Boat & Ship Builders & Repairers
Boat and ship builders and repairers construct, install and repair wooden structures and fittings, and shape, position, rivet and seal metal plates and girders to form the metal structures and frameworks for marine craft.
- Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements
- Uses rules, scribes and punches to mark out metal plate with guidelines and reference points and cuts plates using appropriate tools
- Uses machine tools to bend, curve, punch, drill and straighten metal plate as required and positions and aligns metal platework or frame for welding and bolting
- Rivets together metal plates and girders, seals seams, smoothes welds, fixes metal doors, collars, portholes, tank and hatch covers
- Selects and measures appropriate wood and cuts, shapes and drills to specification using saws, planes, chisels and other power or hand tools
- Aligns and fixes prepared wood pieces by screwing, nailing, gluing and dowelling to form decking, small wooden marine craft and their interiors and fittings
- Maintains and repairs woodwork and fittings.
Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is usually via apprenticeship including practical experience and technical training. Apprenticeships in relevant aspects of engineering and construction are available at NVQ/SVQ Level 3.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £27,000 per annum and can progress up to £32,000 per annum.
Is it in growth or decline?
There are currently 1,245 employed Boat & Ship Builders & Repairers in the region.
Destinations of Art & Design Completers July 2018
47% of students went on to other Further Education at York College.
35% of students went on to other Higher Education