Job Postings

Industrial Sewer/Seamstress – A1Canvass & Upholstering, Harrison Twp. MI   

31300 N. River Rd., Building #3, Harrison Twp., MI 48045

$18-$27, dependent on experience

Part-time/Full-Time

How to apply: Call or email Dawn : 586.468.4440 or a1canvastops@yahoo.com

**Willing to Train in this field if applicant has prior industrial sewing experience

  • Qualifications:
    • Past sewing experience in a specialty shop, with prior boat canvas experience a plus, but willing to train the right person with sewing experience. Experience with sewing on heavy materials such as Sunbrella needed. Looking for someone with high standards in their work.
  • Description:
    • Boat Canvas & Upholstery company looking for an industrial seamstress or sewer. We specialize in Canvas Enclosures, Covers, Upholstery and flooring. Job involves patterning and cutting.

Sewer Technician – A1Canvass & Upholstering, Harrison Twp. MI  

31300 N. River Rd., Building #3, Harrison Twp., MI 48045

Up to $25/hr dependent on experience

Part-time/Full-Time

How to apply: Submit Resume to a1canvastops@yahoo.com or Call 586.468.4440 ask for Dawn

** Willing to train someone in the industry with some industrial sewing experience.

https://www.yachttrim.com/

  • Qualifications:
    • Industrial Sewing Experience. Preferably in Marine Canvas Industry, willing to train right applicant who knows their way around a Industrial sewing machine.
  • Description:
    • Boat canvas and Upholstering Company looking for an industrial sewer. We specialize in Boat Canvas Enclosures and Upholstery. Job intitles cutting, patterning , and sewing. Applicant should be someone that wants to learn all aspects of the trade and looking for a career to grow and develop you as an individual.

Marine Technician – Advantage Marine, Inc., Holland MI

483 Douglas Ave., Holland Mi

Full-time

How to apply: email resume to dave@advantagemarinerepair.com

https://advantagemarinerepair.com/

  • Qualifications:
    • 2 years of marine experience
  • Description:
    • Marine Technician
    • Visit our website. We will train also.

 

Salesperson – Aqua Sports Marine, Fenton MI

3235 West Thompson Rd. Sta-6, Fenton, MI 48430

How to apply: Contact Jeff Nichols 810-845-1180 or jeff@aquasportsmarine.com

  • Seeking salesperson who has strong communication skills, willing to be a team player and looking to join a growing team. Joining our team, you will be joining a work family, and we also treat our customers like family. On-the-job training and product knowledge.

 

Service Technician – Aqua Sports Marine, Fenton MI

3235 West Thompson Rd. Sta-6, Fenton, MI 48430

How to apply: Contact Jeff Nichols 810-845-1180 or jeff@aquasportsmarine.com

  • Looking for service technician to join our team! Someone with experience who is a leader, team player, can talk to customers, wants to grow with us and be part of a work family. Job entails servicing new and used boats, mobile calls, customer communication and more.

 

Marine Technician – Boat City Marine, Portage MI  

8725 Portage Rd, Portage, MI

How to apply: email resume to info@boatcitymarine.com

www.boatcitymarine.com

  • Qualifications:
    • Technical degree with experience in boats and boat motors
    • Positive attitude and strong work ethic.
    • You must have a valid driver’s license and your own tools
    • Be able to get in and out of boats.
  • Description:
    • Sterndrive Repair
    • Outboard Repair
    • Inboard Repair
    • Marine Electronics
    • Engine Diagnostics
    • Rigging
    • Winterization/Summarization of boats
    • Pontoon Refurbishing
    • Trailer Repair

 

Sailboat Rigger & Boat Maintenance – Eldean Shipyard, Macatawa MI

2223 South Shore Dr., Macatawa, MI 49434

Full-time/Part-time/Seasonal

$18-25/hr

How to apply: email application to wade@eldean.com

Click Here to view full application for submission

  • Description:
    • An experienced sailboat rigger is needed to assist with rigging sailboats, raising and lowering masts, splicing lines, other boat work, and launching/hauling out boats.
    • Attractive benefit program including 401k, vacation, holiday pay, and more at our family run marina.

