Profession marine upholsterer

Marine upholsterers manufacture, assemble and repair interior components for all types of boats. They use power tools, hand tools and shop equipment to prepare and fasten materials and apply finishes. They also inspect incoming materials and prepare the boat interior for new components.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Upholstery tools

    Set of tools used for upholstering furniture, walls and floors such as staple gun, foam cutter, staple remover.

Skills

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • 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.

  • Fasten components

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

  • Test electronic units

    Test electronic units using appropriate equipment. Gather and analyse data. Monitor and evaluate system performance and take action if needed.

  • Use power tools

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

  • Apply preliminary treatment to workpieces

    Apply preparatory treatment, through mechanical or chemical processes, to the workpiece preceding the main operation.

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Align components

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

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

Optional knowledge and skills

inspect quality of products manufacture fabric furnishings repair wiring provide customized upholstery identify customer's needs electrical wiring plans electricity install transport vehicle interior components use manual sewing techniques install floor coverings install plumbing systems perform upholstery repair upholster transport equipment's interior pieces integrate system components install wall coverings mechanics of vessels keep records of work progress accurately estimate work hours sew pieces of fabric install transport equipment lighting install low voltage wiring cut fabrics sew textile-based articles