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JOB DESCRIPTION: • Prepare all types of surfaces for preservation. • Complete work within the requirements of NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32. • Remove old paint and debris from all types of substrates by abrasive blasting using Black Beauty, Garnet, Alox, or Steel Shot. • Operate: 3,000 to 5,000 PSI Pressure Washers and wash surfaces to remove grease, rust, scale, and dirt. • Exercise proper procedures for working in confined spaces. • Complete tasks with little to no supervision. • Other duties may be assigned as workload requirements dictate. • Must have regular, reliable attendance. • Surface preparation and coating application in accordance with SSPC-SP-1, SP-2, SP-3, SP-5, SP-6, SP-10. Surface Preparation to Include: • Solvent Cleaning: hand tool cleaning, power tool cleaning, abrasive blasting. Equipment; Set-up, Operation, and Breakdown: • Pressure washer (3500-5000 PSI). • Abrasive blasting pots, vacuum recovery units, dust collectors Qualifications: • Must be able to Obtain/Maintain DBids credentials plus other security clearances as required. • Minimum of 5 (Five) years’ experience with accomplishing corrosion control and preservation in the Marine Industry. • Blasting and/or installation and maintenance of vessel containment systems • Successfully accomplish the job description, skills and ability requirements as outlined above. • Requires visual acuity necessary and appropriate to perform all job duties and requirements as listed. • Requires auditory acuity capable of hearing a forklift back-up alarm, moving vehicle horns or other safety alarms and warning signals. • Able to work all shifts, overtime, and weekends. Position compensation is based upon experience.

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)