Wolf Creek Federal Services Painter III (Marine Department)- Overseas in United States

Summary/General Description of Job:

The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Supervisor, Marine Shops in the successful day- to-day operation of the Marine Operations Welding/Paint Department.

Essential Duties & Job Functions:

  • Perform the abrasive blasting, priming, and painting of assigned U.S. Army vessels, buoys, other equipment and materials.
  • Applies surface coating/paint to U.S. Army vessels, buoys, and Syncrolift Dry Dock
  • Inventories, controls and properly stores all necessary paint, solvents, and abrasives
  • Inventories, controls and maintains all painting equipment and tools
  • Leads the Paint Shop team during all work performed
  • Assists in determining parts, supplies, and material requirements for job accomplishment
  • Participates with the on-the-job training of junior shop personnel
  • Assists in the writing Job Safety Analysis, “JSA”, for necessary tasks
  • Supports on-island vessel dry dockings, special projects and support for visiting ships, as needed
  • When the supervisor is off-island, will perform the duties and responsibilities associated with that position.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Accountable For:

  • Successfully leading a multicultural team.
  • The application of paint/surface coatings in accordance with U.S. Army “Painting of Water Craft” Technical Manual TB-014443
  • Complying with Safety Data Sheets (SDS) system’s and Hazardous Material storage.
  • Measuring vessel square footage to provide accurate estimate of product needed for each job
  • Ensuring the Paint Shop team at all times wears the appropriate PPE for the assigned tasks.
  • Following all Safety requirements, policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure the safety of each team member.
  • Creating a positive work environment.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years’ experience as a painter in a shipyard, Military, or Merchant Marine environment. Equivalent time served sailing as a Ships Bosun or Able Bodied Seaman will suffice.
  • One (1) year experience working in a supervisory role.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform proper surface preparation by abrasive blasting and mechanical means.
  • Familiarity working with Safety Data Sheet (SDS) systems.
  • Knowledgeable working with hazardous material and its proper storage.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
  • Required to pass a Federal Background Investigation to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC).
  • Possess a current U.S. Passport
  • Ability to pass a pre-hire background check and post offer drug screen and physical/ medical clearance.


  • Four (4) years’ experience as a painter in a shipyard, Military, or Merchant Marine environment.
  • Completion of an Industrial/Commercial painting training program.

Primary Location: KJ-KWAJALEIN ATOLL-Kwajalein

Schedule: Full-time

Number of Openings: 1

Job Number: KJ910233

Req ID: KJ910233