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QP Painter

Company name
General Dynamics Electric Boat

North Kingstown, RI

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General Dynamics is the world\u2019s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company\u2019s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.
General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Job Description
Painters preserve the hull and components by sealing the submarine with chemicals and paints that prevent corrosion and protect against the accumulation of marine life. With the use of industrial equipment, painters perform surface preparation and painting functions. Surface preparation involves solvent washing, sanding and/or grit blasting. Painting with water based enamel and epoxy-polyamide coatings is accomplished by brush, roller, airless spray and other specialized equipment. Painters are also required to measure and document paint thicknesses in order to maintain a high level of quality.
Painters also regularly use various shop equipment including table saws, drill presses, routers, sandblast equipment and air and electric hand held tools. This position also involves working at heights and confined spaces as well as the use of air fed respirators and the installation of molds for other types of coatings
Education/ Experience
Seeking all skill levels:

Previous paint/coatings or related experience is preferred
Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment is desired
Previous carpentry or auto body experience or related trade training is preferred
Knowledge and use of Graco or equivalent painting tools & equipment helpful
NACE certification a plus
Military/Navy experience preferred
Previous military shipbuilding experience is preferred
Ability to read blueprints and work with basic hand and power tools is helpful
Experience applying coatings via brush, roller, conventional sprayers & airless sprayers is desired
High school diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs
Individuals who are either enrolled or have completed the Shipbuilding/Marine Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) program or individuals who are signed up with Network RI /RI Department of Labor and Training are highly desired
On the job training will be provided


Applicant must apply for a DoD security clearance as a condition of employment
Must possess basic mathematical, communication and interpersonal skills
Must be able to read and interpret written policies, procedures and guidelines
Must be able to work all shifts, heights, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions
Applicant will be required to work in a collaborative and team environment and meet organizational goals
Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools

Physical QualificationsClimbing, Color Vision, Crawling, Heavy Lifting, Kneeling, Light Lifting, Medium Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping, Twisting
Environmental AttributesAcids or Alkalis, Cold, Dry, Dusty, Fumes, Hot, Inside, Noise, Oily, Wet

Company info

General Dynamics Electric Boat
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Company Profile
Electric Boat - the past, present and future of submarines. Established in 1899, Electric Boat has established standards of excellence in the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy.

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