Shipboard Painter/Lagger/Insulator

Clearance Level
Chula Vista, California
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success


Hand Tools

Power Tools

REQ#: RQ143150
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

The painter/lagger is responsible for the correct and total application of power tool cleaning, brush and roll painting, striping, paint mixing, assisting and mechanics with other basic marine preservation duties.

The painter/lagger installs insulating material to shipboard equipment and components, bulkheads, ventilation ducting, piping and overhead of ship structure.

Wires pre-formed fiberglass and calcium silicate pipe covering.

Trowels mastic or cement on fiberglass cloth.

Fits thermos-block insulation to boiler drums, evaporators and steam turbines.

Wires insulation on machinery and provides wire netting for retention and covers.

Measures sizes and fabricates portable pads using heavy cloth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES Brush and roll painting for various applications Applying the Stripe Coat for paint applications Assisting with Rigging and containment Understanding the Equipment operation (Various) Have experience with marine preparation and coatings application.

Must have reliable record of attendance and punctuality and be available for overtime as required. Regular, reliable onsite attendance is an essential function of this job.

Must be able to physically transit all areas of the facility and the drydock.

Must be able to spend up to 90% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates.

Regularly required to sit, stand, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects or controls, and to talk and hear.

Must have good eye/hand coordination.

Must be familiar with working in a naval-ship-work-environment and be able to go aboard marine vessels and the drydock, climb ladders, work in tanks and confined spaces, and wear personal protective equipment.

Must be able to access all work locations, including government and private shipyards and/or vessels.

HS Diploma/GED required; 3+ years of directly-related experience


Knowledge of ship repair processes and procedures preferred.

Must be able to obtain OSHA10 Hour Safety Certification.

A minimum of 3 years experience working for a marine coating company performing marine preparation and coatings application (or equivalent U.S. Navy training and experience) is preferred.

Must be able to gain access to government facilities Must be willing to travel and work away from the home office for periods of time Must have reliable transportation Must be able to lift 50 pounds Must be able to work aboard vessels, climb ladders, and work in tanks and confined spaces Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including a respirator Successfully demonstrated knowledge of shipyard policies and procedures.

Must be able to climb vertical ladders and scaffolding, and work at heights.

Must be physically able to commute to various areas of shipyard.

Must be a US Citizen

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

1 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely hourly rate for this position is between $19.08 - $31.86, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.