Date: Dec 10, 2023

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: Until Filled

Shift:                               ALL

Security Clearance:      No Clearance




Job Summary


Cleans and prepares wood or metal surfaces for painting. Removes dirt, grease, rust, scale and other contaminants. Masks and tapes areas not requiring painting. Paints parts, equipment and structural surfaces on interior and exterior of the ships and shipyard buildings. Mixes material in accordance with Product Data Sheet. Inspects prepared painted areas and performs touch-up work as needed. Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.


Qualification Standards


Must have one to three years of experience with hand brush and spray painting application, or be SSPC C-12 Certification accredited. Must have knowledge of surface preparation procedures, proper use and mixing of paints. Must have the ability to read and understand the Product Data Sheet. Must have ability to identify paint application requirements and equipment needed for coating application. Must be able to operate high reach equipment. Must have ability to work at heights, in confined spaces, and be able to work any shift. Must be able to access and move around ships safely; must have the ability to observe differences in color. Must comprehend written and verbal instructions and hear warning signals, read and comprehend safety instructions, regulations and warnings.


Essential Job Tasks


  1. Set up tools and equipment at job site to conduct surface preparation
  2.   Prepare surface to be painted
  3.   Set up spray paint equipment to conduct coating application
  4.   Mix paint materials according to PDS and apply coating to surface
  5.   Hand paint and/or spray paint in designated areas, inspect work for touch-up
  6.   Perform housekeeping on assigned work areas, during and at completion of work
  7.   Operate high reach equipment to prepare surface and to apply coating in hard to reach elevated areas
  8.   Remove scrap and perform general cleaning and sweeping
  9.   Other tasks as may be assigned relevant to the trade



Materials, Tools Equipment, Work Aids


Paint, solvents, biodegradable degreasers, masking material, various cleaning materials, cleaning equipment, air respirator, full face respirator, mechanical and hand tools, conventional and airless equipment. Personal protective equipment required.



Physical/Mental Involvement


Frequent lifting and carrying painting equipment, occasional lifting up to 94 lbs paint cans, pulling, standing, walking, reaching, sitting, kneeling, occasional crawling and reclining, frequent climbing, balancing, pushing, occasional arm rotation, frequent manual and finger dexterity,  Works in all areas of the shipyard and on board ships. Hearing warning signals and reading and comprehending safety instructions. Must be able to maintain general safety awareness and avoid hazards commonly present in employee’s work area.



Marginal Job Tasks


Works with the General Services Department in performing cross trade responsibilities, such as erecting and dismantling scaffold, water evacuation, load out and grooming compartments. Works with the Blast Department in performing cross trade responsibilities, such as blast setup, recovery, and blow down and final groom. Housekeeping in all work areas, including sweeping. May be required to attend safety, quality and/or process improvement meetings.


Environmental Factors


Exposure to fumes, odors, dust, gases, various climates and temperatures, and low ventilation conditions, all of which can cause discomfort and/or respiratory difficulties. Exposure to constantly moving machines and mechanical parts and high levels of constant noise.




$27.09 - $31.44



Hourly Roles

This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the hourly range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services. 


General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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