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Marine Painter

Everett Ship Repair is the Pacific Northwest’s Premier Ship Repair Facility.  Founded in 2019, Everett Ship Repair offers vast ship repair capabilities from its facility in Everett, Washington, including repair, maintenance, and conversion services for any type of commercial vessels, with focus on commercial workboats and passenger vessels.  With the US Navy as our neighbor, it is no secret that we are in aggressive pursuit of earning their business as we grow our footprint, skills, and profile in this market.  Together with our sister company Nichols Brothers Boat Builders and Shared Ice Services, we represent the heft and might of Ice Cap Holdings’ presence in the maritime community of the Pacific Northwest.  With impressive dry-docking capacity, and an opportunity to be part of an emerging team of industry veterans and highly skilled tradesmen, ESR strives to continuously improve our repair and construction methods into efficient and reliable processes.  We seek tradesmen who share that view, value learning opportunities, and desire an opportunity to apply their skills in our progressive environment.

We are now seeking a Marine Painter, who will work primarily in surface preparation and painting of marine vessels currently under production or as finishing work on major repair projects.

What You will Do

  • Perform duties associated with abrasive blasting operations for surface preparation of interior and exterior tanks, engine room and interior compartments and other sites as required by each project — based upon specifications for each vessel.
  • Prepare coating materials by blasting, cleaning, preparing, masking and mixing in various additives such as two- or three-part paints for:
    • tanks,
    • voids,
    • bilges,
    • passageways,
    • machinery/propulsion spaces,
    • interior bulkheads and
    • exterior surfaces

all with the proper applications with brushes or rollers, for the paint millage required by written technical direction.

  • Perform needle gunning, hand or mechanical sanding to prepare the surface for final painting.
  • Meet environmental requirements and best Shipyard practices in acquisition, application, removal and disposal of paint, paint waste or residuals in accordance with OSHA requirements and federal and state laws
  • Apply paint free of discontinuities such as holidays, runs, and drips.
  • Measure for, cut, and install needed insulation materials (taping and covering) for insulation systems.
  • Measure, cut, and apply vinyl stickers to hull and assemblies as required.
  • Work as a member of a team demonstrating skills to effectively communicate, adapt, interpret and problem solve.
  • Always embrace ESR safety culture and practice safe shipyard work practices and housekeeping
  • Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with fellow crew members and supervisors
  • Share your knowledge in the trade with other employees, especially those in learning or apprentice roles
  • Other tasks as needed that may arise in our exciting start-up work environment

 What You Bring to Our Team

  • 4+ years’ experience as a Marine Painter
  • Ability to perform full range of skills required for journeymen in the paint trade, including both the blasting and spraying from start to finish with little supervision
  • Awareness of and respect for regulatory standards (SOLIS, ABS, and PSPC)
  • Ability to understand and apply basic math skills
  • Respect for environmental stewardship in use, storage, handling, and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Knowledge of shipyard safety practices
  • High School Education or equivalent or relevant vocational education
  • Ability to read, interpret and work from drawings and blueprints
  • Ability to express ideas concisely and clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work overtime or shift work as necessary
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work at heights of 60 ft.
  • Ability to enter confined spaces using a respirator, and work in small workspaces at odd angles.

What Additional Things Would Distinguish You

  • Certification as a C-12 air sprayer and C-14 airless sprayer (NACE/NBPI; SSPC standards)
  • Certification as a C-7 blaster (NACE/NBPI; SSPC standards)
  • Experience and knowledge of epoxies
  • Basic Welding Skills (Stick welding)
  • Certification or skills and experience in driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklift or manlifts
  • Knowledge of and experience using fibrous protective coverings (for insulation work)
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment malfunctions with paint sprayers and other machinery used in the trade
  • Previous experience in a shipyard (new construction or repair)
  • Certification as a Shipyard Competent Person
  • Interest in and aptitude for taking on future crew leadership roles

 Equal Employment Opportunity:  Everett Ship Repair, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, political affiliation, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

Pay: $28.55 per hour to $34.14per hour.


  • 401(k) and 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Dental insurance
  • Group Life Insurance with Optional supplemental life and disability insurance programs
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Culture of Learning with State-Certified Apprenticeship Programs

How to Apply

Application form available by clicking here: ESR Application Form

Submit completed application form online to,

Or mail to:

Everett Ship Repair
Attn: Human Resources
5400 Cameron Road
Freeland, WA 98249.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Everett Ship Repair is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, political affiliation, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.