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Job Opportunity Posted  May 18, 2016

Painter Job Description

Primary responsibilities:

Apply paint or stain to surfaces including canvas, walls, floors, doors, and cabinets.
Scrape, sandpaper, prime, or seal surfaces prior to painting.
Clean walls to ensure proper adherence.
Cover surfaces with cloth or plastic to ensure protection.
Fill cracks, holes, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
Erect scaffolding, movable and immovable staging and various rigging to gain access to difficult areas
Move furniture and equipment as necessary.
Remove fixtures such as pictures, doorknobs, lamps, and electric switch covers prior to painting.
Apply several coats of paint or stain, according to supervisor’s directions.
Tape off areas when needed.
Apply touchups or second coats.
Remove paint splatters when finished.
Clean up all equipment, including brushes and spray guns.
Maintain a clean worksite.
Work on ladders to reach high ceilings or walls.


Abilities Needed:

Dynamic Strength -- The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.

Wrist-Finger Speed -- The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Ability to work on ladders and heights


Must be able to work flexible hours related to job availability and weather: this may include evenings or weekends.

Must have access to personal vehicle or consistent transportation to job sites at various locations.