1st Class Painter

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1st Class Painter

Jacksonville, Florida




Job Description

  • A painter journeyman is responsible for performing, with minimal supervision, the cleaning and preparation of surfaces, including metal and fiberglass surfaces free of grease, dirt, scale, rust, and old contaminants; and applying paint in accordance with drawing instructions and MIL and SSPC Standards. 
  • Surfaces include parts, equipment, interiors, and exteriors of ships, and boats using brushes, spray guns, and rollers. 
  • The journeyman is responsible for: mixing preservation material in accordance with material data sheets; masking and taping necessary areas to protect customer property from collateral damage; inspecting preserved areas: and performing touch up work as needed. 
  • Work is accomplished in all phases of ship repair and modernization of maritime vessels including US Naval Vessels, Military Sealift Command, and commercial ships and barges. 
  • The position requires a comprehensive understanding of the preservation process and the drive to accomplish quality work on schedule. 
  • The capabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must be able to comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence.
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding of ship repair terminology and ship compartment location nomenclature.
  • Must be physically and medically capable of wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. PPE includes hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.)
  • Must be able to write Condition Found Reports (CFR) describing the material condition of the ship as it pertains to the assigned work item, and provide recommended corrective action.
  • Must be able to effectively confer job related information to the supervisor, improvers, and helper.
  • Must have experience using hand and power tools associated with the trade in a safe manner. Must be able to scrape, sand, and needle gun surface to remove old paint and rust.
  • Must be able to apply coatings with a brush, roller, or spray gun.
  • Must have knowledge a working knowledge of the different types of coating systems.
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using US customary measurement system.
  • Must possess a basic understanding of the metric system. 
  • Arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time and end the shift as directed by the supervisor.
  • Work shifts and overtime as assigned.
  • Keep the work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift.
  • Accomplish work in accordance with SSPC standards and as required by NavSea Standard Item 009- 32 or standards of other regulatory bodies as applicable.
  • Complete daily work assignments and provide status of unfinished work for shift turnover.
  • Use appropriate sections of NAVSEA, ABS, Coast Guard standards and manufacturer’s tech manuals required to accomplish the preservation task.
  • Provide guidance to Improvers and Helpers.
  • Provide Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) as required by the work specifications or assigned by the supervisor.
  • Comply with the Company’s “Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy” which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be businesslike and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.
  • Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Resolve unexpected events related to your assigned task in a professional manner.
  • Six (6) years of related experience, three (3) of which must be in the maritime environment, working on Navy vessels. 
  • Must have OSHA 10 and fire watch certification.
  • Must be DBIDs eligible, and able to work any shift as needed.

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