 

Harbor Attendant – Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe MI

788 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe, MI

Seasonal, starting $11/hr

How to apply: Go to gpyc.org, application is under the Careers Tab

  • Description:
  • Concierge service, fuel Dock, marine radio, docking vessels, cleaning the docks and marina

 

Boat Mover with CDL Class A  – Irish Boat Shop, Harbor Springs, MI

400 Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI  49740

How to apply: Contact Laura Kohler at lkkohler@IrishBoatShop.com

We have a unique local CDL position, and you would be home every evening. This is more than a driving position and can be very physically challenging. Our business provides variety in the workday, opportunities to learn new skills, and working with great co-workers. If you want to use your CDL in a career field that is purely Northern Michigan, apply and learn to be a boat mover.

 

Executive Assistant for Service (Service Writer)  – Irish Boat Shop, Harbor Springs, MI

400 Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI  49740

How to apply: Contact Laura Kohler at lkkohler@IrishBoatShop.com

Qualifications/Description:

  • Attitude – Helpful, Willing, Team-focused, Engaging, Takes Ownership, Positive
  • Customer Service – Greet, Serve, Follow-up, Communicate
  • Communication – Email, Phone, Text, In-Person
  • Service – Learn our business, Answer Questions, Support Service Office and Service Manager, Protect the Schedule
  • Organize – Keep accurate records, Be able to handle interruptions and resume tasks, Keep track of day-to-day and future needs, Keep track of multiple people
  • Computer Systems – Make use of all systems to keep organized and allow for ease of communication, Typing, Be able to make use of systems to aid in accuracy and efficiency

 

Marine Mechanic/Technician – Irish Boat Shop, Harbor Springs, MI

400 Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI  49740

How to apply: Contact Laura Kohler at lkkohler@IrishBoatShop.com

Are you a willing team player and have an appreciation for hard work each day? Do you value high-quality craftsmanship? Do you have five or more years of experience as a marine technician?

We are a full-service marina and boatyard, family-owned, and with employees who stick around for more than ten years. Reach out if you’d like to join the crew at Irish Boat Shop!

 

Sales Coordinator – Irish Boat Shop, Harbor Springs, MI

400 Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI  49740

Full-time, $18/hr

How to apply: Call or email Becky : at (231) 526-6225 or blpaauwe@irishboatshop.com

Qualifications:

  • Dependability ~ Reliability ~ Customer Service ~ Experience in Accounting (not required, but preferred) ~ Proactive ~ Self-sufficient ~ Attention to Detail ~ Competent in Marketing ~ Computer Friendly ~ Excellent Communication Skills

Description:

  • A sales coordinator uses his or her sales experience and leadership skills to motivate sales staff, handle administrative duties, and promote customer satisfaction. The sales coordinator will support sales representatives and coordinate sales-related activities but is not responsible for selling products. He or she would be in charge of monitoring price accuracy for the business. Some of your responsibilities are to review inventory invoices, ensure the product is received and sold at the correct cost, and utilize point-of-sale systems.

Brand Ambassador/Sales Associate – Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, OH

Full-Time, 50,000-250,000

How to Apply: please email sales@jbys.com

Description:

  • We are seeking a passionate and experienced Yacht Broker to join our team at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, based in our Marblehead Ohio location. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to championing a dedicated line that is suited for surrounding market, while demonstrating exceptional sales skills and industry expertise. This position offers a competitive commission structure and the opportunity to thrive in a dynamic and rewarding environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Representing a premium brand, offering vessels 21-36 feet, Dual console, center console and walk arounds.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, understanding their requirements and guiding them through the purchasing process.
  • Actively prospect and generate leads through various channels, including networking events, referrals, online platforms and boats shows.
  • Conduct thorough market research to stay updated on industry trends, pricing strategies, and competitor activities.
  • Coordinate vessel viewings, sea trials, and inspections, ensuring a seamless experience for clients.
  • Negotiate sales contracts and agreements, leveraging strong communication and persuasion skills to achieve favorable outcomes.
  • Collaborate effectively with internal teams, including sales support, marketing, and finance, to streamline processes and enhance customer satisfaction and service.
  • Provide exceptional post-sale support to clients, addressing any concerns or issues in a timely and professional manner.
  • Maintain accurate records of sales activities, and client interactions using CRM software.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish trust with clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong negotiation skills, backed by a keen understanding of market dynamics and pricing strategies.
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented, with a drive to exceed sales targets and deliver exceptional service.
  • Knowledge of yachting industry regulations, standards, and best practices.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, capable of managing multiple priorities effectively.
  • Proficiency in CRM software and other relevant sales tools.
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel for client meetings, boat shows, and other events as required.
  • Education and Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Boat sales
  • Ability to drive, launch and trailer a boat.
  • Basic computer skills are preferred.
  • A proven record of successful sales and providing an exceptional customer experience.

