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AUTOMOTIVE PAINTER
OCCUPATION CODE: 4155-01XX
JOB LEVEL: P7-08
BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
4100b
(4155-01XX) AUTOMOTIVE PAINTER



DOCUMENT DATE:
December 21, 2011

FUNCTION:
Refinishes completely the interior and exterior painted surfaces of motor vehicles, including trailer vans, or refinishes damaged areas of such vehicles.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.

REQUIREMENTS:
This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each KSA, to include at least minimum competency for senior-qualified positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily. Applicants demonstrate these levels by describing examples of experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal. Ratings are based on the demonstration of the level of possession of each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying. 1. Ability to operate power driven and hand tools such as power driven disc sanders and air-operated spray guns. 2. Ability to disassemble and reassemble common components incident to preparation and finishing of painted surfaces. 3. Ability to work without immediate supervision. 4. Ability to use manuals and other technical references needed for common day-today operations. 5. Ability to operate with dexterity and safety both in operation and product. 6. Knowledge of acceptable automotive painting practices with enough experience to refinish completely the interior and exterior painted surfaces of motor vehicles, including trailer and van bodies, including knowledge of adjusting nozzles of spray guns to insure that all surfaces are evenly coated with no streaks or wrinkles. 7. Ability to perform acceptable stripping and pencil lining; to select the proper fillers for filling scratches, scarifications, rust spots, and pit holds; to sand, scrape or grind to the degree necessary to obtain a smooