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Marine Painter

As UHP Projects continues to grow, we are seeking full-time year-round Marine Painters. The position requires successfully completing a background check prior to starting. The position is a full-time permanent job that requires overtime. The Marine Painter can work up to 7 days a week and up to 12 hours a day. The Marine Painter will prepare steel and concrete surfaces for coating removal and replacement according to job specifications. RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with preparing interior and exterior surfaces for coating removal and replacement. Perform job assignments in an accurate and timely manner. Move, set-up, and tear-down equipment. Perform daily checks on all jobs: schedules, safety, equipment utilization, proper material usage, and power tool preparation and cleanup. Coordinate water and solids disposal. Assist other departments of the company as needed. REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work up to 7 days a week and at least 8-12 hours a day. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. C-7, C-12 and C-14 certifications are a PLUS MUST MEET BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS FOR BASE ACCESS. One year of experience as a Marine Paint Laborer. Ship experience a plus. Basic understanding of coatings and their applications a plus. A willingness to learn and complete assigned tasks. Have good customer service skills. Able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. Able to lift up to 85 pounds up and down ship ladders when required. Able to work safely at high levels using a ladder. Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions. Benefits: UHP Servies offers Paid time off, health, vision and dental insurance ABOUT UHP SERVICES, INC. UHP Projects, Inc. is a full-service Ultra High Pressure (UHP) contractor offering environmentally safe and cost-effective waterjetting cleaning techniques for removing the coating from steel and concrete structures. UHP Projects serves multiple industries offering Ultra High Pressure surface preparation, re-coating, water containment and filtration services. To learn more about our company visit

Category: Marine Painter

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

Marine Painters are skilled in the craft of covering various vessel surfaces, both interior and exterior, with protective coatings using brushes, spray guns, and rollers. Many kinds of paints/coatings are used as protection of steel, wood, fiberglass, and other surfaces from rust and corrosion, and protection of the underwater portion of vessels against the attachment of marine life. Painters must know the proper surface preparations, the best coating to use for each purpose and the accepted application techniques to obtain the desired results.

A Marine painter's typical duties include:
- Preparing the surface (by sanding, blasting, cleaning, etc.)
- Removing old coatings using chemicals
- Applying primers and finish coats
- Providing quality wood finishing
- Tinting paints
- Spray painting (indoors and outdoors)
- Sign work ( such as cutting stencils, hand lettering, silk screen lettering, etc.)
- Poster work (design and lay out)
- Graining, marbling, and flocking
- Gold and aluminum leaf application
- Estimating the quantity and type of coating needed, and the required amount of labor for each task

Marine Painters must also be familiar with, and trained in, the proper use of respiratory protection equipment such as respirators and other breathing devices.
Typically, Marine Painting careers require a high school diploma.
Typically, the ideal Marine Painting candidate will posses:
- Previous job experience, particularly in a maritime setting
- Basic trade knowledge, such as the use of job related tools and equipment
- A strong work ethic (flexible, reliable, and punctual)