Other Information:

  • Benefits:
    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Professional development assistance
    • Vision insurance
    • Compensation package:
      • Commission pay
  • Schedule:
    • 8 hour shift
    • Monday to Friday
    • Weekends as needed
  • Do you have at least 3 years’ experience in boat sales?
  • Ability to Relocate:
    • Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440: Relocate before starting work (Required)
  • Work Location: In person

 

Service Technician – Lakeshore Marine Group, Muskegon MI

1920 Lakeshore Dr., Muskegon, MI 49441

Full-time/part-time/Internship

$18-30, depending on experience and certifications

How to apply: Please email Jamie Souders at jsouders@lakeshoremarinegroup.com

  • Qualifications:
    • Good work ethic
    • willingness to learn and work with others
    • self starter
  • Description:
    • Basic mechanical and electrical work on inboard and outboard motors as well as marine systems.
    • We will train and send applicant to schooling in the area they wish to create a future in. Mechanic, gel-coat/fiberglass, Electronics, HVAC, etc.

Powersports Technician – Leaders RPM, Kalamazoo MI

8500 West Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Full-time, up to $60/hr

How to apply: Send resumes to Amy Darling at adarling@leadersrpm.com

  • Qualifications:
    • The IDEAL CANDIDATE will have previous dealership service technician experience that includes on-road motorcycle diagnostic and repair procedures, as well as experience with other powersports products such as personal watercraft, jet boats and snowmobiles.
    • Potential candidates must be willing to obtain a State of Michigan motorcycle mechanic certificate within the first 6 months of employment; those already holding current State of Michigan motorcycle mechanic certification and a valid driver’s license with motorcycle operator endorsement are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Description:
    • Leaders RPM is a third-generation family-owned dealership that has delivered an exceptional level of customer service for marine and powersports enthusiasts since 1982. We are Southwest Michigan’s largest marine and powersports dealership and represent over a dozen brands, including Can-Am, Polaris, Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Slingshot, Spyder, Ryker and Yamaha.
    • We offer a career-destination environment and earning opportunity for the right person.
    • The IDEAL CANDIDATE will have previous dealership service technician experience that includes on-road motorcycle diagnostic and repair procedures, as well as experience with other powersports products such as personal watercraft, jet boats and snowmobiles.
    • Potential candidates must be willing to obtain a State of Michigan motorcycle mechanic certificate within the first 6 months of employment; those already holding current State of Michigan motorcycle mechanic certification and a valid driver’s license with motorcycle operator endorsement are highly encouraged to apply.
    • What you’ll get at Leaders RPM:
      • Combined base wage and productivity commission up to $60 per hour
      • Your own partitioned shop bay in our recently-built 28 bay service center
      • Individual workbenches, computers, wash basins and heat controls
      • Full complement of benefits, including medical, dental and vision as well as life insurance
      • Paid Time Off (PTO) that accumulates from day one (available after 90 days)
      • Employee rates for rental equipment, parts and accessories discounts, etc.
      • Ongoing training, certification and career development opportunities

 

Field Service Tech – On Pointe Contracting LLC., Pinckney MI

152 Knollwood St., Pinckney, MI 48169

Full-time, $20-25/hr

How to apply: Email info@onpointe.pro or call (810)772-0265

  • Qualifications:
    • Mechanically inclined, valid drivers license
  • Description:
    • Responsibilities:
    • Assembly and installation of new and used boat lifts.
    • Maintenance and repairs of boat lifts
    • Troubleshooting and diagnostics of boat lift issues
    • Assembly, installation, and repairs of boat docks
    • Requirements:
    • Mechanical aptitude and hands-on experience
    • Reliable and dependable transportation to and from work
    • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
    • Some heavy lifting
    • Organized with attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Understanding of good customer service practices
    • Some travel Required (expenses paid)
    • Benefits:
    • Competitive salary based on experience, but willing to train the right person.
    • Opportunities for professional development and growth
    • Friendly and supportive work environment

 

Marine Tech & Yard Crew – Pier 1000 Marina, Benton Harbor MI

1000 Riverview Dr., Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Wages are based on your experience and capabilities.

