Northland Jobs

Painter / Abrasive Blaster

Heron Ship Repair Ltd

Heron Ship Repair Ltd. trading as Ship Repair NZ (SRNZ) is one of New Zealand’s most experienced ship
refit and repair specialists providing ship survey, repair and refit on a varied range of marine vessels.

The Role

The main objectives for the Painter / Abrasive Blaster role will be:

  • Perform all activities which pertain to the removal and application of internal and external
    protective coating systems on the surfaces of marine vessels
  • Ultra-high pressure blasting of vessels
  • Repairing and cleaning surfaces prior to application of specified coatings
  • Preparation and application of paint
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Adhere to onsite health and safety requirements
  • Applicants should have a valid, full NZ driver’s licence, and at least two contactable referees.

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • Skill in the preparation and application of paints to different types of surfaces
  • Skill in estimating time and material requirements of work projects assigned
  • Build and support effective working relationships
  • Physically fit
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective and efficient communication skills
  • Ability to clean, tidy and organise
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Strong organisation and planning skills
  • Adheres to principles and values
  • Can follow instructions and procedures
  • Effective and efficient time management skills
  • A high level of written and oral English language
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • 4+ years of experience in a painting and high pressure blasting role
  • Be experienced in working and behaving in an effective Health and Safety culture Desirable

Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Confined Spaces
  • Working at Heights
  • Forklift
  • EWP

Please send applications to

Ship Repair NZ Ltd

279 Port Road, Whangarei

Phone 438-0753




Together, we'll get the Job Done.