Paint Lead Person

Company Name Senesco Marine
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted November 2, 2020
Job Type Full-time


Job Description

A Paint Department Lead Person must be able to perform a wide range of assignments within the shipyard, including but not limited to; supervise the paint functions by planning, scheduling, assigning, and monitoring the work of assigned staff, etc. Must be able to read and understand coating specification, Product Data Sheet, Safety Data Sheet, and Surface Preparation Standards. Must know coating application techniques, carry out inspections and monitor: climatic conditions, surface preparation and coating sequence and application. Must comply with all safety procedures and guidelines, and comply with all company issued policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Must have excellent work ethic including, excellent attendance, punctually, and the desire to complete designated work in a timely fashion.

Job Responsibilities

  • The employee is required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to half-face respirator, full-face respirator, supplied-air respirator, abrasive blasting airline respirator helmets, hardhat, face shield, safety goggles, safety glasses, safety shoes (steel toe), safety harness, gloves, ear plugs or other protective clothing as determined by a Senesco Marine Job Hazard Analysis.
  • The employee must report all accidents or injuries to their supervisor and the Environmental Safety and Health Department.
  • The employee must report to their supervisor any and all damages to equipment, or broken and misused tools.
  • The employee may be working in several different areas and environments; this includes work inside and outside of buildings or structures.
  • The employee needs to work at a pace consistent with meeting company deadlines.
  • The employee may be required to apply a one coat system or multiple coats system by brush, roller and spray.
  • The employee is required to carry out inspections and monitor: climatic conditions, surface preparation, coating sequence and application.
  • Supervises and trains other painters.
  • Take precautions to prevent spills and overspray.
  • Inspect completed work and evaluate quality and amount of work accomplished in given time.
  • Estimate material and equipment required for assigned jobs.
  • Ensure daily cleanup of all tools and equipment.


  • Must have at least five years of industrial painting experience and minimum three years as a competent Lead person.
  • Must understand shipyard language and protocol.
  • Must have the understanding and ability to operate a wide range of small electric or pneumatic hand tools.
  • Must have a general understanding on how to operate air compressor, man lift, scissor lift, both pneumatic and electric spray pump.
  • Must be able to read and understand equipment manuals, service manuals, and parts manuals to maintain and service as needed.
  • Must be an excellent communicator, both written and oral, and be able to identify and report any and all problems and discrepancies to their supervisor and request assistance if necessary.
  • Must be able to lead and direct painting crew for job completion.
  • Must begin to assist other employees with the different phases of construction.
  • Must be able to take instructions and follow directions from upper class employees and supervisors.
  • Must have a willingness to learn new techniques.
  • Must be able to assist other class employees to achieve their goals.
  • Must be able to maintain a clean work environment.
  • Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by Senesco job hazard analysis.
  • Must be able to meet the work schedule.
  • Must complete any other task or assignment as directed by a supervisor.

Physical Demands

  • The employee must have correctable vision to 20/40; however contact lenses are not permitted in certain production area positions.
  • The employee must pass the Ishihara test for color blindness and have the ability to read and understand safety symbols and colors, (i.e. red, yellow, green, etc.).
  • The employee must pass a pulmonary function exam for positions requiring respiratory protection.
  • The employee must be able to stand, sit, walk, squat, kneel, stoop, or climb stairs or a ladder.
  • The employee must be able to perform overhead work, as necessary, with full range of motion.
  • The employee must not be claustrophobic and may be required to work in confined spaces.
  • The employee must have the capability to maneuver through openings as small as 18 inches by 23 inches, and would need to be able to move and crawl into awkward positions.
  • The employee must have good balance and the capability of standing on each foot for a period of 30 seconds or more.
  • The employee must not have a fear of heights and may be required to work in an elevated environment (which could include heights of more than 50 feet) on scaffolding, from staging, planking, or a mechanical lift.
  • The employee must be able to carry tools and or equipment to their designated work area. They could include but are not limited to the tools associated with their trade, or others as designated by their responsibilities. The approximate weight could be as much as 75 pounds.

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