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Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

We are looking for an experienced Industrial Coatings Painter to join the team on Devonport’s Naval Base.


Come and work on the fleet of Navy Vessels and get paid what you are worth.




  • $34ph+ per hour
  • $51ph (40-43 hours per week)
  • $68ph (43+ hours per week)
  • Additional benefits


About the role


  • Apply industrial and marine coatings to a high standard of quality using various techniques including brush, roller and air/airless spray.
  • 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.


About you


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)


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you 

  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.

So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


To learn more about us visit


We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


Job Req #47879

Job Segment: Engineer, Engineering

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