painter Vancouver

Seaspan Corporation
Full Time Vancouver 95077 - 12.04 CAD HOURLY Today
Job description

Marine Painter/Blaster - Vancouver Shipyards

Seaspan Shipyards is proud to be Canada’s long-term, strategic shipbuilding partner for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. As a direct result of this work, while creating jobs and rebuilding our domestic shipbuilding industry, Seaspan Shipyards is delivering on the promise of ships built in Canada, by Canadians.

Vancouver Shipyards, based in North Vancouver, has a very busy and exciting year ahead, as we continue to make progress on two 174m long Joint Support Ships (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy – the largest ships ever built in Canada! We are also constructing an Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV) for the Canadian Coast Guard, and have secured significant contracts to design and build a Polar Icebreaker and several Multi-Purpose Vessels. These projects will bring long-term job stability for many years to come.

The Painters and Sandblasters in the shipbuilding industry play a major role in vessel protection and preservation. Painters and Sandblasters protect the Canadian government’s assets by applying engineered coatings to the surfaces of the vessels. They also apply specially designed coatings to aid in quality-of-life improvements for the ship’s crew, non-skid coatings provide crew members with sure footing when at sea, noise dampening coatings reduce the vibratory noise emission between spaces. As a leader in shipbuilding in Canada Seaspan possesses many cutting-edge technologies for surface preparation along with top-end industry standard tooling and equipment. Seaspan is currently seeking Red Seal Industrial Journeyperson Painters / Blasters along with non-ticketed Blasters, Spray Painters, and Brush and Roll Painters with industrial experience.

Now is a great time to join the team at Seaspan and be part of the regeneration of the shipbuilding tradition and become a member of a talented, diverse team that is forging a bright future for Canadian shipbuilding at one of the most modern shipyards in North America.


  • Apply coatings by operating conventional spray systems, airless spray systems, and plural spray systems. Proficient in the application and use of plural spray systems preferred.
  • Safely operate various types of equipment and tools such as blast pots, spray guns, airless spray systems, sandblasting tools and equipment, and rust removal hand and pneumatic tools
  • Spray with a consistent thickness, as well as apply paint with a brush and roll
  • Operate and maintain spray equipment including general equipment troubleshooting
  • Apply masking materials to protect designated areas from paint and overspray
  • Ability to understand and read and interpret material safety and datasheet. An understanding of drawings, sketches, and/or blueprints is a benefit
  • Apply masking materials to protect designated areas from the abrasive blasting
  • Meet environmental requirements and best Shipyard practices in acquisition, application, removal, and disposal of paint, paint waste, or residuals in accordance with all requirements and federal and province laws
  • Perform other related duties as required
  • Arrive to work on time during your scheduled shifts.

Education & Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent vocational education
  • Minimum 2 years of coatings related experience in shipbuilding and/or industrial industries
  • Knowledge/experience with industrial high-performance coatings is a benefit
  • Knowledge/experience of modern shipbuilding process and terminology is a benefit
  • Ability to read engineering/masking drawings and specifications is a benefit
  • Possess knowledge of (SSPC/NACE) coating standards
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal in the English language
  • Ability to work in a team environment or individually with a positive attitude

Skills, Knowledge, and Required Competencies

  • Knowledge of various blasts methods and processes (wet & dry blast)
  • Apply epoxy, polyurethane, and high solids coatings, etc
  • Mixing of paints as per manufacturer instructions
  • Power tool surface prep to AAMP standards (formally NACE/SSPC)

These are Union roles with Marine & Shipbuilders - Local 506 and offer excellent health, welfare & pension packages after the completion of 480 hours. The regular Painter/Sandblaster will earn $45.71p/hr and Red Seal Journeyperson will earn $47.42 p/hr (overtime is double time).

If you are interested in future opportunities, please apply online today, or send your resume to [email protected]


By applying, you agree that Seaspan may share your resume with our Union partner, Marine & Shipbuilders - Local 506.

Note: Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

About Seaspan Corporation

CEO: Bing Chen
Revenue: $2 to $5 billion (USD)
Size: 1001 to 5000 Employees
Type: Company - Public
Year Founded: 2005

Seaspan Corporation
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Bing Chen
$2 to $5 billion (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
Company - Public
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