Fiberglass Laminators & Fabricators

Also called: Boat Builder, Chopper Gun Operator, Fiberglass Laminator, Laminator,



What they do:
Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or other products.
On the job, you would:
  • Release air bubbles and smooth seams, using rollers.
  • Spray chopped fiberglass, resins, and catalysts onto prepared molds or dies using pneumatic spray guns with chopper attachments.
  • Mix catalysts into resins, and saturate cloth and mats with mixtures, using brushes.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • administrative services
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • chemistry

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Initiative
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$35,480
$24,420
$50,710

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What they do:
Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or other products.

On the job, you would:
  • Release air bubbles and smooth seams, using rollers.
  • Spray chopped fiberglass, resins, and catalysts onto prepared molds or dies using pneumatic spray guns with chopper attachments.
  • Mix catalysts into resins, and saturate cloth and mats with mixtures, using brushes.

KNOWLEDGE

Business
  • management
  • administrative services
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • chemistry

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Initiative
  • Independence

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$35,480
$24,420
$50,710

EXPLORE MORE