Ship Carpenter

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


Salary Range
$25,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ship Carpenters 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.

Should I be a Ship Carpenter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Carpenter Apprentice, Ship, Carpenter, Ship, Shingler, Ship Ceiler

    How to become a Ship Carpenter

    Ship Carpenters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Ship Carpenter-related education!
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