Painting Foreman Duties
This is supervisory and skilled work in supervising and
participating in painting activities on campus including
buildings, equipment, and other property in accordance with
blueprints, sketches and verbal instructions.
This individual will plan and schedule work for the group,
ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate
manning, space and facilities for subsequent performance of
duties. This individual will also estimate time, cost and
materials for painting projects; determine sequences of painting
operations and methods to be used to include scaffolding and
rigging, color blending and matching; inspect completed work for
compliance with blueprints, specifications and instructions;
direct any rework or modification; conduct periodic inspections
of University buildings and facilities to determine painting
needs; recommend various personnel actions including, but not
limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions and
vacation schedules. Assignments are received in the form of
brief written work orders and must frequently be supplemented by
consultation with departmental personnel regarding color schemes
desired. Work is performed under general direction of an
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises skilled painters in shop and outside work; assigns
subordinate painters to work details, and inspects work in
progress and upon completion to ensure that it meets required
Supervises and participates in mixing paints and matching
colors; inspects surfaces for cleanliness and readiness for
painting; inspects equipment; buildings, or other structures
reported to be in need of painting.
Discusses painting needs and color matching problems with
departmental personnel; supervises the painting and redecorating
of building interiors and exteriors, furniture, equipment, and
fixtures; supervises skilled glazing, paper hanging, and truck
and parking lot painting.
Maintains records and reports of material, labor, and time
costs. Requisitions supplies and equipment; maintains check on
material requirements; estimates costs of jobs and amounts of
material necessary; maintains records and submits reports.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school with
5 years of related experience and considerable experience as a
journeyman painter, and some experience in supervisory and cost
estimating work; or any equivalent combination of training and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, materials,
methods, and equipment of the painting trade necessary to
execute a top-level painting project.
Considerable knowledge of the qualities and adaptabilities of
various surfacing materials, of the methods or preparing
surfaces for finishing, of the proper methods of mixing paints
to obtain desired colors and qualities, and of the weather and
wear resistance qualities of paints and other finishing
Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of
Knowledge of glazing and paper hanging trades.
Ability to successfully manage hazardous waste satellite
facility. Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety
precautions of the work.
Ability to successfully administer various large and small
Ability to plan, lay out, assign, and supervise the work of
journeymen painters and helpers.
Ability to make estimates for materials and time requirements
and to prepare reports.
Ability to maintain good working relationships with other campus
Skill in applying paints and other finishes by brush and spray
equipment, in mixing paints, and in matching and blending