Lascar Stager


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

Erecting temporary wooden structure

Scaffoldings for placing staging planks inside and outside ship under construction and repairs to facilitate work

Supervising erection and removal of wooden structures and scaffoldings and related tasks

Performing other tasks as guided

Knowledge of carpentry

Knowledge of shipbuilding

Well-versed with different type of wood

Proficient in dismantling scaffoldings and other wooden structures to arrange launching of ship

Knowledge of erecting steel and tubular uprights

Proficient in building crossing bars and ledgers for resting staging planks

Ability to assist shipwright in aligning ship structure

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to follow instructions

Dexterity of hands

Physically fit

Mechanical ability

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work is not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Shipyard usually sails for 5/6 days a week and works for 14/15 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, fatigue, stress, body ache, cuts and bruises, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to extreme weather, working with sharp tools, 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.

Indian Navy

Shipping yards across India

Cities across India