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    You will serve as a Painter in the Research and Development Services Division, Support Services Branch, Shop Services Section, R&D Services Calls, Code 3523.3 of NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY.

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    • You will assemble, set up, and operate portable blasting equipment to remove materials from surfaces to be painted.
    • You will demonstrate the use of spray guns, hand tools, power equipment, and measuring devices used for painting projects.
    • You will maintain painting equipment to ensure operation and readiness for future use.
    • You will use painting equipment (e.g., spray guns, spray tanks, line marking machines, heat guns) when painting or coating surfaces.
    • You will apply sealants and moisture barriers for corrosion control.
    • You will interpret blueprints and sketches to plan material, equipment, and labor needed to accomplish maintenance and operation tasks.
    • You will prepare coating materials to acquire required thickness, body, flow, and drying state.
    • You will use common materials for coating (e.g., enamels, latex, vanished, stains, lacquers, rubber based paints, special surface sealers).
    • You will apply coating materials to obtain special effects (e.g., grained, mottled, marble finishes).
    • You will clean and smooth surfaces with sandpaper, emery cloth, and wire brushes.
    • You will patch cracks and holes with patching plaster, putty or plastic wood.
    • You will prepare metal surfaces for painting by removing grease, old paint, rust, or scale.
    • You will comply with directions to lay out painting materials.
    • You will comply with instructions to combine coating mixtures to obtain correct color, texture, consistency, hardening, and drying state.
    • You will follow work orders to determine amount and type of paint required for a job.
    • You will report painting accidents, injuries, safety violations, or unsafe practices to a supervisor to maintain a safe work environment.
    • You will perform repairs and corrective actions to drywall, plaster surfaces, and concrete areas for final appearance.
    • You will follow painting trade safety practices and guidelines in completing assignments.
    • You will work on roofs, ladders, or scaffolding to reach and treat specific areas with coating supplies.
    • You will follow federal environment laws concerning the use of paint removers to maintain compliance with regulations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    4102 Painting

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