Certified Paint and Coatings Inspector

Jan 04 2019
Job Description
Certified Paint/Coatings Inspector (Honolulu, HI)


Essential job Duties &Responsibilities:
  • Apply SSPC, NACE, and NAVSEA standards as required.
  • Provide oversight of coatings/painting activity
  • Visit worksites, QA checks on work in progress
  • Deliver paperwork and complete forms/reports as required
  • Apply standards to maximize customer satisfaction and time driven goals and eliminate re-work and missed deadlines/checkpoints.
  • Communicate clearly and accurately
  • Strong leadership and customer service skills
  • Good attitude and personality with excellent work ethic and interpersonal skills
  • Organized and punctual
  • Establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Assist in preparing bids for painting/blasting work
  • Keep CS informed of current activity and future requirements
  • Train and certify personnel
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions/Job Environment:
This position requires working outside in the elements with the following characteristics:
  • A requirement for initial certification and recertification (every five years) is verification from a licensed physician or physician assistant that the applicant is physically fit and free of debilitating illness and injury that could inhibit the individual from effectively performing the duties of a Coatings Inspector. Among the criteria that the licensed physician or physician assistant will assess are (but not limited to):
  • Work in extreme temperature (heat and cold) for extended periods exceeding one hour.
  • Safely move about on slippery, sloping, uneven and unstable surfaces.
  • Safely enter, move about within and egress cargo tanks, cargo holds and other confined spaces that may involve maneuvering over 6 ft (1.8 m) ship framing; climbing up and down 30 ft (9.1 m) vertical ladders and 80ft (24.3 m) stairways.
  • Safely move between spaces and into/out of compartments on marine vessels that can involve stepping over a door threshold or coaming of 24 inches (61 cm) in height; moving through restricted openings or man holes of 24 inches by 24 inches (61 cm X 61 cm), crouching (lowering height by bending knees); kneeling (placing knees on ground); and stooping (lowering height by bending at the waist).
  • Manipulate mechanical devices using manual and digital dexterity, and strength to open and close watertight doors that may weigh up to 55 pounds (25 kg).
  • Perform visual inspections and surveys that can involve the use of hand tools such as spanners, valve wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Supervises
  • Responsible for the managing, mentoring and review of performance on a regular basis

Education/Training Requirements:
  • 3-5 years in industrial coatings QC setting. Shipyard/ship repair/marine coatings experience a plus
  • NACE level I or II
  • NBPI certification a plus
  • SSPC C7 and C14 certifications a plus
  • Knowledge of the marine industry and NAVSEA Standards
  • Proficient with Word and Excel scheduling software, i.e. MS Project
  • Must be flexible in work hours
  • Ability to organize and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Interpersonal skills, good attitude, and exceptional work ethic
  • Work requires establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain DBIDS and TWIC card
  • Valid State of Hawaii drivers’ license in good standing, class 3 or higher


Department: Production
This is a full time position