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!

Coming THIS SEPTEMBER, 2019!  Join Us For CT Boating Career Days!  Open to All Students & Schools!

Join Boating industry experts from the service department to the executive office for two full mornings of career sessions focused on Recreational Boating Center Careers:  Marine Technology Jobs, Vessel Operations at Work, How to Get Hired in the Boating Industry.  Manufacturers, dealers and marinas will host interactive sessions and Q & A’s allowing students the chance to learn what exciting careers are available in this industry.  All Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the show adn meet hundreds of marine industry businesses! Connecticut is a top location for marine jobs and we want your students to be a part!

This exciting multi-session event will take place on Thursday and Friday – September 19th & 20th at the Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show – Norwalk Cove Marina, Norwalk, CT.  9:00 – 11:30 am each day!  For More information for your school and students or to book your reservation, please contact us 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.
  • Carefree Boat Club – Clinton, CT – Boat Club Manager – Carefree Boat Club has become the premier boat club operator in the US and Canada and we are continuing to grow. Everything we do is based on operating at the highest standards in the industry. Our membership ratios are strictly maintained (ten members for every one boat), as are the quality and upkeep of our boats. Our goal is to provide our members with the highest quality boating experience, to provide a safe and easy intro into boating for new boaters and to offer the best variety of boats and ports possible. Our ultimate goal is to make boating fun, easy and affordable Position Summary: The Boat Club Manager is responsible for optimizing the member’s experience by handling their needs, providing exceptional customer service. As a Site Manager you are entrusted with educating our members on their options and serving them with the highest level of respect, professionalism and friendliness. You will be expected to become an expert on our fleet and enhance the members’ experience by providing expert recommendations. We strive to meet our members’ needs and exceed their expectations on every opportunity. Boating without owning, that’s what we are all about! Responsibilities-Handle all telephone, walk-in, and email inquiries in a friendly and helpful manner – Assist with online ad and marketing campaigns-Provide excellent service in all member contact situations-Maintain cleanliness and order in the office area-Direct cleaning and maintenance staff/contractors to ensure the boats are kept in ship-shape condition-Handle customer issues or complaints with professionalism and confidence-Organize schedule for dock staff so they can greet customers professionally and prepare the boat for their trip (and their return of the boat)-Advise on usage of boats to the member according to his/her needs-Advise as an expert on all vehicles in the FOA fleet, all protection items, and all extras-Create the optimal member experience by maximizing on sales and referral opportunities for every member-Other job duties as assigned to meet the business needs-Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred-Minimum 1 year customer service or sales experience-Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills required-Ability to follow defined service and sales processes-Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills-Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task-Must be able to work a weekends and be available for a flexible work schedule-Must have the ability to manage stressful or unusual situations in order to maintain good customer service-Must have basic computer navigation skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications as well as iPad and mobile devices-Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record-Must be at least 22 years old-Must be able to work 40 hours per week-Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future-Ability to communicate in other languages (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hebrew, German, etc.) is a plus. Benefits: We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by a retirement plan match after one year and future growth opportunities within the company. Compensation: Dependent on experience We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V-The information listed above is intended to describe the general nature and level of this position. Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require-Job Type: Full-time Experience: Clean Driving Record: 5 years (Preferred) Basic Computer Skills and Microsoft Office: 2 years (Preferred) High school or equivalent (Preferred) Location: Clinton, CT (Preferred)  Come join our team! Apply now! Contact Ace@carefreeboats.com

    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. Counter/Store Front Clerk (Full Time/Part Time) This position requires an individual who is professional, positive, able to work independently, prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment. Primary responsibilities include providing customer service to clients and guests, answering phones, receiving inventory, job costing, inventory control, accurate paperwork processing, and over the counter retail sales. Qualifications include: Effective communication skills – Knowledge of & experience using Microsoft Office – Knowledge of & experience using QuickBooks – Experience with Scribble Software is a plus – Parts counter/sales experience – Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. – High school diploma required.  – Marina industry experience preferred, but willing to train the right person. – Full time availability preferred. To apply, please send resume to: jhyde@chesterpointmarina.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, Boat Sales. Contact info@ctmarinetrades.org for more information. 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.
  • S&S Marine, LLC Marine Technicians, Fiberglass/Paint/Gelcoat Technicians, Internship Opportunities, Clerical/Office Work Contact betty-ann@ssmarinect.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

The Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun 2020

January 16-19, 2020
2020 Vision of Boating Fun Under the Sun
Mohegan Sun Expo Center Uncasville, CT

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