Have You Considered a Career in Boating?

The recreational marine services industry is one filled with diversity attracting individuals from a wide range of backgrounds;electronics to engineering; painting to carpentry; highly mechanical systems repair to equipment handling. To sustain a highly trained workforce, cultivation of the next generation is critical.

The Connecticut Marine Trades Association is committed to growing the boating business through initiatives in education and training!

Today there are many opportunities for trained and untrained individuals interested in a career in the marine trades industry. They will be found here.

For More Information, Contact CMTA today!

The Following Employers are Currently Looking to fill these positions:

  • A & S Boats, Inc. – South Windsor, CT – Marine Technician and Detailer –  Contact info@ctmarinetrades.org for more information.
  • Affordable Marine – Plainville, CT – Marine Technician  – Yard Worker, Service Writer, Office Work – We are expanding due to the economy and need to fill positions ASAP. Send resume and cover letter explaining why you would be an awesome fit for out business today and in the future. Contact Jim@affordablemarine.com
  • Atlantic Outboard – Westbrook, CT – Marine Technician & Marina Positions.   Contact info@ctmarinetrades.org for more information.
  • Bass Pro Shops – Bridgeport, CT – Boat Service Technician (Full Time) in our TRACKER Marine Boat Center.  Requirement:  Prior Marine Technician Experience.  If you or anyone you know is interested please contact DJ Delaney
  • Bassett Yacht & Boat Sales – Old Saybrook, CT – Sales & Service Positions Contact Diane Bassett for more information.

  • Boaters Buddy Marine Services – Clinton, CT  – Boat Detailer –  Boaters Buddy Marine Services is looking for highly motivated and experienced boat detailers  to join our team beginning mid February 2019. Daily Work Will Include: Boat washing, Compounding, Waxing, Vacuuming, and other related duties and activities. Attention to details is must! Must be able bend, lift, and stoop and move around freely and work in confined spaces. Must be able to lift and move items up to 50 pounds. Must be able to climb ladders and work on scaffolding. Must be be able to work long days and weekends as required. Ability to work in extreme weather conditions. Experience, Education, and Other Requirements. Must have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation. High School education or equivalent GED. Experience will be taken into consideration. One year of boat detailing experience. Must have very good attendance and punctuality. Professional appearance required. Ability to communicate with all types of customers, team members, and vendors. Please contact Chris@boatersbuddy.com.
  • Boat Works of South Windsor, Inc.Fiberglass Technician, Lead Fiberglass Technician/Workshop Foreman, Salesperson – Major Units, Parts & Accessories.  Contact Hire@Ctboatworks.com or CTBoatworks for more information.

