Shipyard painter helper - swing shift at Foss Maritime in Seattle, Washington

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Job Description:


Seattle Shipyard Painter Employees are responsible for the painting interior cabins and tanks and exterior surfaces of vessels.


  • Assist higher classified employees, following directions, observing & learning, become familiar with work.
  • Assist higher classified employees with basic paint set up
  • Taping, masking and preparing work area
  • Mixing paint
  • Apply paint with brush, roller, or spray
  • Prep work area, cleaning with pressure washing, or wipe by hand
  • Retrieve parts and tools & supplies
  • May be required to travel to jobsites away from Shipyard and utilize company vehicle.
  • Ability to read Competent Person board.
  • Maintain organization and housekeeping in work area and shop
  • Enter and move through manholes to reach and work in internally confined spaces.
  • Transverse gangways and scaffolding at varying heights
  • Adhere to all company safety, environmental, quality assurance and security programs
  • Adhere to company policies
  • Other duties as assigned


Entry level position. This position generally requires 0-2 years' experience, preferably within the maritime industry. Must be a union member in good standing, or join union upon hiring in. A physical and pre-employment drug testing are also pre-requisite of employment. Fork lift certification required.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a Shipyard and there may be extreme temperatures and conditions. At time you will work in areas that have less adequate ventilation. There will be heavy lifting and climbing to work in high places and confined spaces. The work can often be dirty and difficult. May be required to work more than a normal workweek, including weekends. Travel may also be required. Regular and predictable attendance is a requirement.

Physical/Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk & sit; use hands or fingers; handle or feel; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, squat, kneel, twist and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and frequently lift up to 25 pounds. May be required to work more than a normal workweek, including weekends. Travel may also be required.

Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Foss is a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.