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Painter

F46

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the painting, finishing and decorating of items such as wood, metal and concrete surfaces of buildings and other structures, equipment, machinery and furnishings at state facilities. This includes preparing paints and surfaces to be painted, applying under coats and finish coats of paint and clearing and storing equipment. 

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

•         Prepares new and old surfaces for finishing by using sandpaper, burners, scrapers, brushes, sanding machines, dusters, washing compounds and finish removers; putties, plasters or otherwise fills and repairs cracks and holes; erects and removes ladders, scaffolding, swinging stages and boatswain chairs; replaces broken glass in sashes and doors; removes putty or glazing compounds; caulks window frames, door frames and similar units.

•         Prepares paints and allied products; matches colors; applies undercoats and finish coats to furnishings, machinery, equipment and exterior and interior surfaces of buildings and other structures, using brush, roller or spray gun; paints simple signs; performs needed paper-hanging; checks quality, quantity and condition of materials and equipment received; cleans and maintains brushes and other equipment and places of work; advises in the selection, ordering and storing of painting and finishing materials and equipment; supervises and instructs patients assigned to painting crews.

•         Performs difficult and artistic decorating work, including graining, marbling, stripping, stippling and matching colors, shadings and textures of interior finishes; mixes and prepares special paints by calculating and mixing proper proportions of pigment, vehicle and thinner.

 

Level Descriptors

This job family consists of two levels which are distinguished by the complexity of work assigned and the responsibility assigned for the supervision of others.

Level I: Code: F46A Salary Band: E

This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level for performing a full range of activities in performing painting work on various material and surfaces.  This will include responsibility for preparation of paints, surfaces and other materials, matching colors and performing other required tasks.  Some responsibility may be assigned for providing training and guidance to painting crews consisting of laborers, inmates, temporary help, or other unskilled to semi-skilled personnel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in finishing and painting; and of safety precautions.  Skill is required to use paint application tools.  Ability is required to mix paints and match color, and to set up and work on ladders, scaffolds and riggings and to direct unskilled assistants.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years of experience in skilled painting work or an equivalent combination of education/training and experience in the painting trade.

Level II: Code: F46B Salary Band: F

This is the leadership level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities involving the supervision of others in the completion of various painting projects, including planning, organizing and controlling the work involved and obtaining needed supplies and equipment.  Responsibilities may also include completing difficult and artistic decorating work such as graining, marbling and stippling.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of paints and materials available from paint warehouses and their costs; and of supervisory principles and practices.  Skill is also required to brush, spray and airless spray gun painting.  Ability to produce a highly finished appearance; to estimate time and materials needed for projects; and to supervise the work of other painters and unskilled assistants.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus two additional years of experience in skilled painting work.

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