Profession boat rigger

Boat riggers use hand and power tools to install motors, gauges, controls and accessories such as batteries, lights, fuel tanks and ignition switches. They also perform pre-delivery inspections.

Would you like to know what kind of career and professions suit you best? Take our free Holland code career test and find out.

Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Engine components

    Know the different engine components, and their operation and maintenance. Understand when repairs and replacement should be undertaken.

  • Mechanics of vessels

    The mechanics involved in boats and ships. Understand the technicalities and participate in discussions over related topics in order to solve problems related to the mechanics.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

Skills

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Recognise signs of corrosion

    Recognise the symptoms of metal showing oxidation reactions with the environment resulting in rusting, copper pitting, stress cracking, and others, and estimate the rate of corrosion.

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Use power tools

    Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Ensure vessel compliance with regulations

    Inspect vessels, vessel components, and equipment; ensure compliance with standards and specifications.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform maintenance on installed equipment bolt engine parts write records for repairs operation of different engines lead inspections inspect vessel write inspection reports install vessel's safety equipment operate lifting equipment install pneumatic systems install plumbing systems install transport equipment lighting quality assurance procedures install transport equipment engines electromechanics install transport vehicle interior components conduct routine machinery checks heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration parts install hydraulic systems repair sailing equipment fluid mechanics electricity electronics install electrical and electronic equipment