Job duties include but not limited to:
construction of ship parts and frames, structural assembly and repairs, the finishing of ship surfaces, and inspections of finished crafts.
able to interpret marine vessel work orders and plan projects to include developing a bill of materials to complete the project.
working with a variety of materials, such as wood, fiberglass, and aluminum.
study building plans and architectural drawings.
select building materials.
measure and cut materials to the right size and shape.
construct building frames and install cladding on the inside and outside of buildings.
install windows, staircases and doors.
Marine carpentry experienced highly favorable
Carpentry exp required
Organized with an attention to detail
Must have own transportation
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.