  • Cabela’s – East Hartford, CT – Boat Service Technician – Full Time position available in our Tracker Boat Center which includes, Nitro, Mako, Ranger, Tahoe and Tracker Boats. Requirements: Prior Marine Technician experience. Apply today and join our great team! Contact Tom Savage (860) 290-6208.
  • Catalano & Sons, Inc. – Greenwich, CT  – Marine Technician – Boat Yard Help, bottom painting, washing and polishing boats (Full Time Position) contact Phil Catalano for more information phil@catalanoandsons.com
  • Cedar Marina – Bridgeport, CT – Marine Tech, Marine Yard Worker, Welder.  Email Frank.
  • Chester Point Marina Experienced Marine Technician (Full Time) – We are looking for experienced Marine Mechanic and Systems Technicians to join our expanding Service Department. Our Marinas hire experienced members of marine trades who are reliable, organized and hardworking. Candidates must have 3-5 years experience in the industry servicing mechanical and ship’s systems. Certifications are a plus (ABYC, Mercury, Yamaha, Westerbeke, Cummins, Yanmar, etc) Candidates must be proficient in marine engine maintenance both gas and diesel, generator service, outboard service, running gear, and domestic systems on board vessels ranging from 15 ft.-75 ft. Candidate must be personable and willing to converse with customers. Candidate must be fit and able to work in technical spaces on board vessels. Candidate must be a team player. Benefits Include: Medical/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Long Term & Short Term Disability Benefits and Purchase Discounts. Salary: Commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to: Steve Karlson at steve@blpent.com. Yard Crew/Hauling and Launching Activities Candidates must have 1-3 years years experience in the industry. We are willing to train the right candidate with little to no experience. Candidate must be able to handle boats, tie proper nautical knots and listen to instructions. Previous experience operating a travel lift, fork lift, crane, hydraulic trailers is a plus. Candidate should have experience with sanding and painting bottoms, compound and waxing of hulls and superstructures, shrink wrapping, and light mechanical are all a plus. Candidate  must be fit and able to lift 50lbs. Candidate must be personable and willing to converse with customers. Candidate  must be a team player. Benefits Include: Medical/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Long Term & Short Term Disability Benefits and Purchase Discounts. Salary: Commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to: Steve Karlson at steve@blpent.com. 
  • Connecticut Marine One – Clinton, CT – Charter Boat Captain.  For more information please contact chieftainscallops@gmail.com
  • Don’s Dock – Stonington, CT – Experienced Marina Supervisor – Year round leadership with potential to grow. Full time position in a smoke-free environment.  Must have knowledge of how to haul, block and launch boats.  Forklift and Hydraulic Trailer experience a plus.  Shrink wrap, bottom paint and boat detailing experience preferred.  General yard duties a must; must be able to lift 60 pounds regularly. must be able to operate a truck and trailer. Must be a team player. Boating certificate is a plus.  APPLY IN PERSON.  No phone calls please.  Compensation based upon experience.
  • Marine Max, Inc.  Bottom Painters/Detailer – Sales Consultant – Delivery Captain – Boat Transporter – Boat Mechanics and Technicians.  Positions available in Westbrook and Norwalk.  For information contact Maria at 203.831.6311 ext.  15901
  • Mystic River Marina – Mystic, CT – Engine & Systems Mechanic outboard/IO Mechanic, Dockmaster, Boat Sales. Contact info@ctmarinetrades.org for more information. Dockmaster – Seasonal position – April-November Boating experience required. Dockstaff  – (2) openings mid May-mid October. Boating  experience preferred. Yard Staff – (1) position available- valid drivers license. Boating experience preferred.
  • Norwest Marine – Pawcatuck, CT – Marine Technician, Full Time Year Round.  Preferably certifications and /or experience in the following engines and drives:  MerCruiser, Volvo Penta, Yamaha, Evinrude.  Yard Worker – Full Time Year Round.  Experience preferred – bottom painting, shrink wrap and general yard maintenance, fuel dock, boat cleaning.  All positions offer competitive pay and benefits.  For information or to apply, please Contact Jim.  or stop by in-person with resume.
  • Pine Island Marina  – Experienced Marine Technician (Full Time)- We are looking for experienced Marine Mechanic and Systems Technicians to join our expanding Service Department. Our Marinas hire experienced members of marine trades who are reliable, organized and hardworking. Candidates must have 3-5 years experience in the industry servicing mechanical and ship’s systems. Certifications are a plus (ABYC, Mercury, Yamaha, Westerbeke, Cummins, Yanmar, etc) Candidates must be proficient in marine engine maintenance both gas and diesel, generator service, outboard service, running gear, and domestic systems on board vessels ranging from 15 ft.-75 ft. Candidate must be personable and willing to converse with customers. Candidate must be fit and able to work in technical spaces on board vessels. Candidate must be a team player. Benefits Include: Medical/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Long Term & Short Term Disability Benefits and Purchase Discounts. Salary: Commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to: Steve Karlson at steve@blpent.com. Yard Crew/Hauling and Launching Activities Candidates must have 1-3 years years experience in the industry. We are willing to train the right candidate with little to no experience. Candidate must be able to handle boats, tie proper nautical knots and listen to instructions. Previous experience operating a travel lift, fork lift, crane, hydraulic trailers is a plus. Candidate should have experience with sanding and painting bottoms, compound and waxing of hulls and superstructures, shrink wrapping, and light mechanical are all a plus. Candidate  must be fit and able to lift 50lbs. Candidate must be personable and willing to converse with customers. Candidate  must be a team player. Benefits Include: Medical/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Long Term & Short Term Disability Benefits and Purchase Discounts. Salary: Commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to: Steve Karlson at steve@blpent.com. 
  • Port Milford Marina – Milford, CT – Marine Technician experienced. Year round. Competitive pay based upon experience. Contact Keith for more information.
  • Riverside Basin Marina – Clinton, CT Experienced Marine Yard Worker Full Time/Part Time.  Travel Lift and Forklift experience is required.  the ability to operate and maintain a variety of yard equipment is a plus.  All yard staff are responsible for but not limited to hauling, launching, blocking and moving boat power and sail boats.  Detailing, bottom painting and shrink wrap.  Mechanical knowledge is desired in maintaining various equipment.  Dock construction and maintenance experience a plus.  Candidates should be in good overall health and able to lift 50 lbs.  Overtime may be available seasonally.  Email a resume and/or letter of interest Here or fax to 860.664.4432.
  • S&S Marine, LLC Marine Technicians, Fiberglass/Paint/Gelcoat Technicians, Internship Opportunities, Clerical/Office Work Contact betty-ann@ssmarinect.com for more information.
  • Saybrook Point Marina Assistant Manager – Assisting in overall operations of the Marina, including training and supervising staff, maintaining fuel levels, monitoring and dispensing fuel, transient slip reservations and placement, payment collection, safety training, customer correspondence, facilitating slip sales and other duties. Can be year-round with other employment position in the Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa property, or seasonal. Contact Kate@saybrook.com for more information.
  • TowBoat US Old Saybrook, CT  – Commercial Assistance Tow Boat Captain (Full Time)  seeking an energetic, reliable TowBoat Captain for full and part time shifts. Applicant must be able to work unsupervised performing marine assistance operations. Applicant must be able to make quick decisions, calmly under pressure. The position requires nights, weekends and holidays. Crew is required to be enrolled in our random drug testing program. Applicant must have a passion for working on the water and helping others. Commercial marine experience and SCUBA certification is a plus.Requirements: USCG Masters License with Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement, TWIC, Current Drivers License, Reliable Transportation and Proficiency in small boat operations. Excellent wages and opportunities.Email credentials and resume to: towboatusclis@aol.com or call 860-227-1612 for inquires.
  • Mechanics are always in high demand – if you are interested, please contact the CMTA Office

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