Painter

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SUMMARY: Under close supervision, performs professional interior and exterior painting, coating and sealing of City facilities; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Receives work orders or project assignment from supervisor.
  2. Assembles and prepares necessary materials to complete assignment.
  3. Establishes safe work area and coordinates activities with the general public as necessary.
  4. Prepares surfaces to be painted by removing old paint, utilizing scrapers, wire brushes, and cleaning or pressure washing.
  5. Applies primer, new paint or other coating according to work orders.
  6. Cleans brushes, rollers, sprayers and other equipment upon completion, and disposes of paint, solvents and cleaners according to City hazardous materials procedures.
  7. Completes and submits routine reports and other paperwork in a timely manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of paint and site surface preparation and paint application.
  • Knowledge of common hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations and procedures for the disposal of hazardous chemicals.
  • Skill in surface cleaning, preparation and application of paint, varnish or other coatings or sealants.
  • Skill in safely using, maintaining and repairing specialized equipment to complete assigned projects.
  • Skill in safely working from ladders and scaffolds.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in utilizing public relations techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints.
  • Skill in using hand and power tools.
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. The incumbent is required to use the respirator to perform the duties. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eighth grade, and two (2) years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
B/U: SEIU
Last revision date: October 2001
 
Overtime: Yes
 
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