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Today's boat builders combine centuries-old traditional skills with some of the most cutting-edge technologies of the future. It's an industry that's full of opportunity and you can be a part of it. As a boat builder you can use your skills in fields like math, drafting, electronics, woodworking and chemistry to build a lucrative and rewarding career.

You can also be involved in the exciting field of composite technology. Approximately 90% of Maine boat builders utilize composite technologies in their work today. Not only that, the skills you learn in composite technology are in high demand around the world. Today, composites are being used in the aerospace industry, in designing race cars, for body armor in the military, in surfboards and skateboards and in the building of houses that can withstand hurricane force winds.

To learn more about how you can learn the skills to be part of today's boat building industry, contact one of the organizations below. There's a world of opportunity waiting for you.
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Level 1
Level 1 jobs require little or no previous experience; high school diploma is preferred
  • Dock Hand
  • Deck Hand
  • Yard Crew
  • Assistant Technician
  • Apprentice
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Level 2
Level 2 jobs require some previous experience or training
  • Equipment Operator
  • Composite Technician
  • CNC Machinist
  • Carpenter/Joiner/Shipwright
  • Electronics Technician
  • Facilities Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • Marine Electrician
  • Marine Systems Technician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Mechanic (Gas & Diesel)
  • Welder/Fabricator/Machinist
  • Propeller Specialist
  • Rigger
  • Outboard Technician
  • Marine or Composite Finisher
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Level 3
Level 3 jobs require several years of experience in the field and technical training
  • Lead Technician
  • Foreman/Supervisor/Project Manager
  • Service Writer/Office Manager/Bookkeeper
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Technical Engineer/Systems Designer
  • Yacht Designer
  • Marine Journalist/Writer
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Level 4
Level 4 jobs require experience and an engineering degree
  • Composites Engineer
  • Naval Architect
  • Marine Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
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Level 5
Level 5 jobs require management skills and/or experience; a degree is preferred
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Marine Publisher/Editor
  • General Manager
  • President/Owner
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