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Laborer/Brush & Roll Painter

TITLE: Laborer/Brush & Roll Painter JOB SUMMARY: Accomplish surface preparation utilizing various power-tools and apply coatings using brush & roll painting techniques in accordance with industry standards and material product data sheets. Must be able to properly mix and prepare coatings for application. Must understand the techniques necessary to apply marine coatings for touch up operations or stripe coating. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Adhere to company policies and procedures. • Maintain effective communication with the paint foreman regarding production or safety issues. • Ability to adequately produce surface conditions equal to SP-3 or SP-11 using needle guns, sanders, deck crawlers or other pneumatic or electrical powered tooling • Manually apply marine coatings using brush and roll tooling • Knowledge of various painting methods and applications. • Apply masking materials to protect designated areas from overspray or drips. • Apply epoxy, polyxiloane, enamels, alkyds, polyurethane, and anti-foulants. • Operate a man lift or work at heights from system scaffold • Must Wear respirator and as well as other required PPE. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Knowledge of various coatings characteristics and application standards. • Ability to assist in the operation of spray equipment and mix paint • Knowledge of wet and dry film gauges. • Ability to safely work in confined or enclosed spaces. • Characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Environmental exposures are like those found in most heavy industrial settings and may include noise, heat, cold, vibration, dust, fume, and smoke. • The successful candidate must possess the physical abilities necessary to perform all aspects of his or her job including but not limited to; general lifting and carrying equipment and tools, bending, and climbing. Ability to stand on your feet for long periods of time. Work in various types of weather conditions. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • High school education or GED • Three years of verifiable experience in a marine environment. Industrial experience may be acceptable. • Shipyard experience is preferred. • Able to obtain & maintain DBIDS credentials. • Previous OSHA-10 and VSRA safety training certification is preferred.

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)