Will “Shipfitter” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
84% Chance of Automation
“Shipfitter” 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
- Ship Erector
- 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 “Shipfitter”
- Plan locations and sequences of cutting, drilling, bending, rolling, punching, and welding operations, using compasses, protractors, dividers, and rules.
- Install doors, hatches, brackets, and clips.
- Mark curves, lines, holes, dimensions, and welding symbols onto workpieces, using scribes, soapstones, punches, and hand drills.
- 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.
- Lay out and fabricate metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames.
- Fit and align fabricated parts to be welded or assembled.
- Compute layout dimensions, and determine and mark reference points on metal stock or workpieces for further processing, such as welding and assembly.
- Add dimensional details to blueprints or drawings made by other workers.
- Brace parts in position within hulls or ships for riveting or welding.
- Lift and position workpieces in relation to surface plates, manually or with hoists, and using parallel blocks and angle plates.
- Apply pigment to layout surfaces, using paint brushes.
- Plan and develop layouts from blueprints and templates, applying knowledge of trigonometry, design, effects of heat, and properties of metals.
- Inspect machined parts to verify conformance to specifications.
Related Technology & Tools
- Digital micrometers
- Hand drills
- Electric saws
- Coordinate measuring machines CMM
- Measurement calipers
- Parallel blocks
- Gauge block sets
- Dial indicators
- Drafting compasses
- Wheeled forklifts
- Drafting dividers
- Stick welding machines
- Power hoists
- Optical comparators
- Digital hardness testers
- Digital height gauges
- Data entry software
- Optical Gaging Products Measure-X
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Microsoft Excel
- Computer aided design CAD software
- Hexagon Metrology PC-DMIS
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Inventory tracking software