The Painter reports to the Property Manager and is responsible for painting, finishing and maintaining a wide variety of interior and exterior surfaces and structures. Applies paint to the interior and the exterior of apartments and other property facilities; makes sufficient preparation for painting; repairs sheet-rock; cleans out air vents; performs other jobs as needed. The successful candidate will embody and work to reinforce MAA's Core Values. Those values include:
Appreciating the uniqueness of each individual
Communicating openly and with integrity
Doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons
Duties and Responsibilities
Receives work order or instructions for a paint job or another task; assembles all needed equipment and transports it to the work site; may drive to different properties in the same area.
Prepares surfaces to be painted; smooth's surfaces to be painted with sandpaper, brushes, steel wool, etc. and removes old paint with paint remover, scrapers, wire brushes, etc.
Fills holes in surfaces such as nail holes, cracks, and joints with putty, plaster, or another filler; may wash surfaces before painting.
Selects paints and/or mixes paints and may add thinners to gain the desired color and texture.
Removes fixtures and other items from walls; erects scaffolding or sets up ladders as needed.
Applies paint with brushes, rollers, sprayers, or other standard equipment to walls, ceilings, doors, baseboards, molding, vents, porches, sheds, garages, and other surfaces.
Cleans up equipment and painted area after completion; replaces fixtures.
Repairs sheetrock, caulks windows, and cleans air vents as needed.
Performs the duties of other positions such as Landscape and Make Ready.
Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the needs of the business.
High school diploma/GED
Six months of interior and exterior painting experience.
Thorough knowledge of painting equipment and techniques.
Ability to read instructions and complete standard paperwork.
Must have valid driver's license or immediate means of transportation and ability to travel to multiple properties.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of painting equipment and techniques
Knowledge of paints such as flats, semi-glosses, oil-based and water-based, and which tools are best to use in each situation
Ability to work in disagreeable environments including paint fumes and all types of weather
Ability to understand written and verbal instructions
Ability to bend, stoop, climb, and other difficult physical motions
Ability to lift weights of 50 lbs. or above regularly
Physical and Environmental Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc