Joiner Helper

Assist Joiners in constructing and repairing parts of vessels.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Joiner Helpers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to assist JOINER in constructing and repairing wooden and plastic parts of vessels, such as cabin paneling, cabinets, and deck structures: Cuts wooden battens to specified size, using portable power saw. Attaches battens to bulkheads, using glue, screws, and powered screwdriver. Cuts mahogany, oak, or birch paneling to specified size, and holds paneling in place while JOINER secures paneling to battens. Cuts insulating or sound-absorbing material, such as fiberglass, cork, or felt, into specified shape, following templates or oral directions and using shears, rules, knives, and straightedge. Hammers retaining holders into studs to hold insulation in place, and tapes seams of insulation to obtain smooth joint. Spreads rubber or plastic cement on decks to be covered with tile or linoleum. Cuts tile or linoleum to fit in corners and around equipment, using cutting tools. Applies glue to joints or edges of cabinet or furniture parts, using brush, assembles parts together, and places assembled parts in clamps until glue has dried. Covers tables and desks with laminated plastic covering material. Smooths boat surfaces to remove defects, such as ridges, tool marks, glue, and excess caulking material, using hand sander.

Should I be a Joiner Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to become a Joiner Helper

    Most Joiner Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aeaaa&chl=no+college+%2893%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%286%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,93,93
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