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Shipboard Carpenter

Portsmouth, VA 23702

Posted: 06/18/2024 Industry: Specific Job Number: AD825712617 Pay Rate: $21-31 / hour

Job Description

Integrity Staffing has a great Carpenter opportunity available!

Summary of position

Position performs routine physical labor; moving materials, tools, and/or equipment; cleaning equipment, vehicles, machinery, and work areas; operating various types of tools, such as, pneumatic, electric, and hand; brush roll or hand brush painting; assisting blasters by pulling hoses, mucking tanks, and removing grit. May be required to perform additional duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor for the completion of the job in a safe and timely manner.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Safely operate man lifts, forklifts, and other industrial equipment to move needed materials and accomplish work.
  • Identify correct power tooling for the task at hand and use tools safely.
  • Work independently as needed.
  • Ability to template and transcribe information to install containment materials correctly.
  • Understand complex shapes including round, square, angled, or other odd shapes encountered and create specified containments to protect the surrounding environment.
  • Manage material layout to maximize material efficiency.
  • Frame and build plastic and wood containments, including dog houses, shipboard bilge containments, protection plugs and blanks.
  • Build various shelters and protective coverings to support the project as directed by supervisors.
  • May be assigned to small teams involved in paint touchup when these tasks require more personnel.
  • Perform all tasks safely.
  • All of the above shall be performed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Must use problem solving skills.

Required Experience: Formal or informal on the job training and/or one year experience in the marine industry.

Required Skills

  • Must be able to cooperate and work well with other employees and shipyard personnel. 
  • Must be able to take direction from supervisors or more experienced workers.

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to walk; frequently required to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance, or crawl at various heights and in confined spaces;
  • occasionally required to sit
  • required to reach with hands and arms, use hands to feel, grip, or handle
  • regularly required to safely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • required use of vision to see up close, distance, and peripherally, as well as depth perception and ability to adjust focus in low light conditions. 
  • May be required to wear a respirator to safely perform assigned tasks.

Equipment Used

  • Blast pot, hopper, forklift, dust collector, industrial vacuum units, pressure washer, air compressors, hoses, ductwork, pneumatic tools, electric tools, hand tools, vacuum bottles, compressed air, and other tools used in the maritime blasting and coating industry. 
  • Items listed are a representative sample but not an all-inclusive list.
  • Blast equipment can be stationary, or trailer mounted. 
  • May include the operation of abrasive recycling systems. 
  • Use tape measure, jig saw, reciprocating saw, skill saw, chalk box, hand squares, and other basic hand tools for this type of work. 
  • Use plumb bob and leveling tools.


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