Workforce Wednesday: Marine coating
Marine coating is a profession that protects Alaska’s ships from corrosion, marine growth and more.
Mike Ritz, a co-owner of Alaska Marine Coatings, says there is a lot of surface preparation which means it’s a very physical occupation. He added that includes sandblasting, spraying, brushing, painting numbers and other job duties.
Because of Alaska’s vast amounts of coastline, Ritz said job seekers can find a lot of opportunities in marine coating within the state. He says jobs can found from the North Slope to the Kenai Peninsula.
People can expect to make anywhere from $25 to $35 an hour, depending on experience. The other co-owner of Alaska Marine Coatings, Tiffany Ritz, added there is a lot of opportunity for growth, depending on the certifications people acquire.