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

FACILITIES ASSISTANT - FULL OR PART TIME (SOUTHPORT AND DAMARISCOTTA)

Department: Facilities - FLSA Status: Non-Exempt - Job Type: Regular - Job Status: Full Time or Part Time

Reports To: Facilities Manager - Positions Supervised: None

Position Summary:

Responsible for assisting the Facilities Manager with the maintenance of all facilities, including structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and heating systems, safety of all facilities and in-house construction and repair. Special emphasis is given to cleanliness and orderly appearance of buildings, vehicles, ramps, floats, and grounds.

 

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Assist with equipment and facilities maintenance

  • Assist with maintenance of production equipment such as air compressors, vacuum pumps, woodworking equipment, etc.

  • Assist with grounds and marina maintenance

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of building maintenance and repair methods

  • Ability to repair tools and equipment

  • Must have valid driver’s license

  • Basic hand tools are required

  • Must wear personal protection equipment as required, including a respirator

  • Must abide by safety policies and procedures

 

Essential Mental Functions:

  • Understanding basic measurements

  • Flexibility to change assignments depending upon organization needs

  • Ability to troubleshoot

 

Equipment Used:

  • Fork lift

  • Pallet jack

  • Hand and power tools

  • Boom lift

  • Scissor lift

  • Other tools and equipment as required

 

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Flexibility to work in the standing, squatting, or kneeling position, as well as reaching overhead with occasional twisting and bending while performing any of the above tasks

  • Stair and ladder climbing is required

  • Minimal lifting required above 75 lbs

Additional Comments:

Work schedule is generally 6:00am-4:30pm four days per week. From time to time, it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends. Day travel to various regional company locations required.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

If you are interested in joining our team, please email: hr@hodgdonyachts.com

MARINE FINISHER/PAINTER (SOUTHPORT AND DAMARISCOTTA)

Department: Finish/Paint - FLSA Status: Non-Exempt - Job Type: Regular - Job Status: Full Time

Reports To: Finish Supervisor - Positions Supervised: None

Position Summary:

Responsible for all surface preparations and coating of the vessel, as well as preparing and finishing interior and exterior furniture.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Responsible for all surface preparations and coating of the vessel, including fairing, sanding, varnishing, painting, spraying and other finishing procedures.

  • 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

  • Involved with supervising a small crew of painters

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 be familiar with brush and spray applications with strong emphasis on spraying skills using Awlgrip on hulls and decks

  • 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

  • Must be team player

  • Must wear personal safety equipment as required

  • Must be able to wear a respirator

  • Must be able to meet the requirements of the schedule, i.e. must be at work as scheduled and must be on time

  • Basic painter’s hand tools are required

 

Essential Mental Functions:

  • Basic mathematic skills

  • Ability to read and understand paint mixing formulas

Equipment Used:

  • Paint brushes

  • Paint sprayer, i.e. electric airless, conventional HVLP

  • Basic painter’s hand tools, i.e. scrapers

 

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Flexibility to work in standing, squatting, or kneeling positions, as well as reaching overhead with twisting and bending while performing any of the above tasks

  • Stair and ladder climbing is required and must have no fear of heights

  • Ability to work in small spaces

  • Ability to work with epoxy and other chemical applications

  • Minimal lifting above 25 lbs.

Additional Comments:

Work schedule is generally 6:00am-4:30pm four days per week. From time to time, it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends. 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

If you are interested in joining our team, please email: hr@hodgdonyachts.com

BOAT BUILDER (DAMARISCOTTA)

Department: Tenders - FLSA Status: Non-Exempt - Job Type: Regular - Job Status: Full Time

Reports To: Boat Building Supervisor - Positions Supervised: None

Position Summary:

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

Equipment Used:

  • Band saws

  • Drill press

  • Table saws

  • Misc. hand tools, drill, router reciprocating saw

 

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional extreme indoor temperature, adverse ventilation conditions (chemicals, dust)

  • Rare extreme heights, extreme outdoor temperatures, adverse ventilation conditions (fumes), use of a respirator/face mask

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Flexibility to work in the standing, squatting, or kneeling position, as well as reaching overhead with occasional twisting and bending while performing any of the above tasks

  • Stair and ladder climbing is required

  • Ability to work in small spaces as required

  • Minimal lifting required above 75lbs.

