Constructs, fits out and repairs ships.
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.
- studies plans and specifications and prepares templates or scale plans for fabrication or cutting of hull sections
- marks reference points and lines on drydocks or slipways
- checks position and functioning of slipway apparatus
- builds bilge and keel block supports, cradles and shoring
- directs the erection, alignment and securing of hull sections
- organises the welding or fixing of hull sections
- erects and prepares launching platforms, conducts pre-launch tests and supervises launching procedures
- installs masts, frames, decking, fittings, machinery, shafts and safety equipment
- determines repair requirements and procedures
- repairs or replaces faulty plating, fittings or accessories
- may make hull moulds and fabricate or repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, kevlar, fibreglass or concrete