Loftsman, Ship Building

The tasks of a Loftsman, Ship Building is expected to perform include:

Developing full size measurements from drawings to prepare templates

Studying drawings, considering elevation and draws full scale drawings with chalk on scrieve board for making templates

Drawing full size lines of ship body on scrieve board

Ensuring that plans of drawings of adjacent components agree and fit accurately

Drawing adjacent components to full scale on it using scale contours, chalks etc.

Instructing carpenter in preparation of templates according to dimensions drawn on scrieve board

Marking instructions on templates with ink for guidance of fabrication section

Issuing templates to concerned section

Explaining details of measurements for fabrication of steel panels to form various components of ship body

Storing templates in prescribed place for further use

Knowledge of ship construction

Ability to instruct carpenter in preparing templates

Well-versed with drawing on scrieve board

Ability to provide the correct sizes and shapes for most of the structural steelwork

Will be updated

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Team player

Good communication skills

Mechanical ability

It is a not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work is not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Shipyard usually works for 5/6 days a week and works for 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from shipyard to shipyard

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include exhaustion, eyes pain, stress, etc.

Health hazard include exposure to dust, chemical additives, heavy electrical equipment, etc.

Will be updated

Overview of Shipping Industry in India

Indian shipping industry plays a crucial role in Indian economy. As 90% of the nation?s trade by volume is done via sea. India has been the largest merchant shipping fleet among the developing nations. Indian shipping industry supports transportation of national and international cargos and also provides various other facilities such as ship building, ship repairing, lighthouse facilities, freight forwarding, etc. Indian shipping industry with emergence of globalisation and liberalisation is firmly ready to acquire new dimensions in terms of demand and infrastructural development. While in knowledge based economy, soft intangible parameters like human capital, information technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important for increasing innumerable opportunities. Today India has become the source of quality seafarers to global ship owners. Indian shipping firms normally rely on the inherent IT skills of Indians to play a pivotal role in IT activity involved in international shipping and the country can come up with a business centre for information processing requirements of the international ship owners.

Job Opportunities in Shipping Industry

Shipping industry offers job opportunities for thousands of people in India. Shipping job is one of the oldest careers offered with charm, income and a unique lifestyle. Usually shipping jobs in India are found in major cities with various ports and even non-port cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru. The jobs include merchant navy, cruise ship, freight, bulk carrier companies and oil tanker jobs. And even in many international cruise ship companies which are connected to India there are other jobs like nursing, cruise ship nurse, cargo ship, marine medical jobs and cruise ship summer jobs in India.

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