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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

MARINE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR & YARD LABORER

LOCATION:

SOUTHPORT 

Responsible for all aspects of marine equipment operation and general boat yard labor including, launching and hauling of power and sail boats and safe and proper use of all equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:

  • Launching and hauling power and sail boats up to 70’ and/or 50 tons.

  • Launching and hauling power and sail boats up to 15 tons using hydraulic lift.

  • Crane operation for stepping/unstopping masts.

  • Fork truck operation.

  • Towing and moving vessels over land using hydraulic trailer.

  • Performing the basic maintenance/service requirements of yard machinery.

  • Supporting the service department during spring commissioning and fall decommissioning.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prior experience working with heavy equipment.

  • Basic understanding of boats, boat terms and their components.

  • Must be able to follow directions and work well within large groups of people.

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

  • Ability to wear a respirator as required.

  • Must wear personal protection equipment.

 

EQUIPMENT USED:

  • 50 ton travel lift

  • 15 ton negative lift bull

  • 10 ton crane

  • Fork trucks

  • Grinders/sanders/polishers

  • Chainsaw

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Occasional extreme indoor and outdoor temperatures.

  • Occasional exposure to extreme heights.

  • Rare exposure to adverse ventilation conditions where use of a respirator will be 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.

  • Ability to work in small spaces.

  • Minimal lifting required above 50 lbs.

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  • Work week is Monday-Thursday from 6:00am- 4:30pm. From time to time, it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends.

  • Must work as part of a team.

  • Must be punctual.

If you're interested in joining our team, please email info@hodgdonyachts.com.

FACILITIES ASSISTANT - FULL OR PART TIME

LOCATION:

SOUTHPORT AND DAMARISCOTTA

Hodgdon Yachts is hiring a full or part time Facilities Assistant, who will work in our Southport and Damariscotta facilities. 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

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 email: info@hodgdonyachts.com

MARINE FINISHER/PAINTER

LOCATION:

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 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 email: info@hodgdonyachts.com

COMPOSITE TECHNICIAN

LOCATION:

DAMARISCOTTA

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 email: info@hodgdonyachts.com

DOCK HAND

LOCATION:

SOUTHPORT

Dock Hand: Hodgdon Yacht Services is searching for seasonal part and full time dock hands to perform a wide variety of dock duties which includes but is not limited to assisting customers moving their boats and gear around the marina and moorings and pumping fuel for customers. 

Duties include: assisting customers with tying up boats upon arrival and helping with departure, giving launch rides to and from the dock to moorings, washing boats, pumping fuel for customers, pumping holding tanks, and keeping the docks clean and orderly. 

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

BOATBUILDER

LOCATION:

DAMARISCOTTA

Hodgdon Yachts is searching for a Boatbuilder at our Tenders Division in Damariscotta, ME who will 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

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 email: info@hodgdonyachts.com

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