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Skilled Maintenance Painter

Cerritos College

Job Details

Skilled Maintenance Painter

Salary: $59,787.96 - $71,906.52 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Skilled-Maintenance-22
Closing: 7/14/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: Skilled-Maintenance-22
Division: Facilities

Closing Date:
This position will close on July 14, 202 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

College Profile
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at

Department Profile
Facilities is dedicated to the maintenance of the campus's physical environment. As the stewards of the buildings and grounds on our campus, Facilities is the single point of contact for all service and maintenance requests. Dedicated to providing superior service to our clients (students, faculty, staff, and the neighboring community), Our staff evaluates and prioritizes customer service requests and work to ensure the highest standards of care and concern for the campus.

Provides a variety of skilled construction, alteration, maintenance, and repair of facilities, buildings, and mechanical systems. Works primarily in an area of specialization (e.g., electrical, plumbing, locksmith, painting, carpentry), yet is fully qualified and capable of performing related work at this level of skill and assisting or participating with others in their specialty.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Painter is a multi-skilled maintenance specialist, requiring journey level experience in commercial painting and general competency in additional related areas.

Job Duties
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of painting and varnishing duties to wood, metal, glass, stucco, masonry, cement, wallboard, and other surfaces. Paints walls, doors, rooms, buildings, parking lots, and other surfaces as required. Uses spray equipment, rollers, or brushes.
  • Prepares surfaces of interior and exterior walls, wood and metalwork, of buildings and fixtures by water blasting, scraping, using commercial paint removers, fills cracks and holes or sizing plaster walls.
  • Makes repairs to worn and/or damaged surfaces, removes graffiti as needed. Participates with others on repairs to structural members.
  • Makes repairs to worn and/or damaged surfaces, removes graffiti as needed. Participates with others on repairs to structural members.
  • Erects, rigs, and moves working scaffolds, swing stages, and extension ladders. Applies paint, varnish, and other protective and decorative finishes in a manner that reflects senior-level skill and ability. Finishes surfaces to comply with applicable building codes, District standards, and the usage or exposure of the surfaces.
  • Stencils and paints signage, building identifiers, and other lettering. Assures consistent styles, sizes, color, and location of lettering to be readily seen
  • Recommends standards and specifications for equipment, materials, and workmanship for work performed by staff and outside contractors.
  • Accesses and retrieves work orders using the automated work order system. May enter time and materials information associated with work performed on orders.
  • Participates with or assists other skilled maintenance specialists in at least the following areas such as but not limited to carpentry, plumbing, locksmith, and electrical, as needed, Skilled Maintenance - Painter to assure safety, balance workload, and complete projects on a timely-basis.
  • Maintains required records and makes reports. Prepares reports on work completed and materials used. Ensures that secondary containers for cleaning and other products are properly labeled. Ensures that Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for assigned area(s) are up to date.
  • Operates and may perform minor maintenance of equipment including light tractors, skip loaders, forklifts and other labor saving devices.
  • Recommends standards and specifications for equipment, materials, and workmanship for work performed by staff and outside contractors.
  • May lead or assist other maintenance staff, and temporary workers assisting with maintenance.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications
    Education and Experience
    The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent plus specialized training and 4 years of experience in commercial painting with generalist experience in related trades such as carpentry, masonry, locksmith, mechanical, plumbing, or electrical.

    Preferred Qualifications

    State recognized apprenticeship enrollment, or journeyman status

    NACE or the Society for Protective Coatings certification

    Commercial residential and painting certificate

    Supplemental Information
    Knowledge and Skills
    Requires in-depth working knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, techniques, materials, tools, equipment, layouts and set-ups used in at least one of the following areas: carpentry, plumbing, and commercial painting, plus basic-to-journey level skills in the other areas listed. Requires a working knowledge of the uses and purposes of hand and power tools and equipment used on construction and general maintenance. Requires knowledge of the assembly and operation of labor saving devices such as scaffolding and personnel and material handling equipment. Requires basic knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance procedures for fire prevention systems, elevators, and swimming pools. Requires knowledge of safe work practices and the safety orders of the California OSHA related to area of specialty. Requires sufficient math skills to make measurements and estimate costs. Requires sufficient communications skills to convey information to co-workers and contractors. Requires sufficient math skills to make measurements and estimate costs.

