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Career Details :: Marine Architects
Design and oversee construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures such as ships, barges, tugs, dredges, submarines, torpedoes, floats, and buoys. May confer with marine engineers.
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
- Oversees construction and testing of prototype in model basin and develops sectional and waterline curves of hull to establish center of gravity, ideal hull form, and buoyancy and stability data.
- Designs layout of craft interior, including cargo space, passenger compartments, ladder wells, and elevators.
- Evaluates performance of craft during dock and sea trials to determine design changes and conformance with national and international standards.
- Studies design proposals and specifications to establish basic characteristics of craft, such as size, weight, speed, propulsion, displacement, and draft.
- Designs complete hull and superstructure according to specifications and test data, in conformity with standards of safety, efficiency, and economy.
- Confers with marine engineering personnel to establish arrangement of boiler-room equipment and propulsion machinery, heating and ventilating systems, refrigeration equipment, piping, and other functional equipment.
- Aerospace Engineers
- Civil Engineers
- Electrical Drafters
- Electrical Engineering Technicians
- Materials Engineers
- Mechanical Drafters
- Mechanical Engineering Technicians
- Mechanical Engineers
- Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
- Petroleum Engineers
General Work Activities
- Drafting & Specifying Technical Devices, etc.
- Thinking Creatively
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems
- Updating & Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Job-Required Social Interaction