Marine Painter

Ref No. EMP461441
Salary £19/hour
Location Lowestoft, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract ()
Job Status Applicants Required


An opportunity has arisen for a Marine Painter based at a busy commercial shipyard in Lowestoft.


Ship refit/repair experience

The Job

The suitable candidate must have come from a shipyard environment with ship refit/repair experience.

Key requirements:

Read and understand basic general arrangement, to class society rules / standards
Good understanding of shipbuilding/ship repair practices.
Must be able to carry out pressure washing, coating preparation of steel, apply coatings of paint, mark out to paint load lines, draught marks, names and numbers, also fitting of decals. Experience of painting internal tanks would be advantageous.
Must be able to set up, work with and maintain spray painting / blasting equipment.
Must be able to carry out docking / slipping / lift out of vessels
Be willing to train forklift, mobile access platforms, PASMA access scaffolding, Rescue teams, first aiders, tank testing, rigging / slinging methods.
Carry out duties with minimum supervision using own initiative to plan and prioritise workload within set timescales.
To assist Management in ensuring that all tools/equipment issued are accounted for and traceable to prevent financial loss to the Company and also to report any instances of theft/loss. Ensure all safety, regulatory, rule and Company changes/alterations to working practises are adhered to and that all necessary records and inspections are maintained at all times to comply with current legislation.

Ability to:

Read and interpret paint specifications / docking plans working drawings.
Make precise arm-hand positioning movements and maintain static arm-hand position. Make fine, highly controlled muscular movements to adjust the position of a control mechanism.
Make skilful, controlled manipulations of small objects. Clean equipment using appropriate materials.
Lift arms above shoulder level. Work in small, cramped areas. Work at heights or depths greater than ten feet. Climb ladders or stairs to reach objects. Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.
Work shifts nights, weekends additional hours Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.

Experience and Training:

Expected to be time served NVQ Level 3 apprenticeship with HNC/NC Painter Qualification.
Must have experience of all pipework materials / equipment installation methods.
Must have at least 3-5 years minimum trade experience in the marine industry.
Be prepared and confident to travel, as required, for the overall gain of the business. Full UK driving licence.
Must have good demonstrable organisational skills.
Must be able to interpret technical drawings, schematic parts manuals and diagrams and associated technical data & specifications.
Must be able to work as part of a team and be able to motivate.

Although this is a contract role, a permanent opportunity is available and therefore would suit someone within commuting distance or someone who is willing to relocate.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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