Painter - Electric Boat

North Kingstown, RI 02852

Posted: 10/31/2018 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 1217

Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future is recruiting candidates for Electric Boat.  Please read more about Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future at the end of this job description. 

COMPANY NAME:  Electric Boat
JOB TITLE:   Painter
LOCATION: North Kingstown, RI
HOURS:  1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts

Key Responsibilities:

Painters preserve the hull and components by sealing the submarine with chemicals and paints that prevent corrosion and protect against the accumulation of marine life. With the use of industrial equipment, painters perform surface preparation and painting functions. Surface preparation involves solvent washing, sanding and/or grit blasting. Painting with water based enamel and epoxy-polyamide coatings is accomplished by brush, roller, airless spray and other specialized equipment. Painters are also required to measure and document paint thicknesses in order to maintain a high level of quality.


Painters also regularly use various shop equipment including table saws, drill presses, routers, sandblast equipment and air and electric hand held tools. This position also involves working at heights and confined spaces as well as the use of air fed respirators and the installation of molds for other types of coatings.


Successful candidates will have:
Previous paint/coatings, auto body, carpentry experience or training is required

Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment is desired

Knowledge and use of Graco or equivalent painting tools & equipment helpful

NACE certification a plus

Previous military shipbuilding experience is preferred

Ability to read blueprints and work with basic hand and power tools is helpful

Experience applying coatings via brush, roller, conventional sprayers & airless sprayers is desired

High school diploma/GED preferred

Applicant must apply for a DoD security clearance as a condition of employment

Must possess basic mathematical, communication and interpersonal skills

Must be able to read and interpret written policies, procedures and guidelines

Must be able to work all shifts, heights, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions

Applicant will be required to work in a collaborative and team environment and meet organizational goals

Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools


For more information and a full job description, please visit Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future website at  Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future and Electric Boat will make the final hiring decisions. 

Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work.  Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future’ s team will guide  and provide you with support  throughout the hiring process.

Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work.

Duncan Ermer

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