Painter Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
preparatory materials, paints, and stains to surfaces of walls,
ceilings, equipment, and furniture. Prepares and applies appropriate
materials to signage and irregular surfaces such as parking lots,
streets, and athletic play areas. Working conditions include
restricted movement; air contamination, dirty environment, hazardous
materials, lifting or carrying heavy objects.
first in a series of four classifications and is a journey level
painter. This classification typically reports to the Painter Lead.
Examples of Duties:
- Applies protective and decorative coats of paint, varnish,
lacquer, and/or other related materials to interior and exterior
surfaces of buildings, furniture, equipment, and other
- Washes, scrapes, sands, torches, and/or smoothes interior
and exterior surfaces prior to painting, varnishing, lacquering
or applying other related materials.
- Cleans equipment, paint mixing area, and work area.
- Operates compressors, striping machines, sandblasters, spray
equipment, and other small power equipment.
- Installs, repairs, and maintains drywall, wall texturing,
and ceiling acoustic texturing.
- Operates heavy lift equipment including scissors, and boom
swing stage to heights of 80 feet.
- Erects various types of scaffolding, staging, ladders, and
planks to reach surfaces of work area for Painters and others.
- Applies paints, stains, surface preparatory materials, and
undercoating materials to a variety of surfaces, as appropriate,
and according to Materials Safety Data Sheets ensuring
compliance with hazardous materials guidelines.
- Determines appropriate color for new or replacement
applications through consultation with customer.
- Maintains existing paint surfaces through matching and
tinting of appropriate paint products.
- Prepares and implements line striping layouts for streets,
parking lots, and athletic fields according to Arizona
Department of Transportation (ADOT), and various athletics
- Identification, safe handling, and appropriate disposal of
paints, stains, preparatory and undercoating materials, and
other hazardous materials.
- Creation and application of graphics and signage layouts
according to ADOT, Safety, and Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) requirements to meet state and federal regulations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, and
application techniques common to the painting trade.
- Knowledge and skill in hazardous materials handling,
application, and disposal.
- Knowledge of text and display requirements for signage
- Skill in the preparation and application of paints, stains,
and surface preparation materials to a wide variety of surfaces.
Completion of a three year federally approved technical training
program in painting and three years of painting experience; OR, Six
years of painting experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of
experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills
and abilities have been achieved.
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