Jacksonville Zoo is currently hiring a Painter. This position is responsible for applying coats of paint, varnish, stain, enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings, and fixtures of buildings and other structures. This position may require flexibility of working hours during special events preparation.
• Cover surfaces with drop cloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
• Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
• Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
• Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or other finishes to equipment, buildings, or other structures, using brushes, spray guns, or rollers.
• Calculate amounts of required materials, based on surface measurements or work orders.
• Read work orders or receive instructions from supervisors to determine work requirements.
• Erect scaffolding or set up ladders, to work above ground level.
• Remove fixtures such as pictures, door knobs, lamps, or electric switch covers prior to painting.
• Wash and treat surfaces with appropriate cleaners and sand rough spots to ensure that finishes will adhere properly.
• Remove old finishes by stripping, sanding, wire brushing, burning, or using water or abrasive blasting.
• Select tools for surfaces to be covered, considering durability, ease of handling, methods of application, and department goals.
• Polish final coats to specified finishes.
Physical requirements include the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds without difficulty, traverse zoo grounds on foot, work in adverse weather conditions, may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, must be able to stoop, bend, lift, kneel, crawl, climb ladders and stairs, squat, lift overhead, dig, rake, sweep, push, pull, and must be able to stand for long periods of time.
High School Diploma or GED required. Valid Driver’s License required. Prior experience 2-3 years painting in an industrial environment is strongly preferred.
This full time, hourly position also includes a complete benefits package with free medical, dental & life insurance, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, paid time off, Zoo membership, discounts at the Zoo and uniforms.
To apply, please submit your resume via email to:
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