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PASSIONATE ABOUT BOATS?
 
So are we.

Careers at Hodgdon Yachts are both challenging and rewarding. With locations across the Boothbay region and Damariscotta, Hodgdon offers a top-notch work environment. The company 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 in the yachting and superyacht tender industry.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR (SOUTHPORT AND DAMARISCOTTA)

Hodgdon Yachts is a full-service marine company with 2 locations on Maine’s beautiful midcoast (Southport and Damariscotta). We are a family-run business founded in 1816 and are considered to be the oldest continuously operating boatbuilder in the United States. We are currently hiring a full-time HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR who is passionate about building relationships.
 
Reporting to the CFO, the Human Resources Coordinator is a critical role for Hodgdon Yachts. This position leads, develops, and directs all human resources activities including recruiting, retention, employee relations, benefits, onboarding, and compliance. The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of experience, a strong desire to be part of a team, and the ability to interact with employees across all levels of the company.

 

Benefits: Multiple health plan options, health savings account with employer contribution, health reimbursement account, dental, paid holidays, PTO, and 401(k) with employer match. 
 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop effective recruiting practices, especially for hard to fill positions

  • Establish relationships with boat-building and technical colleges and CTE schools

  • Manage and actively participate in employee review process

  • Maintain and update employee files

  • Coordinate new employee orientations, employee relations counseling, and exit interviewing

  • Coordinate annual benefit renewals with benefit providers

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience, or an appropriate combination of education and experience

  • Self-starter that can work as part of a team and independently

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Proficiency with MS Office

To apply, please click here.

BOOTHBAY BOAT RENTAL FLEET MANAGER - FULL TIME, SEASONAL (SOUTHPORT)

The Boothbay Boat Rental Fleet Manager (FM) is responsible for all elements of managing and maintaining our fleet of six rental boats and all associated equipment and gear. The FM will be the primary contact point for current and prospective renters, and as such operates as the face of the company. Although a regular schedule is preferable, flexible hours will be necessary at times of check-out/check-in or other unexpected times.

This is a full-time seasonal role running from May 1st, 2023 through October 15th, 2023

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Guide renter through rental process.

  • Check boats out, check boats in. Inspect for damage pre and post rental. Make sure returning boats are fully fueled upon return and properly cleaned. Follow all company rental procedures.

  • Provide safety equipment and boat use education to renter.

  • Maintain cleanliness of boats.

  • Document and file all aspects of each rental from inquiry through check in.

  • Identify items and corresponding cost of items and tabulate bills using an iPad or similar mobile device.

  • Issue receipts, refunds, credit, or change due to renter accurately.

  • Maintain awareness of safety issues and report them immediately to your manager.

  • Coordinate maintenance of the fleet with the Outboard Service Manager.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have or be able to obtain a Maine Boater Safety Card and successfully pass required criminal background checks.

  • Must have a current driver’s license and a clean driving record.

  • Demonstrable experience in coastal waters navigation and all aspects of seamanship.

  • Small craft boat handling skills and understanding marine weather.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience maintaining a boat rental fleet

  • Diverse experience with motorized boats

  • 1-3 years customer service experience in a marine environment

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

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 Time - Reports 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

BOAT/YACHT DETAIL TECHNICIAN (SOUTHPORT)

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

Reports To: Detail Manager - Positions Supervised: None

Position Summary:

Responsible for: bottom painting, washing, waxing, buffing, interior detailing boats of all sizes exterior and interior. Detailers communicate directly with detail manager, and other service managers, technicians, and office staff. Preferred applicants should be proficient in using Marine cleaning chemicals and special tools for boat cleaning. Applicants must be able to meet/exceed the quality standards set by the company.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Tape, prep sanding with a vacuum sander, some hand sanding and painting boat bottoms both with a roller and/or hand brush.

  • Washing & scrubbing exterior and interior of boats of all sizes.

  • Applying and removing boat wax including the use of an electric buffing machine to boats of all sizes and materials, both exterior and interior.

  • Polishing metals.

  • Cleaning engines, engine compartments & bilges.

  • Detail cleaning of: boat interiors, live well, glass etc.

  • Maintaining equipment: respirator, vacuum sander, buffer & reporting issues to immediate supervisor.

  • Signing out supplies & recording on parts slip.

Requirements:

  • Time management skills

  • Self-motivated

  • Ability to follow instructions

  • Detail oriented

  • Dependable

  • Positive attitude

  • Ability to work overhead, twist, reach, bend, kneel, sit, lay down, & use ladder

  • Ability to work outside in weather above 45 degrees Fahrenheit

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

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