9531 – Boat assemblers and inspectors | Canada NOC |

9531 – Boat assemblers and inspectors

Boat assemblers assemble wooden, fibreglass and metal boats, such as sailboats, motorboats, canoes and cabin cruisers. Boat inspectors check assembled boats to ensure proper product quality. They are employed by boat and marine craft manufacturing companies.


Index of titles

Example titles

Aluminum boat assembler

Aluminum boat leak tester

Boat assembler

Boat assembly inspector

Boat assembly laminator

Boat assembly repairer

Boat inspector

Boat motor installer

Canoe assembler

Canoe building inspector

Canoe canvasser

Canvas canoe waterproofer

Composite technician – boat assembly

Dinghy assembler

Fibreglass boat assembler

Fibreglass boat assembly repairer

Fibreglass boat inspector and finisher

Hull inspector

Hull surveyor

Loft rigger – boat assembly

Motorboat assembler

Motorboat assembly inspector

Outboard motor installer

Outboard motor installer-fitter

Plywood boat veneer layer

Rivet tester – boat assembly

Sailboat assembler

Wooden boat assembly inspector

Wooden boat inspector

Wooden hull caulker – boat assembly

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Boat assemblers

Cut, shape and join timber pieces or assemble pre-cut timber pieces to make a wooden boat using hand and power tools

Assemble prefabricated parts and sections of fibreglass, metal or other material to form complete boat

Caulk decks and hulls using caulking gun

Install trims, rudders, seats, engine mounts and other accessories using hand tools

May repair boats.

Boat inspectors

Inspect assembled boats for defects and conformance to quality standards

Mark defects to be repaired

Make minor adjustments and repairs

Record information on products inspected.

Employment requirements

Some secondary school education may be required.

Completion of college or other courses in boat building may be required.

On-the-job training is provided.

Experience as a helper or labourer in the same company may be required for boat assemblers.

Experience as a boat assembler may be required for boat inspectors.

Additional information

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


Builders of customized wooden boats and wooden shipwrights (in 7271 Carpenters)

Canoe builders (in 5244 Artisans and craftspersons)

Helpers and labourers in boat assembly (in 9619 Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities)

Marine repair technicians (in 7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.)

Supervisors of boat assemblers and inspectors (in 9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly)

Workers who fabricate, assemble and fit steel and other metal components to build ships (in 7235 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters)