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Marine Fairer and Painter

Fairing & Painting

December 27, 2023
Marine Fairer and Painter
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Are you an experienced marine fairer and painter looking for an opportunity to grow?

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Dickey Boats seeks a quality-focussed marine fairer and painter to join its in-house team of professional marine finishers.

At Dickey Boats, paint is an essential part of the boat building process. Our vessels are famed for the quality of their marine coatings, and it’s the paint team that is tasked with continuing our reputation for industry-leading paint finishes on world-class vessels.

If this sounds like a challenge you are keen to accept, we welcome you application.

About the role:

This is a broad marine painting role, with tasks completed to the highest standards, including:

  • Application of filling/fairing compound
  • Hand sanding (using 1 and 2-man boards)
  • Masking and protecting
  • Coating application – predominantly using spray paint guns
  • Service and repair work

Clear guidance and procedures are in place for all tasks.

Ideal candidates:

Dickey Boats is looking for a hard-working, honest, respectful individual who brings enthusiasm to the company.  

The following skills and experience are highly desirable:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a marine painting role or experience in a similar trade or manufacturing environment (eg panel beating or auto painting)
  • Hands-on practical skills and experience in hand and power tools
  • Eagerness to learn.
  • Willingness to take ownership of tasks, ensuring the job is completed
  • A passion for boats and the marine environment

Career Development:

The right person will discover significant opportunities for growth and development.  You will be working with a fantastic team of 4-5 skilled marine fairers and painters dedicated to quality and craftsmanship, delivering first-class vessels that exceed customer expectations.  

How to Apply:

If this role sounds like it could provide your next challenge, please apply by including a cover letter and CV. For further information, don't hesitate to contact Ethan Wynne at Dickey Boats on 021577830 or by email at for a confidential discussion.

About Dickey Boats:
At Dickey Boats we are passionate about the ocean and the marine environment and obsessive about our craft.

Our team is a focused, respectful group of people who value the contribution of all members to the mission of delivering world-class experiences and adventures for our exceptional customers.

The role is based in Napier, New Zealand, a beautiful coastal city with a vibrant culture and lifestyle.


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