Maintenance Manager

Casco Bay Lines, based in Portland, ME, has an immediate opening for a full-time Maintenance Manager to plan and direct the maintenance and repair of vessels, auxiliary equipment and facilities.

Casco Bay Lines is a ferry system that provides year-round passenger, freight, postal and vehicle ferry service to the islands of Casco Bay from Portland, Maine. Our regularly scheduled ferry operates 365 days a year. And our many cruises allow all riders the chance to escape the mainland and experience what residents and visitors have known for hundreds of years – the magic of Casco Bay.

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for supervision and oversight of 2 Maintenance Mechanics (direct reports), coordination of work performed by outside contractors, purchasing, inventory, maintenance records and mechanical planning for 5 vessels and facilities.

Selected Responsibilities

  • Maintain detailed maintenance records consistent with United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements
  • Hands-on involvement in diagnosing, repair and testing of marine mechanical equipment
  • Interaction and compliance with regulatory bodies such as USCG and FTA
  • Source, supervise and ensure quality control of vendor repairs and rebuilds/installations of District marine and terminal mechanical equipment
  • Assists in capital projects and drydock management, including establishing criteria, budget, purchasing and reporting
  • Participate in annual budget process and budget for vessel and terminal expenses.
  • Oversight for vessel fueling schedules
  • Handles communication, as related to vessels and maintenance, within the organization. This may include implementation and management of tracking software to facilitate communication with District staff and outside agencies regarding issue reporting and resolution

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine engineering or related field or equivalent combination of special technical training, education and experience
  • USCG Engineer’s license or equivalent experience preferred
  • Experience as a Port Engineer, Maintenance Manager, or equivalent, with staff oversight or maintenance department management experience
  • Knowledge of the pertinent rules and regulations of the USCG and other regulatory agencies
  • Proficiency in computer software applications useful to performance of the job, such as MS Office Suite, accounting software, maintenance tracking software and purchase order software
  • Technical knowledge of the operation of diesel engines, pumps, generators, hydraulic systems, electronic control systems and other auxiliary equipment aboard vessels as well as shoreside systems such as HVAC, standby generators, general electrical, fire suppression and alarm systems
  • Strong supervisory and training skills
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, dedication and a positive, can do attitude and manner
  • Provides a high level of customer service to internal and external customers. Maintain a positive working relationship with employees, Directors and customers
  • Strives for continuous improvement through streamlining and increasing efficiencies in work processes
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent written and oral communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Subchapter K vessel construction and maintenance

To Apply:

Competitive salary and benefits package offered.  Only those that send cover letter, resume, Self-Identification Form and salary requirements will be reviewed. Please email all documents to Jonathan Greven, Director of Finance and HR – moc.s1571419574enily1571419574abocs1571419574ac@gn1571419574ahtan1571419574oj1571419574.

CBITD Self-Identification Form


Seasonal Jobs

Casco Bay Lines accepts applications, beginning in March, for seasonal (summer) employment. Employment applications may be obtained in the following ways:

Completed applications may be returned in the following ways:


Seasonal/Substitute Deckhands

This position requires an individual who will work aboard the District’s vessels providing passenger, freight, cruise and charter service to the islands of Casco Bay. This position requires a customer service oriented individual who enjoys working with the public and co-workers.

Some of the job duties that could be required of this employee: Line handling; loading and unloading of freight; cleaning; providing for the comfort and safety of passengers; other tasks as assigned

Requirements for employment: Willingness to comply with federally mandated drug testing; over the age of 18; ability to pick up work outside of scheduled shifts; knowledge of the Portland area and Casco Bay


Seasonal/Substitute Ticket and Freight Agents

This position requires an outgoing individual who will work productively under pressure and time constraints in a busy office and/or freight receiving environment.

Some of the job duties that could be required of this employee: Operate computerized ticket and freight system and perform the required cash accounting and proper record keeping; receive, prepare and coordinate freight for shipment to island destinations; operate freight equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks and hand trucks; provide accurate information to the public regarding boat schedules, cruises, rates, policies and procedures; answer phone and email inquiries; cleaning; other tasks as assigned

Requirements for employment: Willingness to comply with federally mandated drug testing; ability to pick up work outside of scheduled shifts; knowledge of the Portland area and Casco Bay


Casco Bay Lines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please see our Policies page for more information.