Shipfitter's Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
• Lays out and fabricates metal structures, such as plates, bulkheads and frames; then, braces them in position within hull of ship for riveting or welding
• Lays out position of parts on metal, working from blueprints or templates and using scribe and hand tools
• Locates and marks reference lines, such as center and frame lines
• Positions parts in hull of ship, assisted by a Rigger
• Aligns parts in relation to each other, using jacks, turnbuckles, clips, wedges and mauls
• Marks location of holes to be drilled and installs temporary fasteners to hold part in place for welding and riveting
• Installs packing, gaskets, liners and structural accessories and members, such as doors, hatches, brackets and clips
• Prepare molds and templates for fabrication of nonstandard parts
• Tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to production welding
• Roll, bend, flange, cut and shape plates beams and other heavy metal parts
• Utilize shop machinery, such as plate rolls, presses, bending brakes and joggle machines
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Must pass a pre-employment screen
• Reliable transportation to and from work
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Category: Marine Painter
NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.
Marine Painters are skilled in the craft of covering various vessel surfaces, both interior and exterior, with protective coatings using brushes, spray guns, and rollers. Many kinds of paints/coatings are used as protection of steel, wood, fiberglass, and other surfaces from rust and corrosion, and protection of the underwater portion of vessels against the attachment of marine life. Painters must know the proper surface preparations, the best coating to use for each purpose and the accepted application techniques to obtain the desired results.
A Marine painter's typical duties include:
- Preparing the surface (by sanding, blasting, cleaning, etc.)
- Removing old coatings using chemicals
- Applying primers and finish coats
- Providing quality wood finishing
- Tinting paints
- Spray painting (indoors and outdoors)
- Sign work ( such as cutting stencils, hand lettering, silk screen lettering, etc.)
- Poster work (design and lay out)
- Graining, marbling, and flocking
- Gold and aluminum leaf application
- Estimating the quantity and type of coating needed, and the required amount of labor for each task
Marine Painters must also be familiar with, and trained in, the proper use of respiratory protection equipment such as respirators and other breathing devices.
Typically, Marine Painting careers require a high school diploma.
Typically, the ideal Marine Painting candidate will posses:
- Previous job experience, particularly in a maritime setting
- Basic trade knowledge, such as the use of job related tools and equipment
- A strong work ethic (flexible, reliable, and punctual)