Hodgdon Yachts – Marine Equipment Operator & Yard Laborer – (SOUTHPORT)


POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for all aspects of marine equipment operation and routine maintenance; general boat yard labor including but not limited to, launching, and hauling of boats and docks; provide maintenance support to the Facilities/Maintenance Manager as requested.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES (may include but are not limited to)

  • Operation of equipment to launch and haul power and sail boats of various sizes.
  • Operation of equipment to move, place and store boats of various sizes on blocks and stands indoors and outdoors.
  • Assisting with stepping/un-stepping masts and engine re powers.
  • Operating fork trucks to transport materials, move boats.
  • Towing and moving vessels over land to Hodgdon facilities and other locations as necessary.
  • Performing the basic daily maintenance/service requirements of all Hodgdon equipment.
  • Performing tasks requested by the Facilities/Maintenance Manager at any of the Hodgdon facilities (Includes sweeping, washing, painting, constructing, transportation, dock repair, etc.


  • Heavy equipment operation experience preferred but not required. Training will be provided where necessary.
  • 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 when required.
  • Must wear personal protection equipment.


  • Marine travel lift
  • Negative lift forklift
  • Diesel and LP forklifts
  • Grinders/sanders/polishers and other various power/battery operated hand tools
  • Company vehicles (trucks, vans, etc.)
  • Other equipment as provided and necessary


  • Outdoors most of the time
  • Occasional extreme indoor and outdoor temperatures.
  • Exposure to various elevations.


  • Flexibility to work in the standing, squatting, or kneeling position, as well as reaching overhead with occasional twisting and bending while performing any tasks.
  • Stair and ladder climbing are required.
  • Ability to work in small spaces.
  • Minimal lifting required above 50 lbs.


  • Schedule is Monday-Thursday from 6am to 430pm.
  • Spring, Fall and from time to time it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends. Advance notice of not less than 24 hours will be provided for required overtime shifts or schedule changes.
  • Must work as part of a team.
  • Must be punctual.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email: [email protected].