Will “Ship Erector” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
84% Chance of Automation
“Ship Erector” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #476 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Includes shipfitters.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 51-4192.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 47,720.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 22.00
- Currently, there are 9,070 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic”.
Also Known As…
- Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
- Ship Fitter
- Quality Technician
- Layout Worker
- Layout Technician
- Layout Mechanic
- Layout Man
- Layout Inspector
- Development Mechanic
- Steel Fabricator
- Solid Surface Fabricator
- Shipfitter Apprentice
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Propeller Layout Worker
- Precision Layout Worker
- Plate Hanger
- Plate Fitter
- Pattern Setter
- Pattern Layout Worker
- Marine Fitter
- Machine Lay Out Worker
- Location and Measurement Technician
- Layer Out
- Fitter Up
- Dimensional Inspector
- Coordinate Measuring Machine Technician (CMM Technician)
- Aircraft Lay Out Worker
Tasks for “Ship Erector”
- Mark curves, lines, holes, dimensions, and welding symbols onto workpieces, using scribes, soapstones, punches, and hand drills.
- Install doors, hatches, brackets, and clips.
- Add dimensional details to blueprints or drawings made by other workers.
- Lift and position workpieces in relation to surface plates, manually or with hoists, and using parallel blocks and angle plates.
- Inspect machined parts to verify conformance to specifications.
- Lay out and fabricate metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames.
- Design and prepare templates of wood, paper, or metal.
- Locate center lines and verify template positions, using measuring instruments such as gauge blocks, height gauges, and dial indicators.
- Plan and develop layouts from blueprints and templates, applying knowledge of trigonometry, design, effects of heat, and properties of metals.
- Apply pigment to layout surfaces, using paint brushes.
- Compute layout dimensions, and determine and mark reference points on metal stock or workpieces for further processing, such as welding and assembly.
- Fit and align fabricated parts to be welded or assembled.
- Brace parts in position within hulls or ships for riveting or welding.
- Plan locations and sequences of cutting, drilling, bending, rolling, punching, and welding operations, using compasses, protractors, dividers, and rules.
Related Technology & Tools
- Drafting compasses
- Stick welding machines
- Drafting dividers
- Measurement calipers
- Digital height gauges
- Digital hardness testers
- Power hoists
- Digital micrometers
- Dial indicators
- Coordinate measuring machines CMM
- Gauge block sets
- Wheeled forklifts
- Hand drills
- Optical comparators
- Electric saws
- Parallel blocks
- Hexagon Metrology PC-DMIS
- Microsoft Office
- Optical Gaging Products Measure-X
- Inventory tracking software
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Computer aided design CAD software
- Data entry software
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Microsoft Word