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:

Yankee Marina & Boatyard, located in Yarmouth, ME, is seeking the right candidate to fulfill a year-round position as a Marine Fiberglass and Composites Technician. The successful candidate must have working knowledge, whether through schooling or working experience, with various coring materials, gelcoat matching and application, and will possess the ability to work cleanly and efficiently in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate must be willing to perform other 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:

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]

Job Posted:

Yard Specialist: Full Time, Seasonal

Job Description: Vessel commissioning to include shrink wrap removal and disposal, bottom sanding and scraping, application of anti-fouling paint systems, topsides polishing and waxing, general boat cleaning and detailing, etc. Assist yard crew with maintaining the property and in moving, launching, and hauling boats. Assist other departments with commissioning projects as required.

Qualifications: Must be capable of engaging in heavy physical labor for extended periods of time including routinely lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds. Prior related boat yard experience is preferred but not necessary. Handy Boat located in Falmouth, Maine offers benefits, competitive wages, and training.

Please e-mail your resume to [email protected]

Job Posted:

Rigging Technician: Full Time, Year-Round

Job Description: Assess, repair, replace, install, and maintain spars, rigging hardware, standing rigging, running rigging, lifelines, deck hardware, and furling systems. De-rig and un-step masts for servicing and storage. Step, tune, and rig masts for cruising or racing applications. Bend and un-bend sails. Perform basic DC electrical trouble-shooting and repairs. Interact directly with customers. Utilize other marine related skills to assist other departments outside of peak rigging times.

Qualifications: Applicant must be a positive, self-motivated team player with good communication skills, able to accomplish tasks with attention to detail in a fast-paced, changing work environment. General boat yard work experience is required with rigging specific experience preferred. Training is available for the right candidate.

Handy Boat located in Falmouth, Maine offers benefits, competitive wages, and training.

Please e-mail your resume to [email protected]

Job Posted:

East Coast Yacht Sales is looking to hire a knowledgeable, experienced Service Tech to work on our New Boat Lines: MJM, Axopar, Sirena, J/Boats. This person should have extensive experience working in the marine industry and servicing boats. Full time position, benefits, vacation included. Compensation dependent upon pervious experience.

Submit resume and cover letter 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