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Fiberglass Laminators Job Description

Fiberglass Laminators job function is to laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or other products.


The Fiberglass Laminators release air bubbles and smooth seams, using rollers. The Fiberglass Laminators spray chopped fiberglass, resins, and catalysts onto prepared molds or dies using pneumatic spray guns with chopper attachments. The Fiberglass Laminators select precut fiberglass mats, cloth, and wood bracing materials as required by projects being assembled. The Fiberglass Laminator pats or presses layers of saturated mats or cloths into place on molds, using brushes or hands, and smooth out wrinkles and air bubbles with hands or squeegees. The Fiberglass Laminators mix catalysts into resins, and saturate cloth and mats with mixtures, using brushes. The Fiberglass Laminators bonds wood reinforcing strips to decks and cabin structures of watercraft, using resin-saturated fiberglass. The Fiberglass Laminators 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. The Fiberglass Laminator trims excess materials from molds, using hand shears or trimming knives. The Fiberglass Laminator repairs or modifies damaged or defective glass –fiber parts, checking thicknesses, densities, and contours to ensure a close fit after repair. The Fiberglass Laminator cures materials by letting them set at room temperature, placing them under heat lamps, or baking them in ovens.


The Fiberglass Laminators must use their hands and arms in handling, installing, position, and moving materials, and manipulating things. The Fiberglass Laminators observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources. The Fiberglass Laminators performs physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking stooping, and handling of materials. The Fiberglass Laminators identifies the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. The Fiberglass Laminators uses either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles. The Fiberglass Laminators develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. The Fiberglass Laminators provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. The Fiberglass Laminators must identify information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. The Fiberglass Laminator develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. The Fiberglass Laminators inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.


The Fiberglass Laminators need 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. The Fiberglass Laminators need the ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. The Fiberglass Laminators need 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. The Fiberglass Laminator needs the ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules such as patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations. The Fiberglass Laminators need the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

The Fiberglass Laminators need the ability to see details at close range in order to do their job function. They also need 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. The Fiberglass Laminator needs the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. The Fiberglass Laminator needs the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

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