Painter Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general supervision of the Recreation Superintendent, this position performs a wide variety of duties related to the painting of Leisure Services Buildings and Structures. These tasks may require the application of some independent judgement regarding painting. This work primarily involves standard painting and paint preparation techniques. These activities include installation, finishing, and repair, spray texturing, skip trowel finishing of drywall and the application of popcorn finish to ceilings. This work also includes the skilled operation of a 4000 psi cleaner, power spray painting equipment and power texturing equipment.

The primary activities of the painter are to prepare, repair and paint interior and exterior surfaces. This position includes other skilled level maintenance responsibilities. These include preventative maintenance activities and specific record keeping of daily work activities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs and maintains the painting of all Leisure Services facilities, structure and equipment.

Paint Leisure Services buildings and facilities to maintain proper appearance and protection from rust and decay.

Remove graffiti from walls, doors, and windows, utilize chemicals as needed.

Repairs voids in both interior and exterior walls. These repairs require both carpentry and masonry skills.

Perform minor plaster repairs, spackling and dry wall taping.

Ensures adequate supply of material for preventative maintenance program.

Assists in the drawing up of annual painting schedule.

Prepares estimates for work orders and requests material required to complete the job.

Wash and clean surfaces prior to painting and keep tools and brushes in good condition.

Works well in a team environment and demonstrates the ability to move to
different job activities on short notice.

Provides assistance to coworkers in other disciplines within the department, these activities may include assisting the Maintenance Repair Tech.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade, supplemented by courses in building maintenance, painting and drywall work. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brake, and have the ability to operate a wide range of departmental vehicles. Applicants who possess a valid out of state Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brakes must obtain the Florida Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brakes within 10 days of employment.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of practices, techniques, tools, equipment and materials used in interior and exterior surface painting.

Skill in the application of such painting practices and techniques.

Working knowledge of various kinds of paints, varnishes, their adaptability and uses.

Working knowledge of federal, state and OSHA regulations pertaining to paint usage, removal and disposal.

Skilled in mixing and matching paint and in the application of paints and other finishes with brush or spray equipment.

Knowledgeable in tinting by hand and using computer tinting software.

Ability to read and interpret plans and written instruction.

Ability to layout a paint project that includes preparation, cut and trim paint
application functions.

Proficient in the use of paints spraying equipment, conventional and airless and texturing equipment.

Knowledge of basic English, including written and verbal spelling and arithmetic skills.

Ability to maintain records and to prepare reports from such records.

Ability to understand and communicate the policies, procedures, and services of the department, division or program.

Ability to operate a variety of modern hand and power tools.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team
members, other City employees and the general pubic.

Skills in painting with neatness and speed.

Knowledge of federal, state and OSHA regulations pertaining to paint usage, removal and disposal.

Knowledge of all personal protection devices for use with special emphasis on devices for painters.

Perform related duties as assigned.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to move furniture, cabinets and other furnishing as necessary to perform duties.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to communicate clearly in English both orally and in writing.

Ability to see and read correspondence of all sizes.

Ability to hear and understand conversations in English at all levels and rates of speed.

Ability to print or use cursive writhing, recognize and write letter, numbers, symbols, and words that are easily understood.

Ability to operate tools and equipment which requires the use of fingers, hands, and wrists, such as drills, saws, and assorted hand tools.

Ability to learn and remember facts relating to departmental processes and procedures with little instruction.

Ability to sit or squat for long periods of time not to exceed 12 hours
consecutively,

Ability to work lifting and carrying items not to exceed 50 lbs. for periods of less than 2 hours per episode. This activity may also require ability to bend, kneel or squat while doing so.

Ability to work in varying temperatures, exposure to fumes, chemicals and solvents, excessive noise, dirt and dust.

Ability to climb ladders and builds and works from scaffolding.

Ability to work for extended periods with arms and hands overhead; these work periods shall be no longer than 2 hours without interruptions.

Ability to work in confined; close or tight spaces such as crawl spaces and attics for short to moderate periods at a time not to exceed 1 hour per episode.

Ability to work on roof tops up to 50 feet above the ground while carrying or rigging material to be placed on or removed from structures.

Perform painting work in conformance with building, health and safety standards.

Operate a vehicle to travel to Leisure Services sites to conduct work.


THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION.  WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revised - 1/6/12