Hodgdon Yachts – Marine Finisher / Painter (Southport & Darmariscotta)


Department: Finish/Paint – FLSA Status: Non-Exempt – Job Type: Regular – Job Status: Full Time

Reports To: Finish Supervisor – Positions Supervised: None

Position Summary: Responsible for all surface preparations and coating of the vessel, as well as preparing and finishing interior and exterior furniture.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Responsible for all surface preparations and coating of the vessel, including fairing, sanding, varnishing, painting, spraying and other finishing procedures.

  • Prepare and finish interior and exterior furniture, joiner work and other components of the vessel

  • Prepare and apply epoxy, linier polyurethanes, and other chemical applications

  • Involved with supervising a small crew of painters

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience in marine finishing preferred, including application of linier polyurethanes, or in high-end auto body shop finishing

  • Must be familiar with brush and spray applications with strong emphasis on spraying skills using Awlgrip on hulls and decks

  • Must have a keen understanding of the safety hazards and know how to work safely

  • Responsible for understanding and exhibiting excellent work standards

  • Attention to the highest quality standards is essential

  • Must be team player

  • Must wear personal safety equipment as required

  • Must be able to wear a respirator

  • Must be able to meet the requirements of the schedule, i.e. must be at work as scheduled and must be on time

  • Basic painter’s hand tools are required

Essential Mental Functions:

  • Basic mathematic skills

  • Ability to read and understand paint mixing formulas

Equipment Used:

  • Paint brushes

  • Paint sprayer, i.e. electric airless, conventional HVLP

  • Basic painter’s hand tools, i.e. scrapers

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Flexibility to work in standing, squatting, or kneeling positions, as well as reaching overhead with twisting and bending while performing any of the above tasks

  • Stair and ladder climbing is required and must have no fear of heights

  • Ability to work in small spaces

  • Ability to work with epoxy and other chemical applications

  • Minimal lifting above 25 lbs.

Additional Comments: Work schedule is generally 6:00am-4:30pm four days per week. From time to time, it may be necessary to work additional shifts or on weekends.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email: [email protected].