Trades 2 – Painter – City of Richmond (Richmond, BC)

The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.

Trades 2 – Painter

Job ID: 2020-0179

The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community. The City of Richmond offers competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada”, then please apply.

This is brush, roller and spray painting work at the journeyman level. Work is distinguished from that of Tradesman I – Painter by the more advanced knowledge and complex nature of the work performed, the wider latitude allowed for use of independent judgement and action and by the advanced degree of required qualifications. The incumbent works with minimal supervision and may supervise the work of one or more helpers as required. Oral and written assignments, which may be accompanied by blueprints and sketches, are received from a superior who reviews work performance.

Examples of key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Paint job preparation and application.
  • Furniture refinishing.
  • Wallpaper installation and repair.
  • Maintenance of paint jobs on city assets.
  • Graffiti removal.
  • Assessment and estimation of paint jobs.
  • Spray booth operation in the paint shop.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other City staff, contractors and members of the general public.
  • Thorough knowledge of the standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in painting and decorating.
  • Considerable knowledge of spray painting methods and spray booth painting operations.
  • Considerable knowledge of the hazards and proper safety precautions related to the work.
  • Ability to supervise the work of one or more helpers as required and work with minimal supervision.
  • Skill in performing a variety of skilled journeyman tasks in painting decorating and finishing.
  • Ability to exercise sound independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain records, estimate job timelines, requisition parts and materials as required.
  • Skill in the use and care of a variety of materials, tools and equipment related to work performed.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Police Information Check.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Grade 12 supplemented by technical courses related to the work. Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in the trade plus five (5) years of experience at the journeyman level.
  • Valid British Columbia Class 5 Driver’s License with a clean drivers abstract.
  • Valid B.C. Trade or Inter-provincial Qualification in Painting and Decorating.

Working Conditions:
Job is physical in nature, requiring manual dexterity, routine light physical effort such as frequent standing, walking and lightweight equipment use as well as occasional heavy physical effort such as ladder and scaffold setup required. Occasional sustained visual effort and mental concentration required. There is occasional exposure to fumes, confined spaces, heights, and road work, with frequent exposure to dust and hazardous chemicals

Additional Information:
Employee Group:

CUPE Local 394

Position Status:

Pay Band:
G11 / PB 8 – Flat Rate with Premium

Pay Range/Rate:
$41.52 hourly

Hours of Work:
7:00am – 4:30pm, with shifts available Monday – Friday.

Internal Closing Date:

External Closing Date:



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