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Lead Paint Technician, 24575

Location Charlotte, NC
Date Posted July 12, 2018
Category Data Center
Job Type Full-Time


The Lead Paint Technician leads a team that is responsible for maintaining the interior and exterior painted areas, repairing areas (gutters, decks etc.) and keeping the home sealed and protected from the elements at AH4R properties. These tasks are essential in preventing damage to the homes by stopping water intrusion and absorption into the interior areas of the home and building materials. Without this protection, there could be thousands of dollars in damage and destruction to parts of the interior. A well painted home helps generate revenue by helping to lease more properties, reduces the days on market and adds to increased revenue. The Lead Paint Technician trains, coaches and mentors the Paint Technicians, schedules their work and serves as the project manager for all their assigned properties.

Description of Essential Job Functions

  • Executes a professional standard of painting of both interiors and exteriors of AH4R properties; painting is done with electric powered airless paint sprayers, brushes and rollers; all safety equipment is worn during sprayer operation such as a respirator and protective coveralls and gloves; inspects all equipment before use; completes all scraping, sanding, priming, tapping, texturing and caulking to the existing finishes that are to be painted to remove loose materials and imperfections; mixes colors and comes up with the proper shades; deciding upon the number of paint coats that will be required; cleans surfaces to be painted by hand or using a gas powered pressure washer on dirty exteriors (houses, driveways, decks etc.); prepares all areas of any paint job by covering or moving items and masking off any areas to prevent over-spray; taping areas creates clean borders and also protects against spills, leaks, and drips along with covering all non-painted areas with automatic maskers, tape, masking paper, drop cloths and plastic.
  • Manages painting projects; surveys and assesses designated projects and job sites; responsible for preparing cost estimates and recommends cost savings.; keeps and maintains any and all OSHA certification training; maintains and updates all Safety Data Sheets (SDS) logs; keeps an accurate inventory count at all times; plans jobs in an effective manner to ensure optimum job efficiency and effectiveness; completes daily paperwork tracking job time and material costs; drives company vehicle to and from all job locations; to all job sites and back home.
  • Supervises the day-to-day activities of the team; manages, trains and coach's individual technicians while guiding them to reach their potential and providing constructive feedback for employee development; assists in and performs safety training as needed initially and as a continual follows up where needed to ensure all technicians are trained on safety and practicing all safety steps daily including personal protective equipment (PPE) used and worn properly at all times.
  • Completes repairs to the property being painted including but not limited to stucco, siding, decks, porches, drywall, baseboards, gutters, fences, and other types of small and medium repairs; performs sheet rock preparation for paint; repair or install sheet rock; work is always completed using the proper tools and materials.
  • Performs clean-up of all projects after painting and appropriate drying time; ensures that all spills, over-spray and taped surfaces are cleaned with soap and water or paint remover per product instructions; all drop clothes, masking paper, tape and plastic coverings are disposed of or cleaned and properly stored away.
  • Completes all necessary inspections of tools, ladders, extension cords, work areas and climbing equipment such as ladders and scaffolding; responsible for the correct use of all tools and equipment as well as training; supervising other painters on the proper use and safety of all tools and equipment.
  • Cleans all painting equipment after every job including the paint sprayer, brushes, roller covers and handles to the ladders, scaffolding and PPE equipment; soap and water or paint remover applied with scrub brushes and paint rags are used to clean all equipment; everything should be dried and oiled if needed; paint sprayers should be filled with pump Saver every Friday.
  • Ensures compliance with and follows all organizational systems, programs, training, policies, and procedures as required and complies with relevant legal mandates. Seeks guidance as necessary.
  • Actively supports and participates in the safety program, both for self-protection and the protection of other employees, by reading and abiding by all requirements in the Safety Manual and Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).
  • Carries out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and professional manner.
  • Handles various other duties as delegated by the Regional Field Service Manager.

Required Skills:


  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong staffing, development, appraisal and relationship management skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Must be able to use discretion and independent judgement.
  • Must be able to implement process improvement changes.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to adapt and flex to a changing environment.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English.
  • Must be able to perform basic measurement and calculations.
  • Must be able to lift:
    • 70 pounds to waist height
    • 40 pounds to shoulder height
    • 20 pounds above the head
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to climb ladders.
  • Must be able to operate and maintain the following equipment:
    • Airless paint sprayer, gas powered washer, electric saw (miter saw or similar), electric drill, electric sanders, ladders, scaffolding, paint rollers, paint brushes, extension poles, sanders, paint mixers, respirators and water / chemical proof suits, paint brush, roller, scraper, taping and bedding tools.

Required Experience:


  • Minimum of five (5) years of painting experience required to include:
    • The correct and safe use of the following tools: airless paint sprayer, gas powered washer, electric saw (miter saw or similar), electric drill, electric sanders, ladders, scaffolding, paint rollers, paint brushes, extension poles, sanders etc. and the proper care and maintenance of all tools and equipment.
    • Completing any repairs to the property being painted including but not limited to stucco, siding, decks, drywall, baseboards, gutters, fences, and other types of small and medium repairs.
    • Daily use of standard methods, practices, tools, equipment, materials, hazards and safety precautions of the painting trade.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience managing direct reports required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years as a paint lead, crew leader, paint foreman or similarly related experience required.
  • Experienced using an Apple iPad is recommended.
  • Valid Driver's license required.
  • Painting Industry Certification or vocational training in any category below is highly desirable:
    • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)- painter levels 1-3
    • Licensed house painter
    • Lead paint certification
    • Lead Abatement
    • Other qualified training in painting techniques or similar
  • Associates degree or higher preferred.
  • Two (2) or more years Journeyman experience as a painter preferred.
  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints and specifications preferred.
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