Hodgdon Yachts – 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, and 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: [email protected].