Employment at Newport Shipyard

Updated April 23, 2019

Newport Shipyard Ship Store

Position Title: Retail Sales Associate
Reports To:  Purchasing Manager                              
Supports:  Ship Store                     
Primary Role:  Ship Store & NSY Outfitters

Duties & responsibilities:

Customer Service

  • Maintain a friendly and helpful atmosphere for all customers

  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace

  • Maintain cleanly retail/stockroom space

  • Assist customers with sales processing within work orders or POS

  • Report customer feedback to supervisor

Inventory Management

  • Perform necessary (weekly) cycle counts
    *weekly counts on big ticket retail items (sunglasses, shoes, jackets…etc.)

  • Ensure inventory is properly charged to work orders or POS

  • Ensure every item in the store is priced

  • Report any losses/damaged goods to Purchasing Manager

NSY Outfitters (retail)

  • Assist Purchasing Manager by making part numbers and Purchase Orders

  • Monitor stock levels for retail items

  • Create stock orders for retail items

  • Organize & assemble promotional crew bags

  • Maintain inventory for online retail store

  • Fulfill online retail orders and ship to customer

  • Collaborate with Marketing to promote NSY Outfitters on Social Media

Knowledge & Skills Required:               

  • Good computer & organizational skills

  • Must be detailed oriented

  • Prior retail experience required

  • Ability to work alone and complete assigned tasks

  • Good communication skills

  • Capable of working with vendors and co-workers to effectively solve problems

  • Be flexible to assist fellow co-workers when needed throughout company.

Job Type: Full Time, Seasonal (May through December), Weekend Availability Required

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


Updated April 11, 2019

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

Newport Shipyard is now hiring experienced yard workers to join our team of marine hoisting engineers. We will be hiring two additional team members for the 2019 season, starting April 15 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 required and wages will be commensurate with experience. Candidates must have experience and knowledge of working on the water and/or on boats.

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 driving forklifts and working with marine hoists / cranes is 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: NsyService@newportshipyard.com. No phone calls please.


Updated March 12, 2019 -

Position Title: Marine Mechanic
Reports To: Yard Manager
Supports: Mechanical/Machine Shop

Newport shipyard is seeking a marine mechanic capable of prop work-shaft work , renewing cutlass bearings, rudder assembly repair, sea valves repair.

Candidate should be familiar with marine running gear and mechanical systems on most yachts. Must have own tools.

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:

  • AFLAC, TASC

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to: Rich Franklin, rich@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:

  • AFLAC, TASC

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.