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Painter 1st Class

Basic Duties and Responsibilities: • Operate 3K-5K PSI pressure washers. • Prepare all types of surfaces for preservation. • Proper mixing of various coatings to the manufacturer’s recommendations. • Brushing, Rolling, and/or Spraying of various coatings. • Operate airless and/or plural airless spray equipment. • Complete tasks with little or no supervision. • Follow and act on instructions/tasks given. • Work independently to accomplish tasks. • Work with others, as a team, to accomplish tasks. • Control costs in their assigned area of responsibility. • Work in various environments, including but not limited to confined spaces, elevated staging, & manlifts. Experience & Skill: • Knowledge of the various SSPC surface preparation standards. • Knowledge of OSHA Shipyard industry standards. • Advanced knowledge of the mixing and application of various coatings. • Advanced knowledge of the set-up, operation, & troubleshooting of the various preservation tools and equipment. • Advanced safety knowledge to include proper PPE selection, the safe handling, use, disposal, and storage of coatings, confined space entry, Lock-out/Tag-out procedures. • Advanced knowledge of NAVSEA, USCG, & Dept. of the Army preservation requirements. • Knowledge of various inspection/checkpoint requirements. • Knowledge of manufacturer’s product data sheets and SDS. • Knowledge of DEQ & EPA requirements. • Knowledge of work specifications. Requirements: • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the marine preservation industry. • Possess a valid C12 or C14 certification. • Reliable transportation and attendance. • Local travel as needed. Job Site Location: Newport News