Marine Craftsman - Boston Harbor City Cruises at Hornblower Cruises and Events, LLC in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Engineering 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

City Experiences is seeking talented, handy Marine Craftsmen for our Boston Harbor City Cruises operation.

About Us: 

City Experiences’ passion is to provide amazing experiences on land and water. Our 40-year success through organic growth and acquisitions has resulted in a portfolio of over 25+ brands that welcome upwards of 30 million guests/riders annually. If you’re an enthusiastic team player who thrives in an environment where communication, creativity, and cooperation are encouraged, this may just be the opportunity for you.

About the Opportunity:

The Marine Craftsman position is a shore based position that offers the qualified employee the opportunity to showcase their craftsmanship skills attention to detail and quality of work to support a comprehensive marine construction and repair and program designed to support and maintain the New England based fleet of over 40 vessels.

This position is primarily based in the Charlestown, Massachusetts maintenance and layover terminal but will also include other locations owned and operated by City Excursions in eastern Massachusetts. 

About You:

The right person will be adaptable, dynamic, and embody City Experiences' RESPECT Service System. 


The Marine Craftsman must work in a safe, methodical, and consistent manner under the direction and guidance of the Director of Esthetics and Welding, performing, or learning to perform the tasks outlined by the Director.

  • Perform preventative maintenance, repairs, and fabrication on passenger vessels and on company owned dockside facilities, docks, piers, and buildings.

Tasks may include

  • Must work in a safe, methodical, and consistent manner under the direction and guidance of the Director of Esthetics and Welding, performing or learning to perform the tasks outlined by the Director.

  • Perform preventative maintenance, repairs, and fabrication on passenger vessels.

  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on company owned dockside facilities, docks, piers, and buildings

  • Vessel and dockside facility plumbing repairs to pipes, valves, tanks, piping, appliances, and pumping systems.

  • Vessel interior and exterior painting preparation and painting, including but not limited to descaling then painting vessel decks, hull interiors and exteriors, topside superstructures, and interior walls, ceilings, and floors.

  • Welding preparation, fabrication of new and repair of structures, welding of various metals in repair or new fabrication.

  • Carpentry and craftsmanship of interior journey, walls, ceilings, decks, and all other building materials found on passenger vessels.

  • Documentation and monitoring of maintenance and repair work through the company web based and structured maintenance and repair program as requested and assisted by the Director.

  • Participate in computer and mobile phone-based monitoring and input of maintenance tasks, work hours, and company training and documentation programs.

  • Work hours and shifts as assigned by the Director.

  • Additional job duties as assigned.


The Marine Craftsman must have training and experience in a field that lends itself to the job of construction, maintenance, and repair of motor vessels. Some of the skills found in commercial building maintenance or residential home building and maintenance may cross over and fit the marine programs. The ideal candidate will have aptitude or experience in one or more of the following trade skills, preferably in the marine industry, and a willingness to learn and participate in the others as needed in the workday.

  • Professional painting and paint surface preparation. Painting of steel, aluminum, wood, and veneers.

  • Skilled carpentry training and experience. Working in wood, fire resistant veneers, flooring, and ceiling materials. Must have good attention to detail and quality workmanship.

  • Welding and metal fabrication training and experience. Welding training should include MIG, TIG, electric ARC and wire feed welders, and fabrication experience preferably in ferrous and non-ferrous metals making repair to existing structures as well as fabrication of new structures.

  • Plumbing and pipe fitting training and experience. This work includes refurbishment or redesign of bathrooms, vessel water pumping, steel piping, exhaust piping and fluid drainage systems,

  • Be able and willing to wear personal safety clothing and equipment such as hard hats, gloves, face masks, life vests, safety harness necessary for safe work practice and company policy guidelines.

  • Be physically fit enough to lift weights of 50lbs. or more safely and at times on moving vessels.

  • Be prepared to work in outdoor New England weather conditions in all seasons for several hours at a time. This is a hands on, non-administrative position, best suited for a person that gains satisfaction from working with their hands, putting their current skills to good use, while still learning new skills as opportunities arise.

The RESPECT Service System embodies City Experiences’ mission, vision, values and operating principles. By creating a company culture that puts RESPECT at its core, we believe it will drive us to achieve our goal of becoming a Global Experiences and Transportation Leader.

City Experiences is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additional, City Experiences participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations.

Pursuant to applicable State and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 



  • Plumbing

  • Professional painting and paint surface preparation

  • Welding and metal fabrication

  • Skilled carpentry training and experience working in wood, veneer, flooring and ceiling material

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