INDUSTRIAL COATING SPECIALIST I/II

INDUSTRIAL COATING SPECIALIST I/II | San Jose

Salary Range: Industrial Coating Specialist I monthly salary: $5,820.53 - $7,448.13 Industrial Coating Specialist II monthly salary: $6,747.87 - $8,644.13
Open Date: 01/02/2019
Close Date: 01/25/2019

Position Description

Industrial Coating Specialist I monthly salary: $5,820.53 – $7,448.13
Industrial Coating Specialist II monthly salary: $6,747.87 – $8,644.13

Overview: The Industrial Coating Specialist I/II position incorporates and performs a wide spectrum of essential tasks using specialized craft and technical skills for the purpose of sustaining treated and raw water infrastructure in the area of architectural painting and industrial protective coatings with particular attention on corrosion control, and to perform other related duties as assigned.

This position will be based out of Morgan Hill with work responsibilities throughout Santa Clara Valley. A company vehicle and tools will be provided to allow transportation between sites.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Perform industry standard painting and coating work on new and existing substrates including all types of interior and exterior structures, dams, vaults, piping, pipe appurtenances, valves, pumps, and tanks.
2. Coat metal substrates for corrosion control in conjunction with cathodic protection.
3. Mix and tint paints to match existing colors; work with various hazardous coatings including epoxies, urethanes, coal tar, mastics, and solvents; safely apply hazardous coatings in confined space areas.
4. Collaborate with other crafts in the completion of other rehabilitation projects of which include protective coatings.
5. Safely utilize, and properly maintain a variety of painting materials, tools, and equipment including aerial lifts, compressors, sprayers, power tools, and cleaning equipment; construct and move scaffolding, ladders, and platforms.
6. Estimate time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisition materials as required.
7. Oversee the work of contract staff on assigned projects.
8. Provide assistance in various other maintenance areas as required.
9. Employees have a responsibility for safety; for following safety regulations and safety policies and procedures applicable to their work.
10. Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their supervisors or by law.

Position Qualifications

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Perform industry standard painting and coating work on new and existing substrates including all types of interior and exterior structures, dams, vaults, piping, pipe appurtenances, valves, pumps, and tanks.
2. Coat metal substrates for corrosion control in conjunction with cathodic protection.
3. Mix and tint paints to match existing colors; work with various hazardous coatings including epoxies, urethanes, coal tar, mastics, and solvents; safely apply hazardous coatings in confined space areas.
4. Collaborate with other crafts in the completion of other rehabilitation projects of which include protective coatings.
5. Safely utilize, and properly maintain a variety of painting materials, tools, and equipment including aerial lifts, compressors, sprayers, power tools, and cleaning equipment; construct and move scaffolding, ladders, and platforms.
6. Estimate time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisition materials as required.
7. Oversee the work of contract staff on assigned projects.
8. Provide assistance in various other maintenance areas as required.
9. Employees have a responsibility for safety; for following safety regulations and safety policies and procedures applicable to their work.
10. Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their supervisors or by law.

Ideal Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Industrial Coating Specialist I
Knowledge of:
• Operational characteristics of tools and equipment used in the industrial coating on a variety of substrates.
• Properties of paint and industrial coatings and the process of mixing and matching paints.
• Mathematical principles.
• Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.
Ability and Skill to:
• Learn to proficiently coat metal substrates for corrosion control using a brush, roller, HVLP, and airless spray equipment.
• Learn methods and techniques of evaluating coatings to be applied.
• Learn coating preparation techniques for a variety of substrates.
• Learn methods and techniques of applying protective coatings.
• Learn techniques of water blasting.
• Learn principles of corrosion and corrosion control.
• Learn regulations and applicable laws regarding the use and disposal of various hazardous materials.
• Learn to perform a variety of skilled coating tasks in the maintenance and remedial repair of infrastructure related to water distribution.
• Learn to use and maintain tools and equipment.
• Learn to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
• Learn to estimate time, materials and equipment required to perform assigned duties.
• Understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Industrial Coating Specialist II
In addition to the qualifications for Industrial Coating Specialist I:
Knowledge of:
• Analyzing substrates for evaluating the type of coating system to be applied.
• Coating preparation techniques for a variety of substrate conditions.
• Coating and painting materials including types of activators and thinners, 2-part epoxies, urethanes, coal tars, carbomastics, epoxy mastics, moisture cure epoxies and acrylics architectural and industrial; hazards, physical properties, and best applications practices for each as compliant with technical data sheets and corresponding MSDS.
• Compatibility of painting and coating products applied.
• Methods and techniques for applying protective coatings.
• Pressure washing and chemical cleaning techniques.
• Types of corrosion and treatment for corrosion control.
• Effect of coatings on various types of cathodic protection.
• Regulations and applicable laws regarding the use and disposal of hazardous materials particular to coating materials.
• NSF and ANSI standards relative to coating applications

Ability and Skill to:
• Plan, strategize an approach to and execute the performance of multiple projects simultaneously.
• Diagnostically address and problem-solve paint and coating failures for corrosion control with corrective solutions.
• Competently inspect completed contracted coating projects in support of in-house engineers.
• Implement all areas of safety training.
• Cooperate with outside contractors to expedite projects to their completion.
• Competently use equipment, such as aerial lifts, vacuum excavators, and pressure washers.
• Mix and match paint and coating materials.
• Identify job site safety hazards both real and potential.
• Organize, maintain, and control the paint, coating, and sundry material inventory.
• Properly dispose of hazardous wastes.
• Field fittest and use full face and half-mask respirators.
• Use common desktop applications and software, including the ability to upload data for asset management posting time and materials along with project locations and descriptions.
• Troubleshoot and correct common equipment failure problems in the field including airless, HVLP conventional sprayers, generators, and compressors.
• Proficient in the use of power equipment including airless, and HVLP conventional sprayers.
• Principles of business writing and report preparation.
• Perform a variety of skilled painting and coating tasks industry-specific and particular to the District's water treatment and distribution facilities.

Ideal Training / Education:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in industrial coatings; e.g., Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE).

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply

Closing Date for Applications: January 25th, 2019 by 11:59pm For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scvwd Please visit our website: www.valleywater.org recruit@valleywater.org
Contact Email: Recruit@valleywater.org
Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scvwd