Main Industries

Marine Spray Painter - Hampton

Hampton, VA

Job Description

Marine Spray Painter

Posted: Sunday, 3/31/2024
Marine Spray Painter

Main Industries


Main Industries has been serving the marine and industrial market for over 40 years. Beginning as a premiere marine coatings company, Main has grown into a multi-craft industry leader in marine and industrial scaffolding and access in addition to its decades of experience in marine and industrial surface prep and coatings.

Main is hiring for full-time Marine Spray Painters. No relocation or per diem available.

A marine spray painter applies epoxy and non-epoxy coatings via spray application to ship tanks, bilges, underwater hulls, freeboards, ship topsides, ship interiors or any other areas on a vessel requiring spray application of specified coatings. Additionally, marine spray painters may work on shipyard/marine site facility projects applying epoxy and non-epoxy coatings to tanks, structural steel, or any other designated area in support of site facilities projects. The marine spray painters should have a working knowledge of airless pumps, plural component pumps, and high volume low pressure air pumps. Proper set up, use, cleaning and breakdown of each of these pumps will be the responsibility of the marine spray painter. The marine spray painter should be able to read, understand, and follow a paint manufactures' product data sheet.

Note: No phone calls regarding position details or application status. All inquires by email.

Job Type: Full-time, hourly

Required experience: Two years (2) experience as a marine or industrial spray painter using an airless pump, plural component pump and/or high volume low pressure air pump.

  • Must be 18 years' old
  • Experience working in a physically demanding environment; confined spaces, working at heights
  • Be respirator fit tested and trained in respiratory safety per OSHA standards
  • Forklift training/certification a plus (additional training will be required once hired for those using a forklift)
  • Aerial man lift training/certification a plus (additional training will be required once hired for those using an aerial man lift)
  • Understand and carry out verbal directions given by supervisor
  • Understand and obey all posted warning, caution, notification and/or hazards signs posted on a job site
  • All candidates must submit to drug testing and E-Verification of their right to work in the US
  • A criminal background check may be required
  • Current TWIC badge a plus
  • Current SSPC MPAC C14 or SSPC C12 certification a plus
  • Reliable transportation a must

No overtime is guaranteed, but some projects do require overtime. This could be more than 40 hours during the normal Monday Friday work week, work on the weekends or both. Some projects do have a night shift. You will be expected to be at work on all days/nights assigned.


In addition to competitive pay, we provide a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Our comprehensive benefits encourage our employees and their families to build a lifelong relationship with Main. Benefits subject to employment eligibility.

  • Vacation Pay
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental and vision plan
  • 401(k) savings plan

No phone calls regarding position details or application status. All inquires by email.

Main Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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