Airport Painter

Broward County Board of County Commissioners - Fort Lauderdale, FL3.8

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Airport Painter.

This Job Announcement will remain open until a sufficient number of applications are received

The Aviation Department which operates the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the North Perry Airport is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Painter. The Airport Painter position is skilled work in Airfield and taxiway markings, painting of interior and exterior buildings, fixtures, signs and various equipment. Duties involve the application of paint to a variety of surfaces using a brush, roller, spray gun and linelazer equipment. Work includes the preparation of surfaces and materials for painting and occasional hazardous work from scaffolding. Work requires individual skilled performance in accordance with standard trade practices. Assignments are received orally or through written job orders. Work is reviewed while in process and upon completion. The Airport's Maintenance Division operates on a 24/7 schedule with three 8 hour shifts, unless otherwise determined by operational needs. This is an exciting fast paced work environment with shift work over a 5 day work schedule with two consecutive days off during the week.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires one (1) year serving an apprenticeship program or experience in the field.

Special Certifications and Licenses Required:
Possess and maintain a Florida E Class Driver's License with authority to drive a county vehicle for duration of appointment
Must obtain and maintain Security Identification Display Access (SIDA) and Customs and Border Protection Seal.
Must be able to obtain/maintain Airfield driving privileges movement & non movement.

Journey level certification in Painting trade
Airfield Part 139 Inspection experience
Airfield/Taxiway Marking experience
Four (4)+ years of journey level industrial painting experience
Additional Information
The work schedule includes afternoon, evening or night shifts, weekends and holidays. * An extensive ten (10) year work history verification and criminal background check, including fingerprinting and all other information as required by the Federal Aviation Administration. * Post-offer physical examination including drug testing. * Ability to maintain authorization to drive a County vehicle. * Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge. * The Aviation Department operates under a Drug-Free Workplace Policy in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Prepares a variety of interior and exterior surfaces for painting or finishing in order to ensure maximum finish life, protect designated areas, prevent finish application to unwanted areas, and/or protect the public or other workers from contamination and spills.
Estimates and determines time and materials needed to complete assigned painting project in order to facilitate scheduling, identifies approximate costs and staffing needs, identifies type and amount of paint, finish, and coverings needed, and provides information needed to determine whether to do project in-house or contract out.
Mixes and matches paints and stains using the proper proportions of pigment, base, and thinner; applies paint to interiors and exteriors of buildings; applies paint to special institutions, general building, and other furniture and equipment as well as to a variety of equipment; uses spray gun and brushes.
Occasionally performs staining; uses brush or rag, or dips objects into various stains; stains shelving, benches, tables and cabinets prior to lacquering or varnishing.
Rigs and erects scaffolding; hauls and erects ladders; applies waterproofing to building walls; cuts old caulking compounds and inserts new; repairs bad spots in furniture; applies paint remover; neutralizes spots with alcohol or sands or scrapes it; cleans brushes and spray guns and makes minor repairs to equipment and apparatus.
Prepares surfaces to be painted; removes dirt, scales, rust, old paint, grease and other materials; scrapes and sands surfaces and applies sizing, grit or sandblasts; operates disk sanders or power brushes.
Performs other related work as required.

This position also requires:
Knowledge of methods, materials, tools and practices of painting trade.
Knowledge of rigging and scaffolding, and the hazards and safety precautions of painting work.
Ability to work at considerable heights from scaffolding.
Ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability and skill in the use and care of paint brushes, spray guns and other equipment of the paint trade.
Ability and skill in mixing paints and matching and blending colors.
Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
Ability to obtain/maintain Airport security & customs badging.
Ability to obtain/maintain Airfield driving privileges movement
Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs medium to heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping, lifting, and raising objects and also involves exerting between 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance:
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities:
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities:
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.