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Job Standard for Painter

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Painter Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06556
  • Pay Grade: G
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Facilities Maintenance


To perform journeyman-level surface preparation and application of paints, stains, and related products on buildings, furniture, floors, and similar surfaces; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: painting safety techniques.

Experience: applying paint, stain, varnish, and similar products; determining suitable paint and stain products to use in various applications; preparing surfaces to apply painting products; using and maintaining tools and equipment associated with painting; mixing, matching, and color coordinating paints and stains.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings and other structures.
  • Ability to manage one’s own time and the time of others.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Painter must:

  • Meets with individuals to define job to be accomplished;  selects appropriate products to accomplish job; ensures surface is properly prepared; repairs and textures walls and similar surfaces; protects adjacent areas before painting; mixes paints; selects primer and application method; uses power sprayers, rollers, brushes, and other equipment for applying paints and stains; checks work and corrects irregularities; hangs wallpaper; stripes parking lots, football fields, and gym floors; removes debris from work site and performs general clean-up.
  • Selects and maintains tools and equipment for jobs; stores paints and stains and inventories for future use; completes work orders and logs; reviews catalog and product bulletins for changes in equipment, tools, and supplies.
  • Trains others in applying paint products and using related equipment; assists other maintenance and crafts personnel performing their duties; responds to emergency call-backs.

35% of Time the Painter

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Painter

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position involves lifting and carrying items weighing approximately 90 pounds, working on scaffolding, climbing ladders, bending and stooping. Some positions require a valid driver’s license.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Painter

Career Path

Painter Foreman

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.