Marine and Shipbuilders Local 506
16 June 2022
North Vancouver, Canada
Job Type


Painter/Blasters primarily work in surface preparation and painting of the ships under construction
and perform surface preparation by mechanical tools, blasting and various methods of painting
utilizing marine coatings to specified contract requirements. Painter/Blasters must have experience
with the use of a variety of blast methods, experience in conventional, airless, and plural
component application.
If you are interested in being part of the regeneration of the Canadian shipbuilding industry and
secure well-paid work spanning the coming decade and beyond, then please send us your application
The requirements listed below are represent the knowledge, skills and ability required to succeed:
• Apply coatings by operating conventional spray systems, airless spray systems, and plural spray
systems. Proficient in the application and use of plural spray systems preferred.
• Safely operate various types of equipment and tools such as blast pots, spray guns, airless spray
systems, sandblasting tools and equipment and rust removal hand and pneumatic tools
• Spray with the consistent thickness, as well as apply paint with brush and roll
• Apply epoxy, polyurethane, and high solids coatings, etc
• Knowledge of various blasts methods and processes (wet & dry blast)
• Mixing of paints as per manufacture instructions
• Operate and maintain spray equipment when not pushing paint through, line and guns
blockages, and general equipment trouble shooting
• Apply masking materials to protect designated areas from paint and over spray
• Ability to understand and read and interpret material safety and data sheet. An understanding
of drawings, sketches, and/or blueprints is a benefit
• Apply masking materials to protect designated areas from the abrasive blasting
• Meet environmental requirements and best Shipyard practices in acquisition, application,
removal and disposal of paint, paint waste or residuals in accordance with all requirements
and federal and province laws
• Perform other related duties as required
Education & Qualifications
• High School Diploma or equivalent vocational education
• Minimum 2 years of coatings related experience in shipbuilding and/or industrial industries
• Knowledge/experience with industrial high performance coatings is a benefit
• Knowledge/experience of modern shipbuilding process and terminology is a benefit
• Ability to read engineering/masking drawings and specifications is a benefit
• Possess knowledge of (SSPC/NACE) coating standards
• Good communication skills both written and verbal in the English language
• Ability to work in a team environment or individually with a positive attitude.


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