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Painter II
CO0746
07/31/2013
Non-exempt
S08
The fundamental reason this position exists is to Prepares, paints and wallpapers interior and exterior surfaces of commercial buildings and structures; supervises skilled and semi-skilled painters; and performs administrative tasks to include maintaining records of work, identifying new products and coordinating projects with supervisors and other employees. Position reports to Plant Maintenance Manager or Assistant Plant Maintenance Manager.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following list was developed through a job analysis; however, it is not exhaustive and other duties may be required and assigned. A person with a disability which is covered by the ADA must be able to perform the essential functions of the job unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions is to be used as a starting point to determine essential functions for a specific position at a specific location at a specific time. The ADA was intended to be applied on a case-by-case basis with the understanding that one position may differ from another similar position. The performance of "non-essential functions" is not optional for employees not covered under the ADA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Prepares interior and exterior surfaces and areas of commercial buildings and structures such as plaster, brick, sheetrock, wood and metal to be painted using solvents, putty, rust remover, scraper, sandpaper, sanding machine, ladder and duster.

Sands, scraps and cleans surfaces to be finished.
Prepares surfaces to be painted to include patching, caulking, taping and priming.
Installs and finishes sheetrock and replaces damaged wood.
Spreads drop cloths and moves furniture.
Erects scaffolding or ladders to prepare and paint areas which cannot be reached from the ground.
Removes old wall covering such as wallpaper.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Finishes interior and exterior surfaces such as plaster, brick, sheetrock, wood and metal using paint, stains, paint thinner, brushes, rollers, wallpaper and paint sprayer.

Selects the appropriate paint or wall covering for the surface.
Estimates amount of paint or wallpaper needed to finish surfaces.
Obtains necessary supplies, tools and materials.
Mixes two part paint and matches wall colors to existing paint, paint chips, paint charts and building painting schedules.
Applies paint to the exterior and interior of surfaces.
Hangs wallpaper or other wall covering on interior walls.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Supervises painters and painter's helpers in the performance of their work in order to ensure that work is performed correctly and on time.

Assigns and schedules work of painters and painter's helpers.
Sets standards for work and evaluates work performance.
Counsels employees concerning work performance or work habits.
Ensures that standard safety practices are followed.
Trains painters and painter's helpers in the use of new materials or equipment.
Reviews time sheets and leave request forms for accuracy.
Identifies and/or resolves problems with materials, equipment or surfaces to be finished.
Documents serious or repeated problems with employee performance.
Discusses serious or chronic problems with employee performance with supervisors.
Participates in interviews with applicants for employment and makes recommendations to hire new employees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Performs administrative tasks in order to maintain records, coordinate projects and solve problems.

Maintains records of previous work done, sources and types of materials used and brochures or technical materials.
Communicates and coordinates painting projects with affected employees.
Investigates and researches new products by reading technical literature and talking to vendors.
Picks up and delivers supplies, materials and equipment to and from the work site.
Completes work orders, accident reports, and requisitions.
Knowledge of the standard methods of preparing wood, metal, glass, plaster, or cement for painting and finishing to include repairing cracks or holes, smoothing surfaces, removing peeling paint, dirt or grease, applying fillers, the proper materials to use on different surfaces and the correct sequence in which to apply the materials.

Knowledge of the various paints, stains and varnishes used in finishing a variety of interior and exterior surfaces to include knowledge of the different types of paint and which paints or stains to use on different types of surfaces and under various conditions.

Knowledge of the hazards and standard safety precautions of the trade to include knowledge of OSHA and EPA requirements for mixing, thinning, cleaning, disposing and storing of paint, paint supplies, flammable and caustic materials, knowledge of the proper and safe use of hand and electrical tools and equipment to include painter knife, utility knives, paint sprayers to include airless sprayer and high volume-low pressure sprayers, pressure washers, sanders and grainer, and knowledge of the safe ventilation and exposure to toxic fumes and caustic materials.

Knowledge of industrial and commercial painting to include knowledge of local building code requirements and Historical Society requirements for maintaining a designated historical building.

Knowledge of the use, care and maintenance of the standard tools and equipment of the painting trade to include knowledge of the proper types of brushes and rollers to use on different surfaces or with different materials, and the proper methods for cleaning and storing tools and equipment.

Skill in painting a variety of interior and exterior surfaces such as wood, metal, plaster or cement to include the amount of paint to apply to brushes and rollers, the proper sequence to cut-in corners and the correct strokes or motions to use in different situations.

Skill in hanging wallpaper or similar wall coverings.

Skill in the use of tools and equipment to include brushes, rollers, paint sprayers, and scrapers as needed to apply various types of paint and related products.

Skill in mixing and matching colors in order to match existing paint.

Skill in oral communication to include clarity, conciseness, recognizing when information is misunderstood, communicating on the level of the listener as needed to counsel and train employees, coordinate projects with supervisors and other employees, and contact vendors to determine the best products to use.

Skill in written communication to include basic sentence structure, standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, as needed to complete work orders, maintain records of materials used and compose accident reports and memos.

Ability to estimate the amount of materials and equipment needed to complete a project to include taking measurements and computing square footage of an area.

Ability to supervise subordinate employees to include scheduling and assigning work, training and counseling employees and documenting work performance.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, supervisors, vendors, employees and the public.

Ability to understand and execute oral or written orders without immediate supervision.

Ability to drive in order to pick up paints and supplies and to travel to County facilities.

Ability to read and understand blueprints, paint codes and specifications.

Ability to keep accurate records to include work orders and records of materials used on specific projects and job sites.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Ability to work with various paints, stains, solvents or other materials which may be caustic, flammable or have noxious fumes.

Physical ability to pick up and move paints and equipment weighing at least fifty pounds.

Physical ability to climb a ladder or scaffold and work up to 40 feet off the ground.

Physical ability to walk, stoop, and stand for several hours at a time.
High School diploma or G.E.D. Certificate and five (5) years' experience as a journeyman painter, including or supplemented by one year's experience supervising skilled painters. Experience must include painting interior and exterior of commercial or industrial buildings or structures.
Must have and maintain a valid Alabama driver's license. Must pass a criminal background investigation in order to work in the County Detention Facility. May be required to work weekends to complete certain job duties.
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