Employment at Newport Shipyard

Updated February 13, 2019

Position Title: Junior Rigger
Reports To:       Head Rigger & Yard Manager
Supports:         Rigging department and all outside facilities

Newport Shipyard is now hiring junior riggers to join our marine team of marine hoisting enginers. We will be hiring three junior riggers for the 2019 season, starting May 1st through December 1st. Normal working hours are 7:30am-4:00pm M-F with some weekends and OT possible. Newport Shipyard hires experienced members of the marine trade who are reliable, organized and hardworking.

This is an entry-level position. Previous experience is not required but wages will be commensurate with experience. If candidates have experience and knowledge of working on the water and/or on boats, this will be considered a plus.

Candidates must have the following skills/abilities:

  • Capable of lifting 50lbs overhead

  • Tolerant to working outside in any weather (rain, snow, cold, heat)

  • Work in a team environment, while at the same time work independently

  • Attention to detail

  • Complete tasks on time

  • Self-starter when it comes pursuing additional work, likes to stay busy

  • Previous experience on forklifts and working with cranes is desirable but not mandatory

  • Can take direction, this is extremely important due to the nature of the job and safety of self and others

  • Eager to learn

  • Candidate must be personable and willing to converse with customers

Job Type: Seasonal

To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to: Jay Mulrooney, jay@newportshipyard.com.
No phone calls please.

Updated May 30, 2018 -

Position Title:    Marine Electricians & Technicians
Reports To:        Yard Manager
Supports:           Electrical Department

Newport Shipyard is looking for experienced marine electricians and technicians. Newport Shipyard hires experienced members of marine trades who are reliable, organized, and hardworking.

  • Candidates must have at least 5 years experience as a marine electrician.

  • Candidates must be able to troubleshoot onboard electrical systems and provide direction to newer technicians learning the trade.

  • Previous experience in the yachting industry is desirable to but not mandatory.

  • Candidate must be proficient in marine electrical installations, generation systems, general marine electrical practices, switchboard and switching equipment, electrical drawing capable, and troubleshooting.

  • Candidate must be personable and willing to converse with customers.

  • Candidate must be within driving distance of Newport, RI area.

  • Candidate must be fit and able to work in technical spaces onboard vessels.

  • Candidate must be able to read and write English fluently.

  • Candidate must be a team player.

Benefits Include:

  • Medical/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays and Long-Term Disability Benefits

  • Purchase Discounts, Tool Reimbursements

Voluntary Enrollment Options Include:


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to: Steve Figueiredo, steve@newportshipyard.com. No phone calls please.