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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: P2003 / Painter 2
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 06

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Performs routine to moderately complex surface preparation, painting, and finishing tasks, applying a variety of methods, media, and techniques to both interior and exterior surfaces.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Applies paints, sealers, and solvents to exterior and interior building surfaces such as plaster, sheetrock, concrete, and wood.
  2. Performs building exterior and interior caulking, finish repair, mud and tape, and texturing tasks.
  3. Operates equipment such as airless spray equipment, scaffolding, and motorized lifts.
  4. Uses mechanized high-reach equipment to renew caulking on exterior building panel seams, windows, and doors.
  5. Performs special refinishing tasks including wood surface preparation, staining, and sealing.
  6. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  7. Performs minor plaster repair, blending newly renovated wall surfaces with existing plaster.
  8. Surveys building painting project sites to estimate time and material quantities required; selects appropriate surface coatings.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in selecting and applying paint and associated products.
  • Skill in applying coatings and/or caulking and completing repairs to exterior and interior surfaces.
  • Skill in wood surface preparation, staining, and/or sealing techniques.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to select, mix, and apply surface coatings which successfully match and/or restore historic interior or exterior surfaces.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to estimate basic project time and material quantity requirements.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Surveying project sites to estimate time and materials quantities required; b) selecting appropriate surface coatings; and c) performing plaster repair.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Must be capable of climbing and working from ladders up to 36 feet.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017