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:

Hodgdon Yachts: The Marine Finish Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Production Manager with day-to-day scheduling and supervision assist with training other department staff as needed, including fairing, sanding, painting, spraying and other finishing procedures. Finishing involves epoxy, linear polyurethanes and other marine finish products. The Supervisor will also review and adjust staffs daily timekeeping/job coding as well as maintain stock supplies for the department.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:
▪ Assist the Production Manager with the supervision of all surface preparations and coating of the vessel, including fairing, sanding, varnishing, painting, spraying and other finishing procedures.
▪ Assist the Production Manager with the coordination and supervision of sub-contract finishers as required
▪ Prepare and finish interior and exterior furniture, joiner work and other components of the vessel
▪ Prepare and apply epoxy, linier polyurethanes, and other chemical applications
▪ Responsible for supervising the crew of painters/finishers
▪ Maintain stock and supplies for department, which includes inventory and assisting purchasing with ordering MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: ▪ 3-5 years of experience in marine finishing preferred, including application of linier polyurethanes, or in high-end auto body shop finishing ▪ Must have familiarity with brush and spray applications ▪ Must have a keen understanding of the safety hazards and know how to work safely ▪ Responsible for understanding and exhibiting excellent work standards ▪ Attention to the highest quality standards is essential

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:

Hodgdon Yacht Services on Southport is looking a Marine Mechanic. This position includes but is not limited to repair and service on all types of marine engines, both gasoline and diesel, with a strong emphasis on gas powered outboard motors. Stern drive, outboard experience is also preferred.
Major Responsibilities/Activities: Duties include commissioning/decommissioning, troubleshooting and repair of water systems, engines, refrigeration systems, AC and DC heating/cooling systems, electrical systems and heads. Provide estimates for system upgrades and repairs typical to marine systems. Ability to research in catalogs, on-line, through dealer port holes and service/parts manuals and computer sources is preferred.

Minimum Requirements:
• Strong mechanical aptitude.
• Extensive experience with marine engines, electronics and boat systems.
• Experience in diesel engines and aspects of yachts systems onboard vessels up to 65’ is preferred.
• Must have strong attention to detail and maintain cleanliness on projects both during and upon completion.
• Must be able to work independently and have high quality work ethic.
• Must be a self-starter, able to manage projects on your own and have excellent customer service skills with the ability to effectively communicate directly with customers and service managers.
• Some level of American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) certification and/or any manufacturer training preferred.

For a full job description or to apply, contact Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME, 04578 or email to [email protected].

Job Posted:

Hodgdon Yachts is searching for an experienced composite technician to work in all phases of composite boat construction.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:
▪ Female/male mold assembly to include filling and fairing joint seams and applying mold release wax
▪ Kit fabrication involving cutting fabric to desired sizes, direction
▪ Material lay-up and installation of peel ply, fabrics, flow media, vacuum and feeder lines
▪ Mixing of resin materials by weight/volume
▪ Infusion monitoring for temperature, vacuum infusion and time of infusion
▪ Modular installation of infused pieces for bulkheads, floor systems, decks and pilothouse
▪ Finishing, trimming and fitting of composite parts
▪ Some wet lay-up and wet preg is required for secondary bonding and tabbing
▪ Grinding and sanding for secondary bonding
▪ Works ‘hands on’ on multiple projects

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: ▪ Prior experience working with composites ▪ Basic carpentry skills for staging and platform construction, templates and molds and cutting and fitting pieces ▪ Must be able to wear a respirator ▪ Must be able to meet the requirements of the work schedule ▪ Must be able to use measuring tools

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:

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:

Hodgdon Yachts is searching for an individual to join our strong team of boat builders at our Tenders facility in Damariscotta.

This position includes tasks related to systems installations, including but not limited to custom metal fabrication, welding, light machining, woodworking, etc. This position requires extensive marine systems experience or equivalent education and experience. Applicants must have experience working with hand and power tools planing, sanding, and cutting wood, metals and plastics, working with close tolerances

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:
• Responsible for all aspects of installation of mechanical, hydraulic and other systems in the vessel
• Metal work, mechanical, welding, woodworking and other skills required in the construction of the vessel
• Ability to work under deadlines
• Ability to work within close tolerances
• Work ‘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:

The Dockmaster at Hodgdon Yacht Services is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the marina, mooring field and waterfront of the Southport facility. These operations include, but are not limited to, assisting with the hiring of dock hands, training, and scheduling of marina/dock staff. The Dockmaster will also be responsible for all boats on location from the time of their launch to their haul out.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Training of dock staff in proper tie up of boats, pump out of holding tanks, customer service including assisting customers with loading and unloading their belongings to and from their vessels, fueling boats with specific attention to proper location and fuel type and use of point-of-sale systems.
• Development and implement of daily and weekly check lists to ensure a consistent routine for customers, dock staff and management.
• Manage the seasonal dockage and mooring agreements with customers prior to the beginning of each season.
• Manage dockage and mooring space for transients and service customers.
• Schedule and reconcile fuel deliveries and daily fuel purchases.
• Assist yard crew with launch and haul outs and set up of marina in the spring and fall.
• Assist mechanics with sea trials of boats.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
▪ Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the marine industry, preferably as a Dockmaster
▪ Good mechanical aptitude and boat handling skills.
▪ Must have strong attention to detail and a sensitivity to the needs of our customers.
▪ Dependable with a positive attitude and a strong, high quality work ethic.
▪ Demonstrates leadership skills and/or experience.
▪ Must be a self-starter, able to manage facilities and staff on their own and effectively communicate directly with customers and service managers.

For a full job description or to apply, contact Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME, 04578 or email 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