Employment at Newport Shipyard

Updated August 8, 2019 -

Position Title: Dock Staff
Reports To: Marina Manager / Asst Dock Masters

Supports: Marina, Grounds, Maintenance

NEWPORT SHIPYARD NOW HIRING FALL DOCK STAFF - AWESOME OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH WORLD-CLASS YACHTS!

Newport Shipyard is now hiring dock staff for the fall. We are looking for college students and active adults (girls & guys!) to join our team working with some of the premiere yachts, captains and boat crew in the world.

Newport Shipyard is the hub of yachting activity in New England and we have a fun and fast-paced work environment. Our season runs 7-days a week from May through October but we are flexible with academic schedules. Most work is outside at the Shipyard and includes docking boats, line handling, customer interaction, general yard maintenance, event set-up & breakdown, and more. Experience with boats is preferred but not required.

Weeknights and weekends are a must and a valid driver's license is required. If you’re looking for a great way to spend your Fall, please send a cover letter and resume to: Tim Parker, Assistant Dockmaster, at Newport Shipyard  (tim@newportshipyard.com). Don’t delay - we are hiring only 4 additional dock staff for September & October.

Candidates must have the following skills/abilities:

  • Tolerant to working outside in any weather (rain, snow, cold, heat) and in confined spaces onboard boats

  • 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

  • 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: Part-time, seasonal


Added May 21, 2019

Maintenance/ Grounds Keeper

Job Description: This job will focus on maintaining the overall cleanliness of the NSY grounds and assisting with other miscellaneous tasks around the yard.  

Duties include:

  • Ensuring all trash is emptied around yard and within shed

  • Walk yard to ensure space is clean and organized around customers worksite/vessel

  • Daily trash inspections around yard perimeter and along Washington Street

  • Emptying tip dumpsters on daily basis

  • Identifying disorganized or cluttered spaces and taking initiative to clean area

  • Assisting team members in constructing scaffolding

  • Assist in general paint projects around yard

  • Light landscaping- sweeping, blowing areas, snow blowing

  • Loading trucks

  • Pressure washing

  • Install basic duct work for paint ventilation

  • Comfortable working in inclement weather

  • Comfortable working at heights and familiar using fall protection

  • Complying with all NSY safety policies

  • Overhead lifting up to 50lbs

Desired skill set:

  • 3-5 yrs similar work experience

  • Forklift experience

  • Basic knowledge of electrical and plumbing systems

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently

  • Positive attitude and can take direction

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and around large equipment

Direct Report: Facilities/Safety Manager

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


Added 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.