What Does a Marine Joiner Do?


Are you considering a career in the marine or shipyard industry? If so, could marine joiner be the right opportunity for you? What do you need to know to qualify for the position and what does it mean for your professional development? Before you decide to create your resume and develop your skills, here are some of the things you need to know about a career as a marine joiner.

Essential knowledge

Before you can even be considered for a position as a marine joiner, there are a few things you need to know. You must be familiar with installing interior ship, including joiner bulkhead panels, track for panels, ceilings, galley equipment, bunks, lockers, tables and any ship furnishings. Beginning with an entry level opportunity in a marine environment can help you gain this essential knowledge to apply to your future career as a marine joiner.

Responsibilities on the job

A marine joiner is also responsible for very specific tasks. You must be able to enter and work in confined spaces in the internal section of the ship. You must be able to manipulate and transport loads of up to 50 pounds over distances up to 200 feet. This may occur multiple times throughout a shift. You must be familiar with the tools and machines essential to the job, be able to traverse gangways and scaffolding at varying heights, including uneven heights, and maneuver around obstructions. This is a very physical job requiring stooping, squatting, twisting, kneeling, and reaching.

Professional requirements

Before you can be considered for a marine joiner position you have to demonstrate that you’ve had at least 2 years’ experience in a shipyard. You must be able to pass a written test based on blueprint reading and measurements. You must own the required tools. And you must be able to pass any pre-employment screening required by the company, such as drug testing and E-Verify.

Benefits in this career

Being a marine joiner is a lot of hard work, but there are a variety of benefits. As a staffing partner with shipyards, Hutco offers a limited benefit plan that includes medical and prescription coverage, as well as both dental and vision coverage. There are also plans available for short-term and long-term disability, and term life insurance, which can be critical when you participate in a demanding, physical job such as marine joiner.

Are you qualified to work as a marine joiner or do you want to learn more about the opportunity? Contact the team at Hutco today to partner with a leader in shipyard staffing!