Industrial Painter/Blaster 2024 - $500 Hiring Bonus

Epperheimer Inc | Nikiski, AK

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Posted Date 5/07/2024
Description We are looking for a motivated, energetic, and goal-oriented individual to join our team in the field and/or shop. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, work well within a team environment, and place a high emphasis on safety. This position is seasonal, open immediately, and will run through October, possibly longer and could lead to permanent employment.

Multiple positions available.


An Industrial Painter/ Blaster is responsible for carrying out the preparation, blasting, coating, and painting of the tanks and tank components, structural steel, pipeline repair work and new fabrication at the direction of the Project Foreman, according to project guidelines and paint manufacturer specifications and perform other duties as assigned. Depending on the project, the work will be at the shop in Nikiski, at customer locations in Nikiski, or potentially offshore or across Cook Inlet for short durations (1-2 weeks at a time). Position is locally based in Nikiski/Kenai. Schedule could be 5-7 days a week, 8-12 hours a day.


  • Demonstrate daily adherence to safe work practices and participate in safety meetings
  • Possess a strong drive to learn and commitment to quality work
  • Positive attitude and dedication to team success
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with supervisory and teammates

  • Full knowledge of the various coatings used in industrial environments
  • Understand how to use and maintain conventional, airless and plural component sprayer systems, compressed air systems, ventilation equipment, and personal protective equipment
  • Experience with industrial sandblasting
  • Previous experience as an Industrial Painter/Blaster (highly preferred)
  • Operating heavy equipment such as loaders, forklifts, and man-lifts (preferred)
  • Oilfield experience (preferred)
Certification Requirements

    • *State of AK- Hazardous Painter Handler Card
    • Valid Driver License
    • *Current (not expired) TWIC Card (Transportation Worker Identification Card)
    • *Confined Space Entry Certificate
    • *Current Health and Safety Card with Hazwoper Training:
      • CITS (Cook Inlet Training Standards) Certificate or,
      • CSTOP obtained within last two years; and current Hazwoper 24 Hr. or 8 Hr. Refresher Certification or,
      • NSTC (North Slope Training Certificate) obtained within last year, and current Hazwoper 24 Hr. or 8 Hr. Refresher Certification
      • OSHA 10hr obtained within last year, and current Hazwoper 24 Hr. or 8 Hr. Refresher Certification
    • NACE/AMPP CIP 1 or 2 (preferred but not required); additional pay adder for this certification is offered.
    • CPR and First Aid Certification - (preferred)
    • Must be able to pass pre-hire drug and alcohol test
    • Must be able to pass a criminal background check if hired: NO felonies within the past 7 years; and no more than 2 non-violent or violent misdemeanors in past 7 years (violent crimes, property offense, substance abuse and fraud, terrorism, weapons or explosives or other crimes applicable to hazmat drivers and transportation workers at ports).
* If certifications/training that are a prerequisite to employment are not current, or the employee does not possess required certifications/training, the employee will be financially responsible for paying for and obtaining them as a condition of employment.

Notes about position:

***This position is eligible for a $500 hiring bonus, payable after 30 days of employment***

Must be 18 years old.

Salary27.50 Hour
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