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:

North Atlantic Inflatables, on 29 Bath Road in Brunswick, is looking for part-time help during the spring and early summer months.
We are a small, family owned business who offers a lot of flexibility in terms of work hours and days of the week. We are looking for the following:
  • People who are handy with tools and want to learn more about rigging and boat motors. Boat rigging experience is a plus.
  • People who are able to handle a boat trailer and have the physical strength to help lift small boats from the back of a pick up truck to deliver small boats within the New England region. A pick up truck with trailer would be provided for those deliveries.
Please contact us to learn more! North Atlantic Inflatables – [email protected]gmail.com  or call 207 844 1742

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:

BOATBUILDERS experienced in construction are needed to work on tenders for restigious boat building company in Damariscotta, Maine. Individuals perform a wide variety of boat building tasks related to wood/composite tenders, including, but not limited to, fabricating/ fitting composite components, installation of deck hardware, hatches, and windows.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:
▪ Perform a wide variety of boat building tasks related to wood/composite yachts
▪ Fabricating/ fitting composite components, installing deck hardware, hinges, latches, and handrails.
▪ Sets and operates a variety of woodworking machines, including power and hand tools
▪ Must be intensely aware of quality standards

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: ▪ 3-4 years of experience, or equivalent training and experience
▪ Ability to work with power and hand tools, drilling screwing, sanding, etc.
▪ Ability to work within close tolerances, +- 1-2mm
▪ Ability to work with large power tools such as band saws, planers, table saws
▪ Work with epoxy, resins, and glues
▪ Must be able to follow directions and work well within large groups of people
▪ Must be able to meet the requirements of the schedule
▪ Ability to wear a respirator as required
▪ Must wear personal protection equipment
▪ Must have basic hand tools
▪ Works ‘hands on’ on multiple projects

Hodgdon Yachts’ work schedule is generally 6:00am-4:30pm four days per week. We offer competitive wages and benefits including medical, dental, 401K and more. For a full copy of the job description or to send resume, contact Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04578 or email 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.

Job Posted:

Yankee Marina & Boatyard, located in Yarmouth, ME, is seeking the right candidate to fulfill year-round general labor duties throughout the yard and has the willingness to grow and be trained for more advanced technical positions over time. These duties include but are not limited to: general yard maintenance, assisting mechanics, woodworking, hauling and launching technicians, and shrinkwrap application. 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. The Yankee Marina & Boatyard 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, specific schools of specialty, employee discounts, paid vacations and holidays, extended holiday break, health, 401k, dental, disability insurance, and life insurance. 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. Contact information to apply.

Job Posted:

Yard Technician: Full Time, Year-Round

Job Description: Machine operator – straddle lift, boat transporter, articulated loader, crane, and plow truck. Haul and launch vessels. Transport vessels to and from dry storage. Step and un-step masts. Operate powered vessels to tow boats to and from docks and moorings. Undertake basic machine and equipment maintenance and repair. Assist with general property maintenance to include carpentry, painting, landscaping, snow removal, etc.

Qualifications: Clean driving record and valid driver’s license required. Prior related boat yard experience essential. Machine operator certifications preferred. Applicant must be a team player and maintain a positive attitude in a fast-paced, changing work environment. Must be able to engage in physical activity, including heavy lifting, for extended periods of time. Adherence to applicable safety and operating protocols an absolute necessity. Handy Boat located in Falmouth, Maine offers benefits, competitive wages, and training.

Please e-mail your resume to [email protected]

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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