Additional Comments:

Work schedule is generally 6:00am-4:30pm four days per week. From time to time, it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends. 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

If you are interested in joining our team, please email: hr@hodgdonyachts.com

MARINE SYSTEMS INSTALLER (DAMARISCOTTA)

Department: Tenders - FLSA Status: Non-Exempt - Job Type: Systems and Electrical Design and Installation 

Job Status: Full TimeReports To: Marine Systems Supervisor - Positions Supervised: None

Position Summary:

Responsible for the installation of electrical systems including navigation and computer components and may include custom metal fabrication, light machining and wood working for newly constructed vessels. Works with the Marine Systems Supervisor to ensure work schedules and timelines are up to date and being met.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Responsible for the installation of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, and other systems

  • Ability to operate band saw, table saw, lathe, grinder/sander, drill press and hand tools.

  • May be required to perform tasks including custom metal fabrication, light machining, wiring and woodworking.

  • Ability to work within close tolerances and in small, confined spaces

Minimum Requirements:

  • Marine system experience or equivalent education and experience

  • An understanding of 3-phase AC generation systems, AC switchboard control systems and DC charging and distribution systems

  • Ability to work with hand and power tools

  • Must be able to meet the requirements of the schedule and be a team player

  • Must be able to wear personal protective gear

 

Essential Mental Functions:

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints

  • Ability to perform basic calculations

  • Must be self-motivated, quality conscious and detail oriented

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Must be able to work in the standing, squatting or kneeling positions. Must be able to reach overhead with frequent twisting and bending.

  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and not have a fear of heights or confined spaces.

  • Minimal lifting required above 75 lbs.

Additional Comments:

Work schedule is generally 6:00am-4:30pm four days per week. From time to time, it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends. 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

If you are interested in joining our team, please email: hr@hodgdonyachts.com

MARINE FINISHER/PAINTER (SOUTHPORT AND DAMARISCOTTA)

Department: Finish/Paint - FLSA Status: Non-Exempt - Job Type: Regular - Job Status: Full Time

Reports To: Finish Supervisor - Positions Supervised: None

Position Summary:

Responsible for all surface preparations and coating of the vessel, as well as preparing and finishing interior and exterior furniture.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Responsible for all surface preparations and coating of the vessel, including fairing, sanding, varnishing, painting, spraying and other finishing procedures.

  • 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

  • Involved with supervising a small crew of painters

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 be familiar with brush and spray applications with strong emphasis on spraying skills using Awlgrip on hulls and decks

  • 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

  • Must be team player

  • Must wear personal safety equipment as required

  • Must be able to wear a respirator

  • Must be able to meet the requirements of the schedule, i.e. must be at work as scheduled and must be on time

  • Basic painter’s hand tools are required

 

Essential Mental Functions:

  • Basic mathematic skills

  • Ability to read and understand paint mixing formulas

Equipment Used:

  • Paint brushes

  • Paint sprayer, i.e. electric airless, conventional HVLP

  • Basic painter’s hand tools, i.e. scrapers

 

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Flexibility to work in standing, squatting, or kneeling positions, as well as reaching overhead with twisting and bending while performing any of the above tasks

  • Stair and ladder climbing is required and must have no fear of heights

  • Ability to work in small spaces

  • Ability to work with epoxy and other chemical applications

  • Minimal lifting above 25 lbs.

Additional Comments:

Work schedule is generally 6:00am-4:30pm four days per week. From time to time, it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends. 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

If you are interested in joining our team, please email: hr@hodgdonyachts.com

DOCKMASTER (SOUTHPORT)

Department: Yacht Services - FLSA Status: Non-Exempt - Job Type: Regular - Job Status: Full Time

Reports To: General Manager - Positions Supervised: Dock Hands

Position Summary:

The Dockmaster 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/Activities:

  • 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.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Utilize dock staff in keeping the marina facilities and lower yard neat and clean.

  • Signing off on daily, weekly and monthly check list.

  • Maintaining stock for items sold on fuel dock.

  • Delivery of storage boats to customers docks and moorings as required.

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.

 

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or two years related training

Additional Comments:

The Dockmaster is expected to undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required to ensure a smooth-running marina/boatyard. A flexible working schedule is required as the Dockmaster may be required to work across a seven-day work week with a rotating schedule, including holidays and possibly evening hours. The Dockmaster should anticipate working weekends, during peak times and special events, and be on call in times of emergency or bad weather.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

If you are interested in joining our team, please email: hr@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. 

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!