Wood Caulker

Caulk seams between planking in hull or deck of wooden ships or boats.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wood Caulkers do?

Caulks seams between planking in hull or deck of wooden ships or boats to make them watertight by either of following methods: Guides caulking tool that automatically forces caulking material into seam. Hammers material into seam, using tamping tool. Heats marine glue in melting pot. Fills glue runner with glue and guides runner along seam to fill seam with glue. Removes excess glue, using scraper. Pushes cotton line and hemp rope into seam and hammers them in place, using caulking iron and mallet. Smears hot pitch over seam, using mop, or spreads putty in seam. May hammer old caulking from seams, using reaming iron and mallet.

Should I be a Wood Caulker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Calker, Wood-Club-Neck Whipper, Wool Supplier

    How to become a Wood Caulker

    Wood Caulkers 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 Wood Caulker-related education!
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