Painter

DATE: 10/16/89

JOB TITLE: Painter
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
DIVISION: Streets

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Street Superintendent

DIRECTION OF OTHERS: None

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: High School graduate. One year experience in operating paint sprayers and related equipment. Some knowledge of silk screen process and other related sign making techniques preferred.

NATURE OF WORK: Operates equipment in making and installing street and traffic signs. Operates paint sprayers and related equipment to paint street stripes, signs, guard rails, cross walks and warning devices.

WORK PERFORMED/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Fabricates, paints, erects and maintains street signs to provide traffic control, road information and to identify landmarks.

A. Fabricates street signs using prescribed methods.
B. Applies reflective material to sign blanks by using heat vacuum system.
C. Makes stencils to paint messages on signs.
D. Uses silk screen process to apply messages to signs.
E. Checks for underground utilities, drives and sets posts, and mounts roadway signs.
F. Surveys all signs annually and replaces poor signs.
G. Keeps an inventory of street and warning signs.

II. Stripes roadways and paints curbing to facilitate vehicle and pedestrian traffic movement.
A. Stripes crosswalks, stop lines, center lines, lane markers and parking stalls.
B. Spray paints curbs for parking restrictions.

III. Maintains painting equipment and paint shop area.
A. Cleans paint machines and brushes using approved chemicals and cleaners.
B. Maintains tools and shop area in a neat and orderly manner.

VI. Performs all other job related activities as directed.
A. Informs supervisor of all operations on a regular basis.
B. Participates in snow removal activities as needed.

EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH PUBLIC:

I. Develops public understanding of work and activities of the Division.
II. Maintains good relations with the general public in the course of painting streets and parking lots.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS:

I. Must possess a valid Minnesota Class A CDL driver’s license.

EQUIPMENT AND TOOL OPERATION:

I. Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and equipment relative to this position which shall include but may not be limited to: Motor vehicles, road construction equipment, road maintenance equipment, communication equipment, computers, copy machines, fax machines, measuring devices, grinders, drills, presses, hoists, a variety of hand tools and calculators.

WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS:

I. Hours may vary, but generally 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is a non-exempt position.

II. Machine shop environment and construction job site activities, which may include walking, climbing, and bending, in a normal construction environment. This may include exposure to the natural elements, dust, insects, and conditions that could be hazardous or dangerous relative to construction sites.

III. As approved by the Director of Public Works and availability of funds, continuing education and training will be provided to ensure a competent level of ability to perform of this position and to allow maintenance of required licenses and certifications.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to seventy-five (75) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.