Painter and Powertooler

Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia

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$15.00 - $28.00

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Job Description

PeopleReady is hiring for Painter and Powertoolers to work on a long term project in Newport News. The Painter and Powertooler is responsible for preparing surfaces, applying coatings, and performing maintenance on ships and boats at the shipyard. They must have knowledge of painting techniques, types of paint, and the proper handling and use of powertools. The job requires the ability to work in confined spaces, at heights, and in outdoor environments.



  • Weekly Pay
  • Overtime
  • $14 - $16/ hour Depending on experience

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare surfaces for painting by cleaning, sanding, and scraping
  • Apply coatings using brushes, rollers, and spray equipment
  • Operate and maintain powertools such as grinders, sanders, and drills
  • Perform maintenance tasks on ships and boats, including repairing damaged areas and replacing equipment
  • Follow safety procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Collaborate with other team members to complete projects on time and within budget
  • Keep accurate records of work performed and materials used
  • Ensure the proper disposal of hazardous materials
  • Power-tool decking with needlegun, grinder and deck crawler

Working Conditions: The job requires working outdoors and in confined spaces, as well as at heights. The work can be physically demanding and may require the use of protective equipment such as respirators, gloves, and goggles. The job may also require working overtime and on weekends.

Qualifications & Experience

  • 2 Years previous experience as a painter or powertooler preferred
  • Knowledge of painting techniques and types of paint
  • Ability to operate powertools and perform maintenance tasks
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in confined spaces, at heights, and in outdoor environments
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and overtime as needed
  • Physical ability to perform job duties, including lifting and carrying heavy equipment and materials

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Painter and Powertooler

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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.