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Painter Assistant - General Building, Full-time in Chicago, IL at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

General Summary

The Painter Assistant assists the painter with the installation and maintenance of interior and exterior building wall finishes and surfaces, with paint, coatings, wall coverings, plaster and other repair materials. Removes and installs wall trim and cove base materials, or other accessory items as needed to complete the work professionally and safely.

The Painter Assistant will consistently demonstrate support of the SRAlab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Painter Assistant will demonstrate SRAlab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and SRAlab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities



The Painter Assistant:

  1. Transports material and equipment to the job site or arranges for the transport of heavy or bulky items.
  2. Prepares site by covering furniture, equipment and floors with drop cloths and masking doors, windows and other trim where required.
  3. Prepares surfaces including cleaning, minor repair and patching of metals, wood, masonry, and polishing of finished surfaces and glazing as necessary. Installs, removes, and replaces cove bases, ceiling tiles, wall mounted items, and similar accessory items needed to achieve a complete and finished appearance.
  4. Performs caulking, sanding, taping, application of special finishes and color matching, waxing and polishing of finished surfaces and glazing as necessary.
  5. Makes minor repairs to spray and roller equipment, simulates wood grain, marble, brick or tile effects.
  6. Cuts stencils and stencil surfaces with lettering or decorations.
  7. Paints signs on such surfaces as cloth, bulletin boards, walls, doors, equipment, etc.
  8. Removes, repairs and installs ceramic tile floors, walls & ceilings.
  9. Tapes and spackles drywall in preparation for painting. Fills nail holes, cracks & joints with putty, installs wall base plaster or other filler..
  10. Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of SRAlab.  

Reporting Relationships

  1. Reports directly to the Lead Painter

Job Requirements

  1. High school diploma and one year of maintenance/janitorial experience.
  2. General understanding of painting and building repair tools and equipment.
  3. Ability to read, comprehend and transmit detailed instructions in writing and orally.
  4. Ability to meet deadlines and make sound decisions sometimes under stress.
  5. Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with Administrative medical and supervisory staff employees, patients, representatives of contractors, vendors, etc.
  6. Physical Demands: Sits, stands, bends, kneels, climbs stairs, ladders, and equipment, has good sense of balance to work on heights. Some lifting of medium and/or heavy equipment and tools.

Working Conditions

  1. Some exposure to extreme degrees of heat, noise, dust and dirt areas requiring infection control.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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