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
Aluminum boat assembler
Aluminum boat leak tester
Boat assembly inspector
Boat assembly laminator
Boat assembly repairer
Boat motor installer
Canoe building inspector
Canvas canoe waterproofer
Composite technician – boat assembly
Fibreglass boat assembler
Fibreglass boat assembly repairer
Fibreglass boat inspector and finisher
Loft rigger – boat assembly
Motorboat assembly inspector
Outboard motor installer
Outboard motor installer-fitter
Plywood boat veneer layer
Rivet tester – boat assembly
Wooden boat assembly inspector
Wooden boat inspector
Wooden hull caulker – boat assembly
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
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.
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.
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.
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)