Industrial Coatings Specialist (Painter)

Industrial Coatings Specialist (Painter)

Babcock International Group has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around $9 billion in 2016/17, we improve the capability, reliability and availability of our customers’ most critical assets across Marine, Land and Aviation sectors.

Nothing is more important to Babcock than the safety of its people, customers and the community in which we work. With the motto of ‘Home Safe Every Day’, we have an uncompromising commitment to health and safety.


About the role?

As a successful Industrial Coating Specialist, you will be part of our organization that strives for merit and has the best practice within a global organisation with an enviable reputation for delivering excellence.

The Industrial Coatings Specialist reports to the Unit Leader, Industrial Coatings

  • Determine methods, techniques, devices and materials that are best suited to the surface finish required.
  • Use tools and equipment of the trade to build, shape up and level surfaces
  • Use tools and equipment such as abrasive/water blasting, scrapers, sandpaper, wire brushes and needle guns to prepare surface for coating.
  • Prepare coating materials by tinting, toning, matching, blending and mixing in various additives such as catalysts, drying agents, and retardants.
  • Prepare metals by treating them with chemical solvents
  • Ensure that the coating finish meets match, texture, decorative, thickness, and level requirements.


What are we looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working candidate who has experience and demonstrates competency in the application of industrial coatings to a high quality standard, including paint, varnish, enamel, acrylic, lacquer and epoxy resin.

It is imperative that you understand a wide range of paint types, coating descriptions and specifications while also possessing the following:

  • 5 years previous experience in a marine or heavy industrial environment
  • Trained and capable of working at height and in confined spaces
  • Trained and capable of operating a Gantry Crane, Fork Hoist and Elevated Work Platforms.
  • Knowledge of the safe use of coatings application processes, as well as safe use of equipment and the handling of hazardous substances
  • Trade Certificate in Industrial Coatings
  • Advanced Trade Certificate in Industrial Coatings (desirable)
  • Coatings Inspection qualifications (desirable)
  • Signwriting trade certificate (desirable)


Why us?

Babcock’s dockyard facility is located within the Royal NZ Navy’s, Devonport Naval Base on Auckland’s North Shore. This picturesque location is ideally positioned for anyone who may wish to use the Devonport or Stanley Bay ferry.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force Security Clearance.


On behalf of Babcock NZ, we wish you all the best in the coming weeks. Please look after each other and kia kaha.

Due to the current circumstance that New Zealand finds itself in, this means two things:

 Please be mindful that there will be a delay in our recruitment process as well as the on boarding new team members.

there will also be a delayed response to any open advertisements

We offer our sincerest apologies, however we will work diligently to keep things running as smoothly as possible.

If you have any urgent enquiries in the interim please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at


Job no: CDAO02181

Location: Auckland - NZ

Closing Date: Monday, 20 April 2020