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Boat Builder

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Gosport, Hampshire
  • Sector: Mechanical Engineering
  • Date posted: 25/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91314

Boat Builder

Haslar (Gosport) - PO12 2AG

Initial Contract until 31st March

£££ - Negotiable rates

My client are looking for an experienced Boat builder, comfortable reading Technical Drawings, accurate lofting & laying out of frames etc., laying up GRP, accurate timber work, fitting of deck hardware etc. The successful candidate will have been involved in a wide variety of boat builds from scratch. We build models that are built to exacting standards and close tolerances for the purposes of carrying trials and gathering data so our vessels need to be accurately made to drawing to meet their purpose.

You will be an adaptable and flexible individual with the capability of working autonomously and as part of a team. You will be a strong communicator, self-motivated, with the ability to plan and organise your own work. You will be an excellent problem solver.

Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities Required

- The successful applicant will ideally have a recognised Apprenticeship/Training in a mechanical trade and have experience with working in a ship yard / boat building environment, ideally on smaller boats rather than large ships (due to the detailed & accurate nature of what we do)


- A related educational or professional qualification i.e. C&G / ONC / HNC Mechanical Engineering or similar approved qualification.

- An experienced technician with a proven track record in Manufacturing High quality, low Quantity Bespoke items would be an advantage


Experience with a wide range of workshop equipment associated with boat building is a must, e.g. GRP layup

Plug & Mold manufacture

Patternmaking/wood working tools

Establishing Datum's, Waterlines, Frame positions, parallels etc. from Technical Drawings

Fitting of drive equipment

Accurate aligning of control surfaces

Establishing accurate complex shapes / dual curvature surfaces


Experience using a wide variety of materials would be of benefit - GRP, Engineering plastic, High grade metals (Aerospace, Marine etc.)

To apply please send your CV's in the first instance.

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