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Ship Carpenter

Fabricate and repair ship's structural woodworks and wooden gears.

What does a Ship Carpenter do?

Fabricates and repairs ship’s structural woodwork and wooden gear according to blueprints, drawings, and diagrams: Builds floors, doors, and partitions, using woodworking machines, saws, hammers, braces, and other carpenters’ tools. Moves controls of winch and windlass to raise or lower anchor. Greases running gear and anchor windlass. Replaces defective chains or stanchions on lifelines or guardrails. Sounds water tanks with tape and plumb bob. Computes and logs sounding findings.