8755 Lead Painter
TITLE Lead Painter
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 8755
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Maintenance Supervisor
The Lead Painter performs skilled painting work in the preparation, patching, finishing, and maintaining of interior and exterior surfaces (e.g., wood, plaster, drywall, steel, concrete, and brick), on all University building structures, walls, woodwork, furniture, and equipment following recognized procedures and techniques of the painting trade and using paint brushes, rollers, and/or sprayers, sandpaper, sanders, steel wool, wire brushes, and related painting tools. The Lead Painter provides technical assistance in the purchase of new or replacement paint shop tools and equipment, evaluates available paint products,practices preventive maintenance of painting tools and equipment, and complies with federal regulations governing environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal and the use of chemical substances and materials common to the painting trade.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education A high school diploma or the equivalent is required. Completion of a painting vocational/technical school or a recognized apprenticeship program in the painting trade is preferred.
Experience At least fiveyears successful experience in the painting trade is required. Experience with the installation of wall coverings is preferred. Supervisory experience is preferred.
Skills Requires skilled painting ability which includes use of small hand and power tools, precision measuring devices, mechanical equipment and materials common to the painting trade and associated with the preparation of surfaces and painting. Ability to interpret blueprints, color schemes, sketches, or schematics and to estimate jobs is required. Computer literacy is required.
Effort Must be able to lift and carry materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis, prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and paint shop equipment. Must be able to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all University buildings and to work at heights from ladders or scaffolding, in order to perform painting work. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards.
Other Scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners common to painting work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs skilled painting work in the preparation, patching, finishing, and maintaining of all building structures, walls, woodwork, furniture, and equipment by inspecting the work site to determine the materials, equipment, tools, and method to be used; following a plan, layout, sketch, or schematic for the project or an established color scheme; mixing and matching pigments, stains or varnishes to the required color, tint and/or texture; assembling, or building and installing scaffolding, materials, and equipment as required by the scope of work; and using paint brushes, rollers, and/or sprayers, sandpaper, sanders, steel wool, wire brushes, and related painting tools.
2. Completes assigned painting projects with quality workmanship by preparing surfaces for painting using sandpaper, power sanders, steel wool, wire brushes, scrappers, paint removers and chemicals, filling nail holes, cracks, or joints with putty, plaster or other fillers, applying paints, stains, varnishes, enamel, or lacquer using paint brushes, rollers, and/or sprayers, and recommending the use of additional departmental personnel or contract personnel (as appropriate) to meet assigned completion targets.
3. Provides technical assistance in the purchase of new or replacement paint shop tools and equipment by being knowledgeable of the capabilities of various types of painting tools and equipment, evaluating available paint products in order to standardize products and colors, and recommending the purchase of paints, painting tools, and equipment that are compatible with existing color schemes or equipment and that meet the needs of the department.
4. Protects University property and equipment from damage during painting work by removing furniture, wall fixtures, and equipment from work sites if possible or covering immoveable items with protective cloths, covering floors with cloths or tarpaulins, taping woodwork, facings, and decorative trims, and erecting safe scaffolding in a manner that prevents damage.
5. Restores painting work sites to their original condition at the completion of work by removing scaffolding, painting cloths, tarpaulins, and masking tape used during the project, returning furniture and equipment to their proper location, setting up equipment that had been dismantled, and cleaning any paint splatters from surfaces, furniture or equipment.
6. Assists the Structural Foremen with documenting the cost of painting work by keeping records of time and materials to be charged to each job, and providing periodic status reports to the Structural Foreman regarding the status of work projects, material consumed and man-hours utilized, and assists in the purchasing of bid materials.
7. Practices preventive maintenance of painting tools and equipment by performing spot checks of equipment to determine their working condition, oiling moving parts, cleaning and servicing tools and equipment as directed or specified in the operator's manual, and returning damaged tools and equipment for repair or replacement.
8. Reduces the likelihood for liability regarding the University's compliance with federal regulations by complying with policies, laws, and regulations governing environmental protection, safety, hazardous waste disposal, and the use of chemical substances and materials common to painting.
9. Contributes to an accident-free work environment by complying with operator's instructions for the use of power sprayers and tools, wearing protective equipment such as filter respirators, goggles, hearing protectors, back supports, and work gloves, reporting incidents of unsafe work activity to supervisors, and following standard safety precautions during work.
10. Contributes to the overall success of the Mechanical Maintenance Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Lead Painter is supervised by the Structural Foreman and, in the absence of the Structural Foreman, supervises full time, temporary, and student workers performing painting work.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED OCTOBER 2006
JOB FAMILY 2
Factor 1: Educational Requirements of the Job
Level 2 - 100 Points: The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
Factor 2: Skill Requirements - Craft and Trade Skills
Level 4 - 750 Points: Knowledge of an extensive set of operations and procedures, specific skills and demonstrated ability, that requires considerable creativity or mechanical aptitude. Skills at this level normally require more than two and as much as five years of experience and previous training.
Factor 3: Managerial Responsibility
Level 2 - 75 Points: Irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities at this level may include tracking budgeted spending, limited purchasing authority, and tracking inventory.
Factor 4: Guidelines
Level 3 - 90 Points: Procedures and standards exist, but considerable latitude in applying procedures and selecting a sequence of activities must be exercised. The employee uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as agency policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. The employee analyzes results and recommends changes.
Factor 5: Contacts
Level 3 - 100 Points: The purpose is to advise or counsel students, coworkers, or the general public, or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals and where relationships are generally cooperative. Contacts are moderately structured and routine.
Factor 6: Work Environment
Level 3 - 70 Points: The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as operating heavy machinery or dangerous equipment, or frequent exposure to hazardous materials. Alternatively, the work area may be subject to environmental discomfort such as poor ventilation. Loud noises, and/or extremes of heat or cold. The work often requires wearing protective gear that may be uncomfortable. The nature of the work environment may produce moderate levels of stress.
Factor 7: Physical Demands
Level 4 - 150 Points: Work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as climbing ladders, frequent lifting of objects over 50 pounds, crawling or crouching in restricted areas. Occasional lifting of heavy objects weighing 75 pounds or more is required.
Factor 8: Responsibility for Facilities and Resources
Level 2 - 40 Points: Jobs at this level might require frequent but routine responsibility for facility security, public safety, equipment, or money.
Factor 9: Complexity
Level 3 - 450 Points: The work includes various duties involving different and unrelated processes and methods. Decisions regarding what needs to be done depend upon knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies, and program goals of the supervisor and the department and involve the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each project or assignment, and the course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives. The work involves elements that must be identified and analyzed to discern interrelationships.