NATURE OF WORK
This is skilled work at the journey level in painting buildings, fixtures, and various equipment.
Work involves the application of paint to a variety of surfaces using a brush or spray gun. Work includes the preparation of surfaces and materials for painting and occasional hazardous work from scaffolding. Work requires individual skilled performance in accordance with standard trade practices. Employees receive assignments orally or through written job orders. Work is reviewed while in process and upon completion.
Prepared surfaces to be painted; removes dirt, scales, rust, old paint, grease, and other materials; scrapes and sands surfaces and applies sizing.
Mixes and matches paints and stains using the proper proportions of pigment, base, and thinner.
Applies paint to interiors and exteriors of buildings; applies paint to special institutions, general building, and other furniture and equipment as well as to a variety of parks equipment; uses spray gun and brushes.
Occasionally does staining; uses brush or rag, or dips objects into various stains; stains shelving, benches, tables and cabinets prior to lacquering or varnishing.
Rigs and erects scaffolding; hauls and erects ladders.
Applies waterproofing to building walls; cuts old caulking compounds and inserts new.
Repairs bad spots in furniture; applies paint remover; neutralizes spots with alcohol or sands or scrapes it.
Cleans brushes and spray guns and makes minor repairs to equipment and apparatus.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and practices of the painting trade.
Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work.
Ability to work at considerable heights from scaffolding.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
Skill in the use and care of paint brushes, spray guns, and other equipment of the painting trade.
Skill in mixing paints and matching and blending colors.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Successful completion of job related tests. Two (2) years experience as a skilled painter desired.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R05/2012