Location: New Castle
Department: DON Management
The Drywaller/Painter for DON Management will apply plasterboard or other wallboard to interior walls or ceilings of buildings and will paint or apply other coatings to walls, equipment, buildings, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surfaces prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following. Other duties as assigned.
- Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean working environment at all times.
- Read blueprints or other specifications to determine methods of installation, work procedures, or material or tool requirements.
- Measure and mark surfaces to lay out work, according to blueprints and drawings, using tape measure, straightedges, or squares, and marking devices.
- Fit and fasten wallboard or drywall into position on wood or metal frameworks, using glue, nails, or screws.
- Measure and cut openings in panels or tiles for electrical outlets, doors, windows, vents, plumbing, or other fixtures, using keyhole saws and other cutting tools.
- Cut metal and wood framing and trim to size, using cutting tools.
- Hang drywall panels on metal or wooden frameworks of walls and ceilings in offices and large buildings, using lifts or hoists to adjust panel heights, when necessary.
- Spreading sealing and joint compound between boards, wall joints, panels, or over cracks, holes, nail heads, or screw heads, using trowels and spatulas.
- Press paper tape over joints to embed tape into sealing compound to seal joints.
- Apply additional coats to fill in holes and make surfaces smooth.
- Seal joints between plasterboard, drywall, or other wall board to prepare wall surfaces for painting.
- Cover surfaces with drop cloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
- Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, or sanding machines.
- Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
- Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or other finishes to buildings, walls, or other structures, using brushes, spray guns, or rollers.
- Erect scaffolding or swing gates, or set up ladders, to work above the ground level.
- Mix and match colors of paint, stain, or varnish to obtain desired colors and consistencies.
- Wash and treat surfaces to ensure that finishes will adhere properly.
- Remove fixtures, such as pictures, doorknobs, lamps, or electrical switch covers prior to painting.
Employee will request direction for non-routine tasks but is expected to exercise judgment and authority consistent with procedures or routine behavior.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High School education and two years to five years related experience and/or training in construction/painting; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill at an advanced level.
Ability to read and provide information to supervisors and co-workers by telephone, e-mail, or in person. Ability to write, enter, transcribe, record, store, and maintain information in written or electronic form. Ability to speak effectively before groups of consumers or employees of the organization.
Ability to solve problems with knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics and their applications.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of materials, methods and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings or other similar structures. Understanding of design techniques, tools and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear.
The employee must lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Employee will possess the ability to bend, stoop, crawl and stretch.
Employee will have the physical ability to use job specific tools and apply all ranges of motion to properly handle said tools.