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C-12 Spray Painters

C-12 Spray Painters - Marine Decking/Coatings/Preservation

International Flooring & Protective Coatings, Inc. is looking for certified C-12 painters.

A Marine spray painter applies epoxy and non-epoxy coatings via spray application to ship tanks, bilges, underwater hulls, freeboards, ship topsides, ship interiors or any other areas on a vessel requiring spray application of specified coatings. Additionally, marine spray painters may work on shipyard/marine site facility projects applying epoxy and non-epoxy coatings to tanks, structural steel, or any other designated area in support of site facilities projects. The marine spray painters should have a working knowledge of airless pumps, plural component pumps, and high volume low pressure air pumps. Proper set up, use, cleaning and breakdown of each of these pumps will be the responsibility of the marine spray painter. The marine spray painter should be able to read, understand, and follow a paint manufacturers product data sheet.

Required Experience: Two(2) years experience as a marine or industrial spray painter using an airless pump, plural component pump and/or high volume low pressure air pump.

  • Experience working in a physically demanding environment; confined spaces, working at heights
  • Understand and obey all posted warning, caution, notification and/or hazards signs posted on a job site
  • Ability to pass federal background standards
  • SSPC/AMPP C-12 certification
  • Must be a team player willing to work outside scope of work if needed on projects
  • Must have your own transportation
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Must be able to obtain DBIDS/ NAVSEA badges.
  • Willingness to work overtime and on weekends as needed.

Compensation is based on experience and skill level. Please present certification(s), if applicable, when submitting your resume for review. You can also view the employment section of our website for this or more opportunities at

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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)