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  • Posted: Dec 7, 2023
    Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
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    Painter/ Rigger/ MSC Support



    • Performs surface preparation and preservation, maintenance, and repair services onboard Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels and prepositioned ships in DGAR that are either leased to the US Government or owned by the United States Government. Work includes but are not limited to:
    1. Surface preparation and preservation of rusted/corroded interior and exterior surfaces, machinery, and various foundations onboard ship.
    2. Preparation of substrates or surfaces for preservation (wood, fiberglass or GRP, aluminum, and various ferrous and non-ferrous made materials) using ultra-high-pressure hydro-blasting machine or hand-powered tools, whichever is applicable and suited for the job.
    3. Primer, paint and all preservative compound preparation or color mixing in accordance with ship’s standard and applicable procedures.
    4. Application of preservatives on prepared surfaces or repair of damaged coatings following the existing or ship’s required paint coating scheme and schedules, i.e. metal treatment compound to marine primer and enamel, primer to non-slip coating compounds, anti-fouling or bituminous compounds, varnish, etc.
    5. Maintenance of painting tools and equipment used in surface preparation and preservation work.
    6. Cleaning of engine room, pump room and bilges and miscellaneous equipment drip pans.
    7. Performs handling and rigging services to support shipboard repair jobs, removal, and installation of equipment and structures.
    8. Works on high structures of the ship using scaffolding and fall protection devices, and in the environment of shipboard hazards and operating machinery.
    9. Part of Riding Gang onboard ships deployed away from DGAR on an as needed basis to continue maintenance requirements began while anchored in the lagoon.
    10. Personnel is required to work for an additional two (2) hours every regular working day as an expected requirement delineated under Spec Item 3.4.2 of A-06 Contract.
    11. Performs other duties as assigned.

     BASIC JOB QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

    • Familiar with US Navy standard/general requirements on preservation of ships in service.
    • Knowledge in different types/classes and uses of preservatives and painting or surface preparation equipment’s, application of various types of paints, abrasive sand, non-skids, thinners, and solvents.
    • Knowledge in international rigging and hand signals, rope & wire cable splicing, and material handling.
    • Must speak, read, and understand English language, both orally and in writing.
    • Must pass overseas medical screening and be in good health.


    • Completion of apprenticeship course in painting/sandblasting and rigging operation is desired but not necessary.


    • High School graduate and vocational or apprenticeship course related to Painting and/or Rigging Technology.


    Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as Painter/Sandblaster in Naval Repair Facility or commercial shipyard, with working knowledge in rigging operations.

    Basic terms of the job offer.

    • Assignment Duration: 12 months. Renewal subject to performance and project status.
    • Base Monthly Salary: 48 hours per week minimum work requirement: $549.00 (based on 48 hr. work week requirement)
    • Working schedule: 48 hours per week (8 hours per day/6 days a week)
    • Payroll period: Monthly. Amount give take home.
    • Overtime: Work more than 8 hours per day or work performed on a rest day and/or holiday,

    will be paid as overtime at the base salary rate.

    • Accommodations: Housing, transportation, meals in-country, and laundry facilities are provided
    • Sick Leave: Employee will accrue 2.67 hours of sick leave for each full month of service, beginning with the completion of the first full month of Foreign Service employment.
    • Annual leave Up to 21 days paid at the end of each 12-month contract.
    • Travel will be provided by the employer to the employee’s home country.
    • Project Holidays: 10 paid holidays. New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, President’s Day, Philippine Independence Day, USA Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

    Other requirements

    • Your Passport must be valid for at least 12 months, with at least 6 total blank visa pages remaining.
    • Your driver’s license must be valid for at least 6 months (unless processing for a CDL-required position, which will require 12 months remaining).
    • Updated covid vaccination certificate
    • Medical exam report at a date to be advised.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Africa Talent Contours Limited on to apply

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