Cover surfaces with drop cloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting. Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives. Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats. Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or other finishes. Mix and match colors of paint, stain, or varnish with oil or thinning and drying additives to obtain desired colors and consistencies. Read work orders or receive instructions from supervisors to determine work requirements.
Applies coats of paint, varnish, stains, enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings, and fixtures of buildings and other structures. Smoothes surfaces and removes old paint from surfaces, using whatever chemicals and tools necessary, to prepare surfaces for painting. Fills nail holes, cracks, and joints with the type filler required. Selects premixed paints to match existing colors. Paints surfaces using brushes, spray gun, or paint rollers. Performs general clean up after each job, removing equipment, tools, and restoring area to organized manner it was in before painting. Available to help with a facilities emergency. This may necessitate the use of a radio for after hours call backs. Further, a pre-arranged shift change may be implemented for predictable emergencies like inclement weather. Performs duties and complies with needs of special events, before, during and after the special events are completed. Observes, communicates, complies with and enforces Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) provisions; analyzes supplies and materials used in performance, training and duties of subordinates of trade. Performs other duties as assigned
Requires general education or vocational training and 3+ years relevant experience in chosen field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledgeable in sound human relations practices in establishing and maintaining effective working relations within the Physical Plant and UCO Community, as well as outside vendors, in order to fulfill the expectations of this job description. Willing to attend seminars, etc. to upgrade skills and/or obtain required training to retain certification relative to trade.
Must obtain and maintain all licenses required for code compliance and special tool operations as they apply to this position. Knowledgeable in the use of the tools and equipment used in painting and basic colors. Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions. Sufficient dexterity and coordination to operate equipment common to the trade, especially trucks and industrial tractors. Reads, understands manuals and instructions printed in English and documents legibly in same. Good oral and written communications are needed to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position. Ability to work safely and be protected in areas with fumes or airborne particles and toxic and/or caustic chemicals common to the trade. Ability to lead people, communicate clear, concise directions and coordinate work assignments of subordinates. Ability to analyze problems and develop practical solutions; to respond to call backs to abate a facility emergency; to work in and around moving mechanical parts and equipment common to the trade. May work shifts other than the traditional Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. hours; as well as other shifts and schedules for snow removal and/or other emergencies.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers. Typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.
Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
This position requires a physical. The physical requirements are: