Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Painter I. Under the direction of the Supervisor, Maintenance and Construction, performs a variety of (decorative) painting work, including surface preparation, mixing, matching and applying paints, varnishes, stains and other materials and in painting, repainting and varnishing the interior and exterior of buildings and their furnishings by the brush, roller, spray or other assigned method of application. Installs murals special fabrics and vinyl wall coverings. Assists with job planning and layouts.
Washes walls and woodwork, scrapes old and loose paint from varied types of surfaces, applies putty to holes needed to be filled, patches and tapes drywall and plasters walls where needed; uses primers and scales, sizes reinforcing oils, paint removers, spackling compounds, binders, thinners, solvents and driers.
Prior to the painting process, mixes paints to the proper consistency, matches colors, and, as needed, add coloring; uses enamels, oil paints, water based paints, lacquers, shellac, varnishes and stains.
Using the brush, roller, spray or other assigned methods of application, paints wood, metal, brick and cement walls, floors and ceilings and the interior of buildings. Paints pipes, equipment, fences, metal roofs and other types of ironwork. Installs murals, special fabrics and vinyl wall coverings.
Stains, varnishes and refinishes cabinets, desks, chairs, and other types of equipment and furnishings.
As required, rigs and works from swing scaffolds at high elevations, including swing stages supported by S hooks or outriggers, ladders, window jacks, ladder jacks, aluminum or metal prefabricated scaffolding and/or wooden scaffolding, etc.
Makes emergency repairs, as required.
Makes time and material estimates.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Trade school diploma or equivalent level of knowledge.
Five (5) years of comprehensive experience in work involving the painting of the interior and exterior of building and structures.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS; Ability to perform physical labor without restrictions, including lifting equipment in excess of fifty (50) pounds, performing work on roofs, scaffolds and ladders.
Posting Number: 18ST1159
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 63365
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.