Lead Marine Finish Painter

LOCATION: Miami, Florida
FULL/PART: Full TimePart Time

Job Description for Lead Marine Finish Painter

RMK Merrill-Stevens, Florida’s Oldest Shipyard, is under Major Renovation requiring an Industry Experienced Lead Marine Finish Painter to manage a team to deliver finished paint jobs. Work must be of the highest international standards to meet Classification Society Requirements of ABS, Lloyds and the US Coast Guard. Our customers and employees need the full support of a detail oriented Marine Finish Painter with full working knowledge of various finishes such as varnish, shellac, and enamels. As a Member of our Paint Department, your work with painting equipment used in coating applications requires you to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and service order specifications. Taking responsibility, maintaining flexibility and safely performing multiple duties and tasks under stressful or hazardous conditions will lead you to success in our fast-paced environment. Job Responsibilities: • Act as a lead for employees as well as assist when needed. • Must have a through working knowledge of marine coating application and surface preparation for various surfaces and types of spray-painting machines and equipment used in coating applications. • Surface preparation (sanding, blasting, cleaning, etc.). • Removing old coatings using chemicals. • Applying primers and finish coats. • Estimating and ordering the quantity and type of coatings and materials needed for each task. • Yacht quality and experience is necessary and previous project list helpful. Working Conditions: • Work outdoors frequently exposed to prevailing weather conditions. • Work indoor or aboard vessel which may have fumes, chemicals and heat as well as noise, dust and odors. • Dynamic, fast-paced outdoor setting with moderate to loud noise levels from production activity in the shipyard. • May be exposed to vibrations, smoke, acids, degreasing cleaners, fumes dust, solvents, oil, grease, and confined spaces. • Frequent climbing of inclined stairways and vertical required. • Work aboard the vessels can be strenuous and sometimes hazardous. • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Required Safety Equipment: • Requires wearing protective clothing with no holes. • Requires eye protection, respirator and hearing protection; may require wearing a hard hat and/or welder's helmet.

Qualifications for Lead Marine Finish Painter

Required Experience and Education: • High School Diploma or GED required. • Vocational, Technical and/or trade school highly preferred. • Minimum of 5 years’ experience. • Lead experience required. • Marine certification highly preferred. Required Service and Interpersonal Skills: • Tendency to display endurance and capacity for a fast pace. • Able to work independently at times and make sound decisions. • Knows limitations and when to ask for help. • The ability to stoop, crouch, pull, push, reach, hear, near vision, kneel, talk, stand, grasp and lift to 50 lbs. while working around moving machinery on a moving ship.

How to Apply for Lead Marine Finish Painter

RMK Merrill-Stevens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To apply, visit www.rmkms.com/careers to fill-out the online application and upload your resume.

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