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"Fiberglass Laminator and Fabricator"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or other products.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Fiberglass Laminator and Fabricator"

1) Apply lacquers and waxes to mold surfaces to facilitate assembly and removal of laminated parts.

2) Apply layers of plastic resin to mold surfaces prior to placement of fiberglass mats, repeating layers until products have the desired thicknesses and plastics have jelled.

 

3) Bond wood reinforcing strips to decks and cabin structures of watercraft, using resin-saturated fiberglass.

4) Check all dies, templates, and cutout patterns to be used in the manufacturing process to ensure that they conform to dimensional data, photographs, blueprints, samples, and/or customer specifications.

5) Check completed products for conformance to specifications and for defects by measuring with rulers or micrometers, by checking them visually, or by tapping them to detect bubbles or dead spots.

 

6) Cure materials by letting them set at room temperature, placing them under heat lamps, or baking them in ovens.

7) Inspect, clean, and assemble molds before beginning work.

8) Mask off mold areas which are not to be laminated, using cellophane, wax paper, masking tape, or special sprays containing mold-release substances.

9) Mix catalysts into resins, and saturate cloth and mats with mixtures, using brushes.

10) Pat or press layers of saturated mat or cloth into place on molds, using brushes or hands, and smooth out wrinkles and air bubbles with hands or squeegees.

11) Release air bubbles and smooth seams, using rollers.

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12) Repair or modify damaged or defective glass-fiber parts, checking thicknesses, densities, and contours to ensure a close fit after repair.

13) Select precut fiberglass mats, cloth, and woodbracing materials as required by projects being assembled.

14) Spray chopped fiberglass, resins, and catalysts onto prepared molds or dies using pneumatic spray guns with chopper attachments.

 

15) Trim cured materials by sawing them with diamond-impregnated cutoff wheels.

16) Trim excess materials from molds, using hand shears or trimming knives.

Job Description for "Fiberglass Laminator and Fabricator" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Fiberglass Laminator and Fabricator"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  51-2091.00


 

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