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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6235 

Occ. Group: 412.909 

Painter Lead Worker

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; supervising painters of lower classifications, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Performs skilled painting on campus properties.

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

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

Supervises and assigns work to painters of a lower classification.

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 preparation, primers, sealers, undercoats and thinners.

Knowledge of the equipment used in painting.

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

Knowledge of the principles and methods of supervision.

Ability to paint evenly, consistently and efficiently.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to instruct and supervise other painters of lower classification.

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 the tenth grade. Progressively responsible experience in painting at the journeyman level. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
10/1/80        6     533023123

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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