Huntington Ingalls Industries MARINE PAINTER in Newport News, Virginia
X33: Surface Prep & Treat
External Job Description:
This position is for painters who have EXPERIENCE with naval, commercial, or industrial coating applications.
The Marine Painters are trained to SSP-3 and SSPC-SP-11 standards using power tools. A candidate must be able to learn the proper method for applying coatings while maintaining desired MIL thickness. A candidate will be required to work in a physically demanding environment including confined spaces and heights. A candidate must be able to use power tools, hand tools, or chemicals to accomplish cleaning of surfaces prior to applying coating systems. Nearly every component or structural element aboard ship requires specific coatings, this is why the painter is responsible for selecting and applying a wide variety of marine coating systems. Coatings protect the steel and other surfaces from rust and corrosion, protect the underwater portion from the attachment of marine life, and enhance the general appearance of the ship. The painter prepares the surface, masks unpainted areas, sandblast surfaces, selects the methods of coating application and provides suitable curing conditions. In addition to modern paint techniques, the painter may work with power coating, non-skid, and other special hull treatments. The painter must interpret paint schedules, calculate surface areas, estimate the amount of materials required, test the grade, viscosity and fineness of the paint, and perform final quality inspections.
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Auto req ID:
Experienced Marine Painter
Qualified candidates must have at least one (1) of the two (2) below in order to be considered for this position:
(A) Two or more years experience in Paint, Blasting, Insulating, Sheetrock/Plaster, Carpentry/Construction, or similar experience.
(B) Successfully completed a technical/vocational program in Carpentry, Construction, Coatings/Auto Body Repair or a similar program and/or have completed related military training.
Candidates must not be afraid of heights or working in confined spaces. Must be able to kneel, squat, crawl, bend, stoop, and climb. Must be able to lift 40 lbs and must take and pass a respirator fit test. Must be able to work assigned shift as production needs.
NN SHIPBUILDING (0265)
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.
No relocation assistance available
Newport News-Virginia-United States
US Citizenship Required for this Position:
Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled Welcome. U.S. citizenship required for most positions.
Experience in commercial or industrial paint
High school graduate or equivalent preferred