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Marine Painter

QED Systems Inc.

Virgnia Beach, Virginia 23455
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Full Time
  • Ship Building/Ship Repair
  • General/Other
QED Systems Inc.
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Job Details

Candidate will have experience and ability to:

Journeyman level work in preparing and painting various wood, fiberglass and metal surfaces on the interiors and exteriors of ships, boats, and shipyard and marina buildings.

Work involves using power tools, hand tools, or chemicals to accomplish cleaning of surfaces prior to applying coating systems.  The painter prepares the surface, masks unpainted areas, sandblast surfaces, selects the methods of coating application and provides suitable curing conditions.


Prepare 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.


Burn off old paint, using blowtorch.


Smooth wooden and plaster surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, and sanding machines. 

Fill cracks and holes with patching plaster, putty, or plastic wood. 

Wash and treat surfaces with oil, turpentine, and other preparations.

Mix and match colors of paint, varnish, stain, shellac, and calcimine.

Operate spray painting equipment or brushes or rolls paint on surfaces. 

Sand surfaces between coats and polishes final coat to specified finish. 

Perform related work as required. 

Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, materials, and tools of the paining trade. 

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. 

Ability to work from oral and written instructions, sketches, and diagrams. 

Ability to maintain good relationships with personnel of other departments. 

Ability to work from ladders and scaffolds. 

Skill in use of standard tools and equipment of the painting trade.



Graduation from a standard vocational or high school or GED

Min 3 years of experience as a painter in a shipyard

Security Clearance: Candidate will currently possess or be able to obtain a CONFIDENTIAL Government security clearance.


Travel: Infrequent out of area travel. 

EOE M/F: QED is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Contact Information: Submit resume for this position by email to

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