Service Overview

CAREERS

PASSIONATE ABOUT BOATS? SO ARE WE.

Maine boatyard jobs are both challenging and rewarding, and with three locations across the Boothbay region, Hodgdon Yacht Services offers a top-notch work environment. We’re part of Hodgdon, a company that has been family owned and operated since 1816 and is dedicated to maintaining a highly skilled workforce that sets the standard. You’ll be joining a talented team and will undoubtedly learn new skills. There will be opportunities to progress, advance, and have a successful career.

At Hodgdon Yacht Services, you’ll spend your days thinking about boats, talking about boats, looking at boats, and fixing boats. All of our facilities are located right on the water, so you’ll even get the added benefit of prime views of Maine’s picturesque coast while you’re at work!

CURRENT OPENINGS

MARINE FINISHER/PAINTER (Southport and Damariscotta): A Marine Finisher is responsible for all surface preparations and coating of the vessel, may include fairing, sanding, painting, spraying and other finishing procedure.  Finishing may involve epoxy, linear polyurethanes and other marine finish products. A Finisher may also assist with preparing estimates, including interacting with Service Managers and/or Customers.

 

Five years experience in the marine finishing industry is preferred but may be substituted for experience in auto body shop finishing. The applicant must be familiar with brush and spray applications, have high quality standards and pay attention to detail. The applicant must have a keen understanding of the safety procedures, have good communication skills and be a team player. 

 

A Marine Finisher must also possess basic mathematic skills, must be able to read and understand paint mixing formulas, have flexibility to work in standing, squatting or kneeling position, work in small confined spaces, as well as reaching overhead with some twisting and bending, while performing the tasks described above. Finisher must not have a fear of heights and must be able to lift a minimum of 25lbs.

 

Hodgdon offers competitive wages, as well as benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401K and more. Our current schedule provides for a three-day weekend by working four ten-hour days, allowing additional time to enjoy family and friends and the many beautiful places in the State of Maine.

 

If you are interested in joining our team please send your letter of interest, resume and references to:

Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, Maine, 04576 or email to dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com.

MARINE MECHANIC:  Hodgdon Yacht Services on Southport is looking for an individual to expand our growing mechanics team. This position includes repair and service on all types of marine engines, both gasoline and diesel, with an emphasis on diesel inboard and generator applications. Stern drive and outboard experience are also a plus.

 

Duties include commissioning/decommissioning, troubleshooting and repair of water systems, engines, refrigeration systems, heating/cooling systems, AC and DC electrical systems and heads. Provide estimates for system upgrades and repairs typical to marine systems. Ability to research in catalogs, on-line, through dealer portals, service/parts manuals and computer sources is preferred.

 

Hodgdon offers a competitive wage, in proportion with experience. All employees working 25 or more hours a week are eligible for our generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, paid time off and holidays. Our current work schedule is four ten-hour days, allowing for three-day weekends.

 

If you enjoy working on the Coast of Maine and are interested in joining our team, please send your resume and references to Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, Hodgdon Yacht Services, P.O. Box 179, Southport,  ME 04576 or email to dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com.

COMPOSITE TECHNICIAN: Hodgdon Yachts is searching for an experienced composite technician with boat construction knowledge and experience to join our team at our Damariscotta location building world class Tenders.

Technicians are responsible for building composite components using appropriate layup techniques and have working knowledge of infusion techniques. 

Duties include, material lay-up and installation, core fitting and placement, basic placement knowledge of vacuum and feed lines. Trimming and fitting completed composite components, grinding and sanding. Must be able to work with all shop tools, equipment and chemicals associated with composite construction. May be required to travel both domestically and internationally to perform Tender service and maintenance. Experience includes working with boat building, composites as well as basic math, carpentry and staging skills.

Hodgdon Yachts offers a four-day work week, competitive wages and benefits including medical, dental, 401K and more.  If you are interested in joining our team, please send resume to:  Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, ME 04578 or email to dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com.

