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Marine Painter

Crofton offers industry leading solutions above and below the waterline, combining comprehensive expertise in all facets of commercial diving, marine construction and crane rental & rigging. We execute our projects with safety and integrity. Crofton is a growing company with a highly collaborative and dynamic work environment. Our team members work vigorously to meet our customers’ needs. No two days are the same! Crofton is seeking Marine Painter to join our team. The Marine Painter is directly responsible for preparing surfaces and applying coatings to boats, vessels and marine structures. The Marine Painter prepares wood, fiberglass, and metal surfaces for painting, and paints parts, equipment, interiors, and exteriors of ships, boats, and shipyard and marina buildings, using brushes, spray guns, and rollers; mixes solvents according to formula, and immerses parts in solution or washes surfaces to remove grease, rust, scale, and dirt. Work hours will vary. The Marine Painter may be required to travel daily with the vessel. Duties/ Responsibilities: • Using hand and power tools, remove the old paint and or rust to smooth and prep the surface for new paint and waterproof coatings. • Must be able to disassemble and reassemble equipment during the preparation processes. • Fills cracks and holes with patching plaster, putty, or plastic wood. • Using unique compounds that prevent corrosion or create a membrane that seals the boat or marine structure. • Applying color and sealant using various systems or tools • Operate painting or coating equipment. • Has the ability to brush or roll finishes onto surfaces. • Mix paint, varnish, stain, shellac and calcimine to the required specifications. • The ability to spray paint with consistent millage. • Responsible for post-paint processes such as grinding, polishing, sealing, caulking and sanding. • Monitor material on shop floor for mobilization and demobilization. • Maintains a clean environment of work area. • Assist all team members as deemed necessary. • Maintain a positive customer service attitude. • Other duties as assigned. Required Skills/Abilities: • Punctual and professional • Must have a valid driver’s license. • Must have and maintain a clean driving record. • Possesses basic mechanical skills. • Positive attitude • Ability to multitask Education and Experience: • Minimum of 4+ years’ practical experience as a marine painter and or proficiency with industrial coatings. This experience must be recent; within the last two years of your professional history. • High School Diploma or GED • Experience in Marine Construction is preferred but not necessary. Physical / Environmental Requirements: • Must be comfortable working safely from heights and working from a man-lift/aerial lift. • Prolonged periods sitting/driving. • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times. • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like. • Exposure to construction and marine site dangers. • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. • Operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment. • Ability to see and respond to dangerous situations. • Noisy environments. • Ability to respond quickly to sounds. • Able to traverse all areas of the jobsite in all types of weather; this may require walking, climbing, reaching, bending, crawling, or stretching.

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)