Fibreglass Laminator

Fibreglass Laminator's work with fibreglass layers to form vehicle bodies, such as boats, cars, and other manufactured products. They use moulds and specialised tools such as spray guns, brushes, and squeegees for the application process. They select appropriate materials and follow project specifications; they may work with wood, metal, plastic, resin, and wax.

Duties and tasks

  • Apply fibreglass using equipment or by hand to product
  • Cure fibreglass by applying heat using lamps or ovens, or leave at room temperature
  • Handle, install, position, and move heavy materials
  • Inspect products for quality and measure to conform to specifications
  • Remove air bubbles and wrinkles and ensure uniformity using hands and tools
  • Repair and/or remove damaged fibreglass

Skills required

  • Ability to follow Safety Standards
  • Monitoring and Analysing Operations
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Strong Hand-eye Coordination and Manual Agility
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Fibreglass Laminator's work indoors in a workshop or factory setting. The various tasks workers must perform require them to use tools, equipment, and machinery in a safe and efficient manner. Because of constant exposure to raw materials and large machinery, risk of injury and illness in this career is higher; workers must wear protective clothing. Temperatures during the curing process may be warm. They may work shifts and nights in a general Monday through Friday work week.

Professional associations / Industry information

Manufacturing Skills Australia 

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