledge preferred but not required. Applicant must be a self motivated
team player, able to lift 50 lbs. and have a strong work ethic.

Position is full time, year round from 7am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday. We offer
competitive pay, paid time off, paid holidays, 401k retirement plan with matching
contributions, health insurance, life insurance and paid training.

Job Posted:

Yamaha Outboard Technician

Jeff’s Marine, Inc. – Full-Time – 40 Hours/Week – Designated Weekends for Summer Season & Boat Shows

Reports to the Service Manager & General Manager


Jeff’s Marine’s Yamaha Outboard Technicians are a vital part of the crew. They perform many of the services provided by the boatyard, with engine service being one of their primary activities. They assist in a wide variety of tasks, from outfitting new boats with engines to diagnostic testing of customer’s engines. The technicians work with the entire Jeff’s Marine crew to complete projects of all sizes and meet deadlines.

Responsibilities & Duties

Duties include: routine service & maintenance of Yamaha engines; diagnostics & repair Yamaha engines; installation & rigging of engines; installation of electronics, including radars, depth finders, and chart plotters; spring commissioning of boats and outboards; winterization of boats and outboards; maintenance of safe work space & equipment; and ordering of parts.

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 complete projects in a timely manner & meet deadlines.


Qualifications include: ability to lift 50+ lbs.; ability to stand for long periods of time; experience in equipment operation, including trailers of all sizes; and mechanical experience with outboard engines.

Desired Skills & Certifications

Desired skills and certifications include: Yamaha outboard technician training; forklift operation certification; boatyard experience; and boat operation experience and basic water safety knowledge.

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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