Casco Bay Lines ferries transport more than one million passengers, 35,000 vehicles and over 500,000 pieces of freight annually and have maintained continuous, uninterrupted service for the past 40 years. While this impressive operation has been the lifeline to the islands for over 150 years and become a cultural mainstay in the greater Portland area, CBL has earned national and global recognition as an innovative leader in the transit industry through cutting edge initiatives.

Working alongside the industry’s best, the Maintenance Technician will assist the Port Engineer in the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and repair of all equipment and systems. This position offers a schedule of Monday – Friday with the ability to be home nights and weekends.


  • Candidates will need to live locally in the Portland ME area and be able to report into the terminal within a reasonable time frame for emergency repairs, including after hours when needed.
  • Operate systems and equipment in accordance with procedures or as otherwise directed by the Port Engineer.
  • Be familiar with normal and emergency operating procedures for the steering gear, generators, bilge pump, and fire pump.
  • Become familiar with system and equipment emergency operating procedures.
  • Assist with Preventive Maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, approved modifications, and record keeping.
  • Conduct routine inspections.

Benefits of the Job:

  • Hourly compensation of $24.94
  • Benefit plan options for Health, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD and STD
  • Paid Time Off and a Retirement Pension Plan
  • Boot allowance and work uniforms provided
  • Free parking
  • Free ferry tickets for you and your family
  • Convenient location on the waterfront in the Old Port
  • Employee focused environment with emphasis on work/life balance

Requirements Qualifications:

  • MMC rating of QMED-Oiler (min) or Assistant Engineer preferred
  • TWIC card
  • Capable of prolonged, strenuous work onboard vessels
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to operate industrial equipment and their systems safely
  • Ability to operate a personal computer
  • Employment is contingent upon:
    • completion of a successful background check,
    • pre-hire medical exam and drug screen;
    • ability to obtain a valid driver’s license and U.S. Passport

Physical Requirements Include, Among Others:

  • Requires standing, lifting up to 45lbs
  • Requires the ability to wear the personnel protective equipment prescribed by posted signs and written instruction
  • Able to work in various temperatures indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions including heat, cold, rain or dry environments
  • Ability to perform work in various sea conditions, under all environmental conditions, often wet/oily decks


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Casco Bay Lines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, familial status, domestic violence status, or any other status protected by law.