Job duties include but not limited to:
Apply insulation and covering to piping/machinery for water systems, AC, refrigeration, and steam machinery, bulkheads and overheads.
Responsible for handling and applying rubber, fiberglass hullboard, pipe sections made of fiberglass or calcium silicate, fiberglass tape/cloth, adhesives and Tempmatt.
Ability to read and understand blueprints
Be sufficient in the application of lagging cloth, the use of band saw, stud guns and any other necessary power equipment
Must be able to survey and design the appropriate insulation systems for any given application
Experience in a shipyard is required.
At least 3-5 years of experience in Marine Insulation
Skilled with hand-tools such as knives, wire cutters, saws, and tape measures
High school diploma or GED equivalent
Be reliable and punctual
Must have reliable transportation
Must be able to get to work in inclement weather, early morning starts, work nights, weekends and holidays as needed
Category: Skilled and Entry Level Shipyard Labor
NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.
The path to a shipyard career often begins with a position as a Firewatch, Trade Helper or Apprentice. Apprentice programs are rigorous and workers are often more successful if they begin in an entry-level position forst to obtain some key critical skills and knowledge such as:
- Learning the words and terms used in shipyards that aren't used in oher workplaces
- Learning about basic tools and their proper use
- Learning about the variety of trades jobs available so the worker can choose a position best suited to their interests
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Job Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Candidates must have 6-8 years of experience in their trade for first class tradesmen positions.
Entry-level jobs require a minimum of 6-12 months experience working in a shipyard environment.