UNIFOR - Painter - Certified

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Painter - Certified
Hay Point Range: N/A


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

Under general supervision, the Painter is responsible for painting and decorating work of all types, estimating material requirements for specific jobs and maintaining related records.


  • Is 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 54" wall coverings and wall paper.
  • Sands and refinishes hardwood floors.
  • Does furniture staining and finishing.
  • Replaces sash cords only when glass requires repair; uses caulking compounds for specific applications.
  • Records hours worked on work orders and daily time cards.
  • Uses spray painting (including maintenance of) airless and conventional and H.V.L.P. units.
  • Performs sign writing, stencil cutting and associated requirements.
  • Estimates material and time requirements of jobs at request of supervisor.
  • Works to design consultants colour schedules.
  • Marks athletic facilities, e.g. Gymnasium Game Courts, Ice Arena, etc.
  • 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 possess a valid Certificate of Qualification as a Painter issued by the Manitoba Department of Labour.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


At least eight years of related experience

Skills and Abilities

  • The ability to work at heights on ladders, scaffolds or swing stages.
  • Ability to supervise and relate well with helpers.
  • Must adhere to all safety standards as established by the Physical Plant Department.
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision.

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."