CAW - Maintenance Painter - Uncertified

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Maintenance Painter - Uncertified
Unit: C.A.W.
Hay Point Range: N/A


The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical plant of the University including construction, renovations, the provision of utility services and the care and maintenance of all properties.

Under close supervision, the Maintenance Painter Uncertified assists with painting and decorating work of all types.

Normally, as the duties and responsibilities vary from year to year, he/she is expected to assume increasing responsibility and require less supervision with progress through the first, second and third years of this classification.


  • Required to do colour matching, mixing and tinting.
  • Does plaster patching and repairs in general to surfaces which are to be painted.
  • Applies all materials applicable to the trade and as required, works at heights on scaffolds, ladders, and swing stages.
  • Applies wall coverings.
  • Sands and finishes hardwood floors.
  • Does furniture finishing.
  • Replaces sash cords only when glass requires repair.
  • Is required to use caulking compounds for specific applications.
  • Records hours of work on work orders and daily time cards.
  • Uses spray painting (airless and compression) units.
  • Performs sign writing, stencil cutting, and associated requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Education to an acceptable level.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


  • Minimum four years experience in the paint industry.
  • Should have basic knowledge of painting and decorating products and equipment.

Skills and Abilities

  • The ability to learn appropriate trade skills.
  • The ability to work at heights on ladders, scaffolds or swing stages.
  • Willingness to accept increasing responsibility relative to experience gained on the job. gained on the job.

Physical Requirements

Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."

Questions or Comments? Contact Jindra Vancura at (204) 474-8288