Los Angeles Community College District

Painter (#3473)

$36.74-$36.74 hourly / $6,392.76-$6,392.76 monthly / $76,713.12-$76,713.12 annual


Definition

Prepares surfaces and painting materials and performs skilled journey-level brush, roller, and spray painting work for the maintenance and decoration of buildings, equipment, facilities, and/or the refinishing of furniture at a college.

Typical Duties

Scrapes, sands, fills, and otherwise prepares surfaces of interior and exterior walls, woodwork, and metalwork of building equipment and facilities such as tables, cabinets, rooms, halls, auditoriums, roofs, fences, and apparatus for painting and finishing.

Erects, rigs, moves, and works from scaffolds, swing stages, and extension ladders.

Mixes colors in oil or vinyl based paints and other paint finishes to match, blend, harmonize, and contrast in specified colors and consistencies.

Uses brushes, rollers, and spray guns to apply the required number of coats of paints, enamels, varnishes, lacquers, or other protective or decorative materials on a wide variety of surfaces such as wood, metal, glass, plaster, brick, stucco, cement, and wallboard.

Cleans, adjusts, maintains, and makes minor repairs on painting hand and power tools and equipment to ensure their safe and efficient operation.

Safely operates hand and power tools and equipment used in the painting trade.

Maintains painting hand and power tools and equipment to ensure their safe and efficient operation.

Maintains shop area and supplies in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.

Reviews plans, blueprints, and specifications for painting projects to understand scope of projects, complete assigned work orders, and recommend potential changes to supervisor.

May "grain" miscellaneous furnishings such as file cabinets and desks.

May install wall coverings.

May assist in estimating job costs, preparing material lists and job records, and maintaining an inventory of supplies and tools for assigned area/projects.

May inspect facilities for maintenance and safety problems related to painting materials.

May assist in inspecting painting work performed by outside contractors.

May assist in developing job specifications, diagrams, and blueprints related to painting work.

May create signs and banners using computerized equipment and technology.

May provide work direction to staff assigned to the painting unit.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

 A Painter prepares surfaces and painting materials and performs skilled journey-level brush, roller, and spray painting work for the maintenance and decoration of buildings, equipment, and facilities, and/or the refinishing of furniture at a college.

A General Foreman plans, coordinates, and supervises the work of skilled journey-level workers of at least three building trades and other staff assigned to work projects at a college and has job site responsibility for various building trades projects.

A Lead Painter acts as a lead over a small group of journey-level workers of the painting trade and other assigned staff and performs the more complex work related to the preparation of surfaces and painting materials and painting work for the maintenance and decoration of buildings, equipment, and facilities, and/or the refinishing of furniture at a college. Lead responsibilities include guidance and instruction on techniques, methods, and procedures for accomplishing assigned tasks and solving problems. A small group of employees typically consists of a least three people, two of whom must be at the journey-level.

Supervision

General supervision is received from a General Foreman or Director of College Facilities. May provide work direction to Maintenance Assistants.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Brush, roller, and spray painting practices, processes, tools, and materials

Application of protective and decorative paints and finishes to a variety of surfaces

Methods of preparing various surfaces for painting, repainting, finishing, and refinishing

Safety precautions required for the application, handling, and storage of painting materials

Safety regulations pertaining to erecting and working on ladders, swing stages, rigging, and scaffolds

Harmful effects of hazardous or toxic materials and the protection and safeguards required when working with or controlling such materials

Basic recordkeeping procedures

Capabilities of computer applications, systems, and hardware used in the painting trade

Skill in:

Using tools and equipment of the trade

Ability to:

Prepare a variety of surfaces for paints, enamels, varnishes, lacquers, or other protective or decorative materials

Match colors and mix paints and other finishes to yield desired colors

Apply paints and other finishes by brush, spray gun, and roller

Clean, adjust, maintain, and make minor repairs on spray painting equipment

Read, interpret, and work from sketches, drawings, plans, and blueprints

Safely operate tools and machines of the painting trade

Safely erect and work from ladders, riggings, and scaffolds

Safely lift heavy equipment and materials

Keep accurate records

Effectively utilize computer information systems and software applicable to the painting trade

Follow oral and written instructions

Work effectively and cooperatively with other District staff, students, and outside contractors

Learn the characteristics of new materials and equipment of the painting trade and update skills to adapt to changing technology

Learn general and specialized software applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND completion of a recognized apprentice training program of at least four years’ duration in the painting trade AND one year of full-time, paid, journey-level experience in the painting trade.

OR

B. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND five years of full-time, paid experience in painting work under the supervision of a journeyman or crafts supervisor. One year of the required experience must have been at the journey-level.

Special:

A valid Class “C” California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Prior to employment, all successful candidates will be required to pass an asbestos medical examination in compliance with the General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5208, Title 8 of the California Administrative Codes.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 3473; EST: ; REV: 6/13/2018;