Marine Painters and Powertoolers

NORFOLK, Virginia
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NORFOLK, Virginia

Job Type

Temp to Perm

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Hourly Rate

$14.00 - $17.00

Work Hours


Experience Required


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Job Description

PeopleReady is hiring immediately for Marine Painters and Powertoolers.

A shipyard painter works to prepare, paint, or repaint the surfaces of marine vessels and equipment. … You may prep surfaces, apply paint, or remove previous colors from wood, fiberglass, or metal. Other preparation responsibilities may involve mixing paint to required specifications.



Weekly Pay


Job Description:

  • Prepares wood, fiberglass, and metal surfaces for painting, and paints parts, equipment, interiors, and exteriors of ships, boats, and shipyard and marina buildings, using brushes, spray guns, and rollers: Mixes solvents according to formula, and immerses parts in solution or washes surfaces to remove grease, rust, scale, and dirt.
  • Burns off old paint, using blowtorch.
  • Needlegunning
  • Fills cracks and holes with patching plaster, putty, or plastic wood.
  • Washes and treats surfaces with oil, turpentine, and other preparations.
  • Brushes and rubs filler material into grained wood to prepare surfaces for painting.
  • Mixes and matches colors of paint, varnish, stain, shellac, and calcimine.
  • Operates spray painting equipment or brushes or rolls paint on surfaces.
  • Sands surfaces between coats and polishes final coat to specified finish.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 2 Year shipyard experience
  • Must be able to pass a background check to gain access to all local Naval bases.
  • Must be willing to work overtime

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PeopleReady Skilled Trades is a specialized division of PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI). Since 1987, we have connected tradespeople and work across a wide range of trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, solar installations and more. Whether you need a single tradesperson or require a coordinated effort to dispatch skilled workers across multiple projects, we ensure you have the right people with the right tools, on-site and on time.