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:

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:

MARINE MECHANICS, SYSTEMS TECHNICIANS, FIBERGLASS TECHNICIANS, EQUIPMENT OPERATORS, OUTBOARD MECHANICS, RIGGERS AND ELECTRICIANS

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:

GENERAL YARD CREW
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 jwboatco.com/employment/ 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:

Finish Carpenters – Thomaston and Camden
Lyman-Morse has openings at our Thomaston and Camden locations for finish carpenters in both our new construction and service yard departments. House carpenters are urged to apply. Marine experience a plus but not required.

Email resumes to [email protected]

Job Posted:

Composites Technicians – Thomaston
Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston is looking to fill immediate positions in its composites department. Experience in open and closed molding, vacuum bagging, and infusion is preferred. Basic experience would be considered if open to additional training.

Email resumes 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