CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or other products. Release air bubbles and smooth seams, using rollers.
 
Spray chopped fiberglass, resins, and catalysts onto prepared molds or dies using pneumatic spray guns with chopper attachments.
 
Select precut fiberglass mats, cloth, and woodbracing materials as required by projects being assembled.
 
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.
 
Mix catalysts into resins, and saturate cloth and mats with mixtures, using brushes.
 
Bond wood reinforcing strips to decks and cabin structures of watercraft, using resin-saturated fiberglass.
 
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.
 
Trim excess materials from molds, using hand shears or trimming knives.
 
Repair or modify damaged or defective glass-fiber parts, checking thicknesses, densities, and contours to ensure a close fit after repair.
 
Cure materials by letting them set at room temperature, placing them under heat lamps, or baking them in ovens.
 
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.
 
Mask off mold areas which are not to be laminated, using cellophane, wax paper, masking tape, or special sprays containing mold-release substances.
 
Apply lacquers and waxes to mold surfaces to facilitate assembly and removal of laminated parts.
 
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.
 
Inspect, clean, and assemble molds before beginning work.
 
Trim cured materials by sawing them with diamond-impregnated cutoff wheels.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Data entry software Data base user interface and query software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Chopper guns Resin guns
 
Curing ovens Paint systems ovens
 
Cutoff saws Power saws
 
Fiber reinforced polymer FRP rollers Feed or drive rollers
 
Hand shears Shears
 
Heat lamps Laboratory heaters
 
High-volume low-pressure HVLP spray guns Paint sprayers
 
Ladders Ladders
 
Micrometers Micrometers
 
Paint application brushes Paint brushes
 
Paint application rollers Paint rollers
 
Paint spray guns Paint sprayers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Pneumatic spray guns Paint sprayers
 
Power drills Power drills
 
Power drivers Power screwguns
 
Power grinders Power grinders
 
Power sanders Power sanders
 
Pressure-fed roller applicators Feed or drive rollers
 
Respirators Respirators
 
Rotating mandrels Pipe bending mandrels
 
Rulers Rulers
 
Scaffolding Scaffolding
 
Squeegees Squeegees or washers
 
Trimming knives Utility knives
 
Vacuum bags Glass vacuum moldings
 
Vacuum pumps Vacuum pumps
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
Related Work Experience None
 
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Boat Assembler
Boat Builder
Boat Carpenter
Chopper Gun Operator
Composite Mechanic
Composite Technician
Fiberglass Boat Builder
Fiberglass Boat Maker
Fiberglass Container Winding Operator
Fiberglass Fabricator
Fiberglass Finisher
Fiberglass Grinder
Fiberglass Laminator
Fiberglass Luggage Molder
Fiberglass Machine Operator
Fiberglass Roller
Fiberglass Ski Maker
Fiberglasser
Foam Tank Laminator
Gel-Coater
Golf Cart Assembler
Golf Cart Maker
Hull Line Crew Member
Laborer
Lamination Technician
Laminator
Pre-Fabricator
Roller
Ski Maker
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
 
 
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