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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6230 

Occ. Group: 412.564  


Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in preparing and painting buildings, equipment, furniture, and various other surfaces and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Prepares surfaces prior to painting and hand brushes, roll paints, or spray paints building, areas, equipment, furniture, and other surfaces.

Determines type and kind of materials needed, time allowance between coats and the number of coats required, adequacy of surface preparation and areas to be painted.

Applies primer, sealer and undercoats to office interiors and applies finish and/or protective coats to walls and ceilings.

Thins material to proper consistency and mixes and matches paints to surface being painted.

Rigs scaffolding.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of painting.

Knowledge of paints, colors, and mixing of colors.

Knowledge of surface preparations, primers, sealers, undercoats and thinners.

Knowledge of the equipment used in painting.

Knowledge of the safety precautions to be used when working with the necessary equipment.

Ability to apply paint evenly, consistently, and efficiently.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.  

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Completion of standard apprenticeship in the painting trade. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
10/1/80        5     532013213

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary 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 specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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