    Requires the ability to perform journeyman commercial painting skillfully and in a timely manner and participate/assist in the work of other trades. Requires the ability to promptly respond to District emergencies. Requires the ability to operate vehicles and labor saving devices such as chain hoists and electric high-lift equipment, maintenance equipment, and a full range of hand and power tools used to perform construction, carpentry, electrical and mechanical services. Requires the ability to perform welding and glazing. Requires the ability to read and interpret drawings, sketches, blueprints, schematics, and building and fire codes. Requires the ability to maintain records and activity logs. Requires the ability to estimate materials and labor for assignments. Requires the ability to work cooperatively and maintain harmonious relations with staff, contractors, and the public. Requires the ability to observe safe work practices and handle hazardous materials according to accepted procedures. Requires the ability to complete projects on a timely basis and support special events. Requires the ability to complete training within a reasonable time in handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials, asbestos awareness, OSHA standards, and bloodborne pathogens.

    Physical Abilities
    Requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time, walk up to 400 yards, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to heavy weights of up to 75 pounds on a regular basis. Requires the ability to push, pull, and guide materials over 75 pounds. Requires the ability to climb (e.g. ladders, scaffolding), stoop, kneel, and crouch on a regular basis. Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination, hand and finger dexterity including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to operate specialized equipment and read technical (including blueprints) and safety information. Requires auditory ability to hear machinery sounds and alarms. Requires near and far visual acuity to read printed materials, moving objects, observe work-in-progress, and color perception. Requires speaking ability to carry on ordinary conversations. Requires the ability to work in extreme temperature conditions.

    Licenses and Certificates
    Requires a valid Driver's License.

    Working Conditions
    Work is performed indoors and outdoors in extreme weather conditions where significant safety considerations exist from full-body physical labor and handling of medium-to heavy weight materials.

    Salary/Fringe Benefits

    Grade 38 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($4,982.33 -$5,992.21/month).

    Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

    Participation in the Public Employee's Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security.

    Conditions of Employment:
    This is a full-time, 12-calendar month classified position Hours of employment are:Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pmInitial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2.Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.
    Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

    Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage
    **Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas

    Application Procedures:
    Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
    Required Documents needed to applyResume/Curriculum VitaeCover letter / Letter of InterestOne Letter of Recommendation

    To apply, visit

    The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .

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    Working at Cerritos College

    Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college serving an area of 52 square miles of southeastern Los Angeles county. The college offers degrees and certificates in 87 areas of study in nine divisions. Over 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies each year.

    The Cerritos College student body is a majority of minorities: Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans together account for more than 60% of our students.

    But there is much more to our diversity....

    Cerritos College attracts students directly from high school, but we also attract the returning student who may have been out of school for many years. We serve first generation college students as well as college students with a college family tradition.

    Our mission is teaching and our faculty has established a distinguished record of scholarship, research and publication.


    The Human Resources Department is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining the highest qualified individuals to meet the educational goals of our diverse student population.

    We encourage and support a diverse atmosphere where employees feel valued and recognized for their efforts, along with the support to create an environment which fosters the positive attitude and creative spirit of our employees.

    The District offers a comprehensive benefit program that promotes wellness and supports healthy lifestyle choices.

    Human Resources affirms its commitment to ensuring that all employment and employment-related decisions are based on the principles of equal employment opportunity.

    Above all else, Cerritos College Human Resources provides quality service, while maintaining confidentiality, integrity, respecting individuals, promoting teamwork and focusing on innovation and the future.

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