The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is organizing a career fair at the Seattle Boat Show featuring 30+ local marine-related businesses with 400 full-time positions plus many seasonal ones. Attendees at the Career Fair will be given free admittance to the Boat Show for further networking opportunities.
The recreational marine industry is experiencing great growth. Other affiliated businesses – local boat builders, yacht outfitters, boat yards and more – are experiencing similar growth, creating many job opportunities. The immediate openings are for all facets of business such as sales, customer service, administration, some seasonal, but most of the need and open positions are for skilled marine technicians, experienced mechanics and skilled laborers (fiberglass work and repair, welding, glazing, rigging, painting).
More than 30 local marine-related businesses will be in attendance as well as the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding and Seattle Central College.
Participating companies include:
Fluid Motion (Ranger Tugs and Cutwater): 15 full-time positions including assembler, fiberglass laminators and welders.
Westport Shipyard: 50 full-time positions including welders, fabricators, plumbers, electricians, mechanical installers, laminators.
Emerald Harbor Marine: 5 full-time positions including boat yard work, marine electronics and electrical.
West Marine: 25 positions including sailboat Rigging assistants, product specialists, cashiers and sales associates.
Lake Union Sea Ray: 5 full-time positions including mechanics, detailers and sales.
Seattle Boat Company: 10 full-time and 40 seasonal including dock attendants, sales assistants, detailers, fork lift operators, service/parts assistant and sales.
Pacific Fiberglass: 5 employees including painters, fiberglass and gelcoat techs.
Port of Seattle: anticipates filling more than 200 jobs in 2017 in a variety of positions with all different types of background/experience requirements.
For a complete list of participating companies, visit: