Carpenter Helper, Boat Building

Mistry Helper, Boat Building

The tasks a Carpenter, Boat Building is expected to perform include:

Constructing and repairing boats, launches dredgers, barges, etc. according to prescribed specifications by various carpentry processes

Laying keel on wooden fixtures and fitting stem, stern and templates as to keel with bolts and nuts

Placing cut planks on skeleton of boat to ascertain suitability and remodels their shape, if required, with hand tools

Proficient in seasoning planks and ribs (wooden reapers) either with steam in masonary steam box (gutter) or by applying oil over articles, heating them on fire and bending them lightly with hand as required

Adept at fixing planks on templates with brass screws, nailing ribs on bull with copper nails and riveting planks and ribs together as specified

Well-versed in fitting wooden clamps, mounts and fixes stringers (thick wooden planks) knee (wooden block between wooden clamps and built joints inside hull) etc. as required

Knowledge of removing templates from completed boat

Proficient in boring holes over required part of hull, fixes engine foundation, lowering engine on foundation by chain block and securing it in position with bolts and nuts

Well-versed in determining propeller shaft alignment and bolts shaft to engine coupling

Knowledge of hoisting and fixing decks, chains, mast, booms etc. on boat as per requirements

Adept at fitting copper sheet over outer portion of hull with copper nails and fixing rudder, rudder-shoe, exhaust pipe and such other accessories on boat as specified

Proficient in performing all wood work repairs to boats, larges etc. under guidance of Carpenter Mistry, Boat Building

Knowledge of constructing wooden accessories for boats such as engine foundation, templates, ribs, etc.

Team worker

Good judgement and dexterity

Good hand-eye coordination

Diligent and hardworking


Problem solving skills

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job roles

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to wood, wood dust, sharp blades, chemical additives, heavy lifting, working in high decibel noise environment, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, cuts, hearing problems, respiratory problems, skin irritants, etc.

Will be updated

Overview of Wood and Carpentry Sector in India

India is a land of wonderful and marvellous artistic work of wood which is being appreciated worldwide. The rich Indian handicraft and beautiful traditional attributes of art and design have established a reputation of Indian Furniture Industry in the nation and worldwide.

Indian furniture market is estimated to be worth US$ 7,922 million. Of this, wooden furniture accounts for US$ 1,358 million. The major part of this industry, approximately 85 per cent is in the unorganised sector. Wood accounts for nearly 65 per cent of all furniture made in India. This includes several types of indigenous wood, as well as imported wood.

Furniture produced in India falls into two broad categories, depending on the end user; domestic furniture meant for home use and commercial furniture meant for the office and hospitality sectors. Domestic furniture represents almost two-thirds of the total output. Manufacturers in the domestic sector typically try to differentiate on the basis of design variety and price, while in the commercial space, having a strong and reliable brand is important.

Home furniture is the largest segment in the Indian furniture market, accounting for about 65 per cent of furniture sales. This is followed by, the office furniture segment with a 20 per cent share and the contract segment, accounting for the remaining 15 per cent.

With the steady growth in the Indian economy and the consequent rise in living standards, the demand for furniture is expected to increase in India. The three key drivers that will have a significant impact on the sector are: Changing consumer demographics, Real estate/housing boom and Tourism and hospitality industry growth. The Indian wooden furniture industry is expected to grow by 20 per cent in coming times.

The furniture industry in India currently employs a total of around 300,000 workers and with the growing furniture demand there will be huge employment opportunity in Indian wood and carpentry segment.

Boat building companies across India

Towns and cities across India