Fiberglass Boat Parts Finisher

Grind, repair, and clean molded fiberglass parts.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fiberglass Boat Parts Finishers do?

Grinds, repairs, and cleans molded fiberglass parts preparatory to assembly into boats, using handtools and portable power tools: Attaches abrasive disk to grinder and grinds molded parts to remove excess fiberglass and smooth edges. Checks flange of molded parts with thickness gauge to determine if more grinding is necessary. Trims excess fiberglass extending from edge of boat hull, using chisel and mallet. Inspects parts to detect defective areas and cuts out defective areas, using chisel and mallet or portable drill. Applies putty to ground-out areas to repair surfaces, using trowel. Waxes and polishes molded parts, using buffer, paste wax and cloth. May paint repaired areas, using spray gun. May install ballast forms in boat hull, using power hoist and handtools.


Should I be a Fiberglass Boat Parts Finisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Finisher, Fiberglass Boat Parts

    How to Become a
    Fiberglass Boat Parts Finisher

    Most Fiberglass Boat Parts Finishers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaoaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2819%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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