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Spray Painter Helper

Job Title:               Spray Painter Helper Department:         Production Reports To:           Paint Supervisor SUMMARY Assist the Sprayers by pulling their lines to assure the spray line don’t get tangled up while they are spraying. Assist with Operating and cleaning spray paint equipment.  Assist with Assembling and disassembling spray paint equipment and area after each spray job and following all safety procedures. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. Receives instruction from supervisor regarding paint requirements. Assist with Assembling sprayer and power equipment. Assist with Operates lifting and moving devices to move equipment or materials to access areas to be painted. Assist with Cleaning and preparing surface for painting. Disassembles sprayer and power equipment, such as spray pump and cleans equipment and hand tools, using solvents, wire brushes and cloths. Transfer items to and from work area. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Individual must be 18 years of age. EXPERIENCE Individuals need no experience in the Marine Spray Painting field nut must be will to learn. SAFETY Must be able to follow directions and understand safety requirements. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to carry a load of about 50 lbs.  Climb stairways, vertical and inclined ladders. Crawl in tanks and voids.  Kneeling, standing, sitting, crouching and stooping. WORK ENVIRONMENT Shipyard environment involving working in cramped quarters, high places, hazardous conditions, loud noises, wearing specialized protective equipment, indoors or outdoors.

Category: Skilled and Entry Level Shipyard Labor

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

The path to a shipyard career often begins with a position as a Firewatch, Trade Helper or Apprentice. Apprentice programs are rigorous and workers are often more successful if they begin in an entry-level position forst to obtain some key critical skills and knowledge such as:
- Learning the words and terms used in shipyards that aren't used in oher workplaces
- Learning about basic tools and their proper use
- Learning about the variety of trades jobs available so the worker can choose a position best suited to their interests
Education
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Job Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Qualifications
Candidates must have 6-8 years of experience in their trade for first class tradesmen positions.

Entry-level jobs require a minimum of 6-12 months experience working in a shipyard environment.