Also known as Boat Builder, Boat Carpenter, Chopper Gun Operator, Fiberglass Laminator, Fiberglass Technician, Fiberglasser, Gel-Coater, Lamination Technician, Laminator, Roller
Also known as Boat Builder, Boat Carpenter, Chopper Gun Operator
Fiberglass Fabricators laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or other products.
Fiberglass Fabricators are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Fiberglass Fabricators. More generally, Fiberglass Fabricators are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Fiberglass Fabricator is $36,950, and the average salary is $38,280. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Fiberglass Fabricator salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Fiberglass Fabricators earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Fiberglass Fabricators earn less than $26,090 per year, 25% earn less than $30,530, 75% earn less than $44,890, and 90% earn less than $52,010.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Fiberglass Fabricators is expected to change by -0.5%, and there should be roughly 2,100 open positions for Fiberglass Fabricators every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Fiberglass Fabricator are usually higher in their Realistic and Conventional interests.
Fiberglass Fabricators typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Fiberglass Fabricators typically have strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Fiberglass Fabricator tend to value Support, Relationships, and Achievement.
Most importantly, Fiberglass Fabricators moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Fiberglass Fabricators moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Fiberglass Fabricators somewhat value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Fiberglass Fabricators must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, dependability, and cooperation.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Fiberglass Fabricators, ranked by importance:
Working as a Fiberglass Fabricator usually requires a high school diploma.
Fiberglass Fabricators need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Fiberglass Fabricators may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as administration and management, production and processing, or education and training knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Fiberglass Fabricators might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Fiberglass Fabricators must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Fiberglass Fabricators need abilities such as problem sensitivity, arm-hand steadiness, and multilimb coordination in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Fiberglass Fabricators, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Fiberglass Fabricators frequently use skills like monitoring, operations monitoring, and reading comprehension to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Fiberglass Fabricators, ranked by their relative importance.
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