MARINE PAINTER - ENTRY-LEVEL (Special Shift)Location: Newport News, Virginia, United StatesDate: Nov 1, 2020Job DescriptionThis Entry-Level Marine Painter position is located in our Blast & Coat Facility and is designated for a special shift assignment. This candidate will work 12-hour shifts, 4 days a week. These special shift hours are 4 consecutive days each week, followed by 4 days off:
First Shift 6:00 am – 6:00pmSecond Shift 6:00 pm – 6:00 amThe Marine Painter will be 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.Watch this trainee video to learn more:Basic QualificationsCandidates must able to work at extreme heights or small 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. Must be able to pass Work Keys testing requirements and Physical Agility Test.Preferred QualificationsHigh school graduate or equivalent preferredReq ID: 3587 Department: X33 SURF PREP & TREAT DE Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) Travel Required: No Shift: Multiple Relocation: No relocation assistance available Education: None Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No-Teleworking is not available for this position US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start Company Statement:Huntington Ingalls Industries employs more than 42,000 people throughout the United States and around the world. We are America’s largest military shipbuilder and one of the largest defense contractors for unmanned systems, nuclear and environmental services and fleet sustainment. Our employees build, engineer and innovate complex products and solutions for our customers on a daily basis - we do the Hard Stuff, Done Right. Each year we hire thousands of business, engineering, IT professionals and tradespersons to accomplish our mission. Why not become part of something bigger than yourself, find your purpose, and join HII today.EEO Statement:Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.