How to Apply: Contact Derek in our Service Department at 269-927-4471 for more information and to schedule an interview today. Email resume to Derek@pier1000.com

  • Qualifications:
    • Prior marine industry experience is preferred but not necessary.
  • Description:
    • Pier 1000 Marina is looking for new crew members to add to our team! We have immediate employment positions open for Marine Service Technicians, Fiberglass Technicians, Buffing/Detailing and Yard Crew.

Multiple Positions Available – Pine Lake Marina, West Bloomfield. MI   

Paid Summer Internship

How to apply: Contact us at pinelakemarina@aol.com. Please include resume/qualifications/attributes/references.

Click here to read full job description

  • Qualifications:
    • responsible, conscientious students with a great attitude to work outdoors this summer
    • Customer service, safety and fun are priorities at the marina
    • Training will be provided
  • Description:
    • Marina positions include: servicing boat dockers at the marina, assisting boaters, covering boats, gardening, scheduling water sports classes, gas service station and maintaining the marina.

 

Marine Technician – Rose Marine Service, Inc., Clay MI

7291 Dyke Rd., Clay, MI

Full-time/Part-time

$17-25

How to Apply: Contact Bill and Kandy Rose, billrosejr@gamil.com & kandyrose6158@gmail.com

  • Qualifications:
    • Certified/Educated in outboard engine repair.
    • 1-3 years experience in the Marine industry.
    • Diagnostic and troubleshooting experience preferred.
  • Description:
    • Marine Technician able to troubleshoot, complete full maintenance, rig repowered boats, electronics install, winterizing shrink-wrap bottom washing.
    • We specialize and sell Lund, Basscat/Yar-craft, Lowe, Vexus fishing boats, Avalon pontoons, and all engine manufactures. We are a full-service repair shop on Lake St Clair.

Marine Technician – Starboard Choice Marine, Edwardsburg, MI

68502 Dailey Rd., Edwardsburg, MI

Full-time

How to apply: E-mail resume to stbcm@hotmail.com, stop by in-person or call 269-414-4351

  • Qualifications:
    • 2 Year Experience. Manufacturer Training is a plus!
    • Willing to train with partial experience.

 

Deck Trim Assembly – Tiara Yachts, Holland MI

725 E. 40th St., Holland, MI 49423

Full-time, $22/hr

How to apply: Online at https://www.tiarayachts.com/careers

Click here to see full job posting on Tiara Yachts

  • Qualifications:
    • Construction experience a plus
  • Description:
    • The Deck Trim Assembly Associate assembles, finishes, and installs wood trim/upholstery panels to complete the build finish process of the boats once deck set is done. This must be accomplished by following the manufacturing specifications while working in a safe and organized work environment. We are looking for a dependable, personable individual who has the ability to work alone or with a team. Must have an eye for details and quality for carpentry work. Proficient experience with carpenter tools and other woodworking tools is a must.
    • Responsibilities Include:
      • With minimal supervision, assemble boat trim per specifications prescribed on the Tiara Yachts work instructions.
      • Able to work with and understand the building process of assembling product together.
      • Must be able to read and understand units of measure.
      • Communicates the current product, process or material constraints or issues to the team leader.
      • Must be accustomed to physical tasks for long periods of time. This includes, but not limited to, standing, kneeling, lifting up to 40lbs, bending, using your hands and working with various materials.
      • Must have basic computer knowledge and basic math skills.
      • When asked, assists with training team members to develop job knowledge and improve performance.
      • Maintain daily labor tracking records.
      • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor and/or management.

