Circuit of the Americas
  • Operations
  • TX, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. Remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. Mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency and complying with safety rules and regulations. The Carpenter is a non-exempt position and reports to the COTA Manager of Facilities.
Essential Functions:
• Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, and other finishes to equipment, buildings, bridges, and/or other structures, using brushes, spray guns, or rollers
• Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
• Calculate amounts of required materials and estimate costs, based on surface measurements and/or work orders.
• Cover surfaces with drop cloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting
• Fill cracks, holes, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
• Mix and match colors of paint, stain, or varnish with oil and thinning and drying additives in order to obtain desired colors and consistencies.
• Polish final coats to specified finishes.
• Read work orders or receive instructions from supervisors or homeowners in order to determine work requirements
• Remove fixtures such as pictures, door knobs, lamps, and electric switch covers prior to painting.
• Remove old finishes by stripping, sanding, wire brushing, burning, or using water and/or abrasive blasting.
• Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, and/or sanding machines.
• Wash and treat surfaces with oil, turpentine, mildew remover, or other preparations, and sand rough spots to ensure that finishes will adhere properly
• Bake finishes on painted and enameled articles, using baking ovens.
• Cut stencils, and brush and spray lettering and decorations on surfaces
• Erect scaffolding and swing gates, or set up ladders, to work above ground level.
• Select and purchase tools and finishes for surfaces to be covered, considering durability, ease of handling, methods of application, and customers' wishes.
• Spray or brush hot plastics or pitch onto surfaces.
• Use special finishing techniques such as sponging, ragging, layering, or faux finishing.
• Waterproof buildings, using water proofers and caulking.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Mathematical and analytical skills necessary to do material estimates
• Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
• Controlling operations of equipment or systems
• The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
• Able to envision all steps in assigned tasks
• Worker must provide and wear their own steel-toed shoes on the job site
• Adept at establishing relationships with all parties involved in the painting and construction process that facilitate harmonious working relationships during project, and prompt permit resolution of problems and conflicts as they occur
• Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances
• Ability to adapt to changing work priorities and with constant interruptions
• Ability to meet deadlines and schedules
• Must have excellent technical understanding
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Able to understand verbal and written instructions
Physical Demands:
• Ability to lift and manipulate objects of up to 80 lbs/ for 50 ft. required
• Ability to climb ladders for heights of up to 60 ft., and crawl for distances of 50 ft
• Ability to work with tools, lumber, and materials
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear
• The employee occasionally sits
• The employee is frequently required to stand; walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel or crouch
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth perception
• The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
• The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
• The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
• The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Work Environment:
• Regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes and noise.
• Exposed to a combination of normal office type environments and shop environments
• While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, wet or humid conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

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