Caulking Operator, Boat Building

Minimum 7th pass

At least 3 years of experience as Caulker in an approved Boat Building Yard

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

Caulking seams of deck, hull and keel of boat with caulking material, using hand tools

Mixing caulking materials such as caulking cotton and cakum in coconut oil or pitch in castor oil

Making clearances with chisel on seams and plank joints where required

Proficient in inserting caulking material by hand and blunt chisel inside clearances made and beating with hammer to push caulking material lightly into them

Adept at observing caulked portions to ascertain defective caulking and rectifying them by inserting further layers of material, if necessary

Well-versed in melting rosin and vep oil in fire and straining and mixing it (mixture) with required quantity of quick-lime to make ?Putty?

Proficient in applying putty by hand over caulked portions on boat

Well-versed with examining and applying final touch as putty where necessary

Knowledge of preparing putty with paint, chalk and linseed oil to apply it over portions above water level and where copper sheeting are not provided

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 role

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?

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