Painter

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Department Manager and the Supervisor/Lead, incumbent is responsible for providing support to properties managed by UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services. The incumbent inspects and maintains painted exterior and interior painted surfaces, trimming and fixtures of buildings and other related structures and facilities. Use premixed paints or custom prepared paints; apply wood finishes (new and/or old surfaces) and appropriately prepare surfaces. Perform repairs to drywall, plastered surfaces and stucco. Demonstrate proper use and maintenance of airless and conventional spray equipment. Cover interior walls and ceilings of offices and related facilities with wallpaper or fabrics. Discuss jobs with supervisor in order to keep apprised of job progress and resolve any problems related to the job. Submit completed work orders to supervisor. Provide direction to semi-skilled or unskilled workers. Maintain accurate hours on each job; operate and maintain a variety of power and/or hand tools and equipment of the trade; follow established safety procedures; clean up job site and return equipment and tools.

Job Qualifications

Working knowledge of materials, equipment, methods and tools of the painter’s trade, including special knowledge of spray equipment.
Required

Proficiency in English to read technical trade related manuals and written instructions from supervisor.
Required

Knowledge of fire, safety and building codes; working knowledge of standard safety practices and safe use of equipment related to the paint trade.
Required

Skill in estimating type and quantity of materials needed to complete specific assignments.
Required

Ability to inspect, lubricate, clean, adjust or replace equipment and parts related to the paint trade.
Required

Expert knowledge of surface tolerance for: plaster, drywall, wood, metal, plastic, for paint and special coatings.
Required

Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
Required

Knowledge of University Staff Personnel Policies and Procedures.
Preferred

Skill in mixing paints, varnishes, pigments and drying substances to match desired color and viscosity.
Required

Ability to stand, climb, stoop, push, pull and crouch for extended periods of time, as required to complete job assignments.
Required

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with interpersonal skills. Interact effectively and diplomatically with team members, peers, supervisors and all levels of University personnel.
Required

Ability to work under adverse conditions such as humid weather and in fluctuating and/or extreme temperatures and dirty and noisy conditions.
Required

Ability to stand, crawl, walk and stoop, push, pull and lift/lower objects weighing up to 50lbs from floor to waist high and rotate upper torso. Ability to lift material and parts, up to 50 pounds, from shoulder to above head while standing on a ladder.
Required

Ability to drive a pick-up truck or van.
Required

Working knowledge in the use of a computer and programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Can be trained

Ability to train seasonal, casual subordinates in proper methods and practices of the trade.
Required

Capable of distinguishing different colors.
Required