Shipwrights build and repair small type of water vessels from pleasure craft to naval vessels. They prepare preliminary sketches and create templates. They use hand and power tools to construct smaller boat themselves or supervise a team of shipbuilders. They also construct cradles and slipways for the ship’s construction, transportation, launching and slipping. Depending on the vessels, they might work with different materials such as metal, wood, fibreglass, aluminium etc.
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- Engineering principles
The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.
- Design drawings
Understand design drawings detailing the design of products, tools, and engineering systems.
- 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.
- Engineering processes
The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.
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.
- Fasten components
Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.
- Adjust engineering designs
Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.
- Align components
Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.
- Liaise with engineers
Collaborate with engineers to ensure common understanding and discuss product design, development and improvement.
- Ensure vessel compliance with regulations
Inspect vessels, vessel components, and equipment; ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
- Apply health and safety standards
Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.
- Prepare pieces for joining
Prepare metal or other material workpieces for joining processes by cleaning the workpieces, checking their measurements with the technical plan and marking on the pieces where they'll be joined.
- Use power tools
Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.
- Wear appropriate protective gear
Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.
- 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.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
Optional knowledge and skillslead a team cae software operate handheld riveting equipment cut metal products apply preliminary treatment to workpieces program a cnc controller metal forming technologies industrial paint operate drilling equipment sand wood use painting equipment types of wood cad software set up automotive robot operate precision measuring equipment defense system fibreglass laminating use welding equipment rivet types sanding techniques material mechanics tend riveting machine types of maritime vessels manipulate wood cutting technologies construct moulds physical parts of the vessel operate lifting equipment types of metal use cad software
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