General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities: Applies paint, varnish and/or stain to all types of surfaces for painting; selects types and colors of paint, varnish or stain; mixes, blends and prepares paints for proper color match; erects staging and scaffolding; and performs related work as required.
Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares surfaces for painting using appropriate tools, equipment, and techniques.
Erects, repairs maintains and operates staging, rigging and scaffolding following accepted safety practices in order to gain access to areas needing paint.
Prepares surfaces for plaster or cement work by taping joints on sheetrock, caulking and waterproofing walls and cracks in floors, etc. by using appropriate tools and equipment.
Applies paints, varnishes, and/or stains to all types of surfaces (e.g. wood, metal, plaster, etc.) in order to protect and beautify such surfaces using appropriate utensils and equipment such as paint spraying machines.
Operates, cleans and maintains hand and power tools, air compressors and painting equipment as required.
Based on assignment, may operate road-line painting machines and sand blasting equipment; plaster ceilings and walls; clean gutters; and/or load and unload furniture and supplies.
Selects the types and color of paints, varnish or stain, and mixes, blends and prepares the same for proper color match.
Performs related duties such as preparing various reports; maintaining records and files; setting up signs and barricades; reading instructions on layouts; removing and placing glass; drilling holes in signs; printing letters and signs; laying out drop cloths; and moving office furniture.
Confers with supervisors and department heads regarding the scheduling of work, the handling of emergencies, and the feasibility of installing painting equipment and materials in the area in order to ensure that the needs of the college are met expeditiously and at a convenient time.
Select and purchase appropriate materials by conferring with central stores.
Provide on-the-job training to new employees.
Read and/or interpret blueprints, sketches, instructions or layouts to understand work to be done.
Perform related duties such as arranging transportation for employees to job sites.
Applicants must have at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in painting work, or any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. (A diploma or certificate from a recognized trade, technical or vocational school at the high school level with a major in painting may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience).
Current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s License required.
Knowledge of the practices and techniques of painting.
Knowledge of the types and uses of painting material such as paints, varnishes, stains, etc. along with knowledge of the types and uses of painting tools such as brushes, rollers, spray machine guns, etc.
Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills, etc.
Knowledge of the methods of preparation of wood, metal, glass, plaster, cement and other materials and surfaces for painting.
Knowledge of the practices and techniques of mixing and matching paints.
Knowledge of the types and uses of safety or climbing equipment used in painting such as scaffolds, ladders and rigging.
Knowledge of chemical solvents used to prepare surfaces for painting and cleanup.
Knowledge of state building codes, construction standards and practices.
Skill in using painting equipment such as hand and power-operated paint chippers, sand blasting equipment, etc.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and the ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds; to stand for prolonged periods of time, and to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; able to bend, stoop, kneel, twist and reach.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, blueprints, drawings, etc.
Ability to perform above duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI), a complete physical as well as a completed background check satisfactory to the university.
About Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students.