Under general supervision and according to established procedures performs necessary plastering painting wallpaper hanging and refinishing of interior building surfaces and furnishings.


Prepares surfaces for painting by using sandpaper wire brushes steel wool and cleaning solvents. Removes old Paint by applying liquid paint removers. Fills nail holes and cracks with putty and plaster and other fillers. Washes area and replaces broken glass throughout the complex.

Plasters walls to repair large cracks or holes. Tapes dry walls ad applies compound as needed. Sands primes and paints.

Prepares area for painting by removing furniture and fixtures masking around areas being painted with tape and paper and spreading drop clothes to protect flooring from paint spatters. May erect scaffolding.

Selects premixed paints or may mix paint to desired tone by mixing and blending required portions of pigment oil thinning and drying substances.

Applies coats of paint varnishes stains sealer enamel lacquer etc. to decorate and protect interior surfaces trimmings furniture and equipment. Uses paint brushes rollers trimmers spray guns and other necessary applications equipment.

Cleans area upon completion of painting and replaces all furniture. Cleans painting equipment brushes etc after painting is completed.

Hangs vinyl wall coverings and makes repairs to vinyl materials as necessary.

Finishes or refinishes furniture and equipment to specified color or finish by applying paint remover and scraping it off staining or painting applying sealer.

Calculates and selects quantity and type of paints vinyl and other materials needed to complete assigned tasks. Completes records of time and materials used on each job. Operates graphic 4 system for making signs throughout the complex.


Other information:

Completion of High School or its equivalent.

Completion of courses in painting plastering and paper hanging or the equivalent on-the-job experience.

The physical ability to carry materials throughout the hospital and to climb ladders and scaffolding.

Knowledge of painting techniques uses of painting as well as basic masonry and paper techniques in order to ensure that the finished product is decorative.

Knowledge of proper care and use of painter�s hand and power tools.


Requires three to five years experience which may include completion of an apprenticeship program.



Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 2


Union: IBT