PAINTER
University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI

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GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
To apply protective and decorative coatings to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and structures, to strip, restain, shellac and varnish furniture; and to do related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Receives work assignments from a superior with considerable latitude for the use of independent judgment in the application of the practices and techniques of the trade; work is reviewed usually upon completion for satisfactory performance.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
As required, supervises the work of helpers or others assigned to assist.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
To apply protective and decorative coatings to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and structures.

To mix paints, sizes, varnishes, enamels, lacquers, calcimines and paint and varnish removers and to match paints as required.

To wash and clean surfaces preparatory to painting.

To wash painted surfaces and remove paint.

To do varnishing, finishing, lacquering, enameling and calcimining jobs.

To prepare floors for painting and waxing.

To strip, restain, fill, shellac, and varnish desks, tables and other furniture.

To cut and set glass for windows and doors.

To do paper hanging.

To do minor plaster repairs, spackling, and dry wall taping.

To build and climb scaffoldings for interior and exterior work,

To keep tools and brushes in good condition.

As required, to requisition supplies and materials.

To do related work as required.

Required Qualifications:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES:
A thorough knowledge of practices, techniques, tools, equipment and materials used in interior and exterior surface painting and skill in the application of such practices and techniques; a working knowledge of various kinds of paints, varnishes, shellacs, lacquers and calcimines, their adaptability and uses; a working knowledge of safety measures and precautions; skill in mixing and matching paint; skill in the application of paints and other finishes with brush or spray gun; the ability to follow oral and written instructions; and related capacities and abilities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
EDUCATION:
Such as may have been gained through completion of eight school grades; and

EXPERIENCE:
Such as may have been gained through employment as a journeyman painter.

Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.

Position Number:
0209

Preferred Qualifications:
Environmental Conditions:
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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