PROJECT MANAGER: Responsible for Project Management of tender construction with a commitment to delivering projects on time and within budget ensuring the work performed meets the customer’s expectations as well as Hodgdon standards. The Project Manager, within the constraints of the contract, will establish the production timeline and will coordinate necessary labor, materials, tools and equipment with the Production Manager and the Manager of Design and Engineering.

 

Requirements: ​

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years’ experience (or a combination of education and experience) with a concentration in Operations Management preferable in yacht manufacturing or the construction environment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to forge strong relationships with customers, management and employees

  • Exceptional project management skills including job scheduling, resource estimation and cost management

  • Strong ability to communicate in writing using appropriate language and good business grammar

  • Strong verbal, communication, and listening skills

  • Strong financial skills including budgeting and cost analysis

  • Ability to read blue prints and interpret or prepare specification sheets

  • Proficient computer skills including Word, Excel, MS Project and database access. AutoCAD and Rhino helpful

  • Must be able to meet the requirements of the schedule which may include overtime and scheduling meetings outside of the Project Managers normal schedule

 

If you are interested in joining our team please send your letter of interest, resume and references to: Diane Hammond, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 179, Southport, Maine, 04576 or email to dhammond@hodgdonyachts.com.

ENJOY WHAT YOU DO AND WHERE YOU DO IT - MAINE BOATYARD JOBS IN THE BOOTHBAY REGION

 

Located just 55 miles from Portland and 160 miles from Boston, the Boothbay region offers an ideal balance between urban accessibility and small town charm.

While the Boothbay area is known as a tourist destination or a summer community, it has so much more to offer. There are restaurants serving Italian, Chinese, and Vietnamese cuisine, tapas, hand-cut steaks, homemade soups and breads, and of course, lobsters and seafood. There’s a farmer’s market, a yoga studio, a craft brewery. There are islands and beaches for picnics, and coves and lighthouses for exploring. There’s a thriving art scene with galleries, concerts, and museums. There are lakes to swim in and ice fish on. There are hundreds of miles of trails with ocean vistas for hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing. There’s a 25 yard indoor pool, indoor tennis courts, indoor track, and state-of–the-art fitness facilities. There’s live theater and there’s a movie theater. There’s shopping. There’s an 18-hole country club and there’s mini golfing. There’s one of the country’s top botanical gardens. Most importantly, the Boothbay region is a safe and welcoming community. There are good schools, amazing recreational opportunities, and friendly people. It’s a place that other people go for vacation…and we’re lucky enough to call home.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE OUR NEXT EMPLOYEE

  • Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive pay

  • Paid holidays

  • Flexible paid time off

  • Health insurance, including HSA compatible plan

  • Company paid life insurance and long term disability

  • 401(K) with company match

  • Voluntary benefits, including: dental, additional STD, LTD, and life insurance

  • Training and opportunities for advancement

 

GROW WITH US, BECOME A PART OF HODGDON. 

Hodgdon consists of five divisions: yachts, custom tenders, interiors, defense composites, and yacht services. As one of the divisions, Hodgdon Yacht Services has a broader mission than just great service at the Southport Boatyard. We’re responsible for promoting the East Boothbay Shipyard for larger refit projects and working with the yacht and custom tenders divisions on service and support programs for Hodgdon built boats.

Being part of a Hodgdon means that we have access to an unrivaled history and deep knowledge of boats and boat owners. We have access to a work force of highly skilled tradesmen and women and innovative engineering team. The opportunity for staff exchange across divisions provides a range of opportunities and keeps our employees engaged and continually learning new skills.

The team that we’re looking to grow is a passionate, authentic, dedicated, and hard working group. We care about innovation, teamwork, respect, flexibility, having a positive attitude, and exceeding expectations. If this sounds like you, check out Hodgdon Yacht Services’ Maine boatyard jobs below!