The tasks of a Shipwright is expected to perform include:

Erecting props and temporary structures to stabilize and support ship during, construction and repairs in shore

Aligning ship structure according to designed centre line and angle of declivity and plots

Marking reference points and lines on building dock

Building keel blocks, bilge blocks, cradles and shoring for supporting slip in building docks, etc.

Positioning and secures blocking and other structures on dock platform according to ship?s blue-prints

Aligning vessel over blocks

Establishing reference points and lines on ship?s hull for locating machinery

Using brace, drill bits, augers, spanners etc.

Ensuring correct alignment of hull, frame and fittings

Preparing entire launching ways to launch ship

Getting all material and timber salvaged after launching for use in subsequent operation

Knowledge of stabilizing and supporting ship during construction and repairs

Ability to align ship structure according to designed centre line

Knowledge of using tools like brace, drill bits, augers, spanners, etc.

Proficient in fitting launching triggers

Well-versed in nailing metal fittings, plates and bulk heads to wooden parts of ship

Proficient in fabricating and installing furring pieces, aprons, uprights, etc.

Knowledge of framing wood in ship according to specifications

Ability to maintain alignment of vessel

Knowledge of levelling ground ways, runners wooden blocks etc., erects props, fastens standing ways by wire ropes

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Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Team player

Dexterity of hands

Good communication skills

Mechanical ability

Result Oriented

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work maybe 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?
This job is suitable for candidates with Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

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

Health hazards include exposure to dust, chemical additives, heavy electric work, noise, etc.

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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.

Indian Navy

Ship building companies across India

Cities across India

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Indian Navy

Chami Vadhyar Marine Technology Centre (CVMT), Palakkad (Kerala)

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