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Job Code: 0508
Job Level: 06
Revised Date: 03/01/2020
Job Family: JF 21

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Occupational Summary

Perform general painting, finishing, coating and small sheetrock repair on University facilities

Work Performed

Assist painters in assigned work.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Read blueprints. Use riggings, hoist, ladders, scaffolding, lifts and other various equipment used in painting.

Repair and finish drywall for painting. Properly use, care, and maintenance for/or equipment used in painting trade.

Use hand and power tools safely. Erect scaffolding, ladders and lifts.

Knowledge of safety procedures for working on ladders, scaffolds and lifts. Correct protect surfaces adjacent to paint spraying areas.

Select brushes, rollers, pads, mitts and other related accessories for applying paint. Correctly store and maintain brushes and rollers.

Calculate scaffold loads, area load, live loads, concentrated loads, and cantilevered loads. Safely operate and maintain all paint equipment.

Use tools, materials and other methods for preparing surfaces for paint, and or coating. Identify different types of sealant and filters and apply these to construction substrates.

Use sand blasting equipment correctly and safely.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires an educational background normally equivalent to a high school education with course work in skilled crafts or trades training, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Possess a valid North Carolina driver's license.

Completed forklift training.


Completed Level 5, Painter I program requirements or have 3 years experience in painter trade and able to pass the required test for Level 6, Painter II




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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