 

General Manager – South Shore Marine LLC, Whitehall MI

6806 South Shore Dr., Whitehall, MI 49461

$13-20

Full-time/Part-time/Seasonal

How to apply: Please email Daniel McCormick at sshoremarinawl@gmail.com

  • Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of using tools, wrenches, pumps, gas dispensers
    • Helpful
    • Ability to get wet for dock and hoist installs
  • Description:
    • Deckhand all around labor

 

Marine Mechanic II – Walloon Central Marine, Walloon Lake MI

4730 US Highway 131 N., Walloon Lake, MI 49796

Full-Time

$22-34

How to Apply: Contact Scot Graden at scot@wallooncentral.com or call 231-535-2166

  • Qualifications:
    • Looking for a experienced candidate with 4-8 years experience.
  • Description:
    • Marine Mechanic II: Walloon Central Marine is a full service marina. Currently an Authorized dealer for Bennington Pontoons, Ilmor Engines, Volvo-Penta, and Yamaha Outboards. We’re looking for a year-round, full-time Marine Technician II, highly experienced marine technician who can diagnose issues and solve problems.
    • Duties:
      • Expertly troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair marine (inboard, I/O, outboard) engines, transmissions and drivetrains, electrical systems and electronics, and common marine mechanical systems.
      • Accurately and efficiently estimate repair projects
      • Perform all work to ABYC standards
      • Inspect boats and create a detailed list of issues, potential issues, and create recommendations for our customers.
      • Recommend and perform routine preventative maintenance, including fall decommissioning and spring commissioning processes
      • Water test boats and personal watercraft.
      • Maintain detailed records to document all work completed
      • Maintain strong knowledge of all marine systems and technology.
      • We offer competitive wages and a matching 401K program.
      • Certifications preferred and desired, but not required.

 

Service Manager – Walstrom Marine, MI

501 E. Bay St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Full-time, $60,000-85,000

How to apply: Apply on Indeed or directly on our website at www.walstrom.com/careers, or email your resume to Cassidy Jenkins, cjenkins@walstrom.com.

Description:

  • Why Join Walstrom Marine? At Walstrom Marine, we have been serving our customers and keeping them on the water for over 75 years. Walstrom specializes in iconic brands including the full line of Sea Ray, Tiara Yachts, Chris Craft, and Pursuit, Lund and Crest boats. Today, we are thrilled to be the fastest growing marine dealer in Northern Michigan with locations in Harbor Springs, Cheboygan, Charlevoix, Traverse City, and Algonac, Michigan. The only way to maintain this level of success is to continue welcoming high-quality individuals to our team and investing in their career growth and development! We are very proactive in offering continuous training and development for our team members. Grow your career with a dealer that values your contributions and offers tremendous career growth opportunities.
  • Main Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Throughout out each day review work orders, verify completion; follow up with Service Advisor
    • Check technicians progress; inspect work for proper workmanship and quality control
    • Lead weekly meetings to update staff, have an open flow of communication
    • Assist with customer communication, such as complaints; maintain strong relationships with customers and 3rd party vendors, ensuring repeat customers
    • Strong working knowledge of all industry standards and practices as well as the Company’s products and services
    • Maintain strong relationship with the sales department ensuring timely delivery of new and used boats and after sale service
    • Be involved in recruiting; discipline issues; employee conflict; employee recognition
    • Assist Director of Service as needed
    • Able to direct staff, manage workflow, train new hires which includes identifying and applying career opportunities
    • Implement procedures that maximize efficiency
    • Comply with all Company policies, procedures and Handbook
    • Other duties as assigned; may require travel to other locations

Qualifications/Experience:

  • This position is on the move checking progress of work being completed; finding new work opportunities; building relationships with employees and customers. From May to October, it is a fast-paced (yet fun!) environment which is why Walstrom is looking to bring in someone with positive energy and a passion for boats to our Team. During the season, weekend hours are required. Prior marina experience and/or managerial experience is preferred.

Additional Information:

  • Benefits include year-round employment, paid holidays, 401K with a 5% company match, vacation time, health, dental, vision insurance, Company paid life insurance and Company paid short-term disability along with multiple voluntary plans. Company branded gear including Helly Hansen, Carhartt, and more. Training pathways and opportunities include Mercury, Yamaha, Seakeeper, Volvo, and more. The Service Manager will receive a monthly bonus based on reaching budget goals with the service team.

 

Marine Technician – Ward Marine, Charlevoix MI

106 E. Antrim St., Charlevoix, MI 49720

Seasonal, $26/hr

How to apply: email resume to wardboats@yahoo.com

www.wardbrothersboats.com

  • Qualifications:
    • Marine Inboard and Outboard Experience Preferred
  • Description:
    • Boat Maintenance $26 hour. Pay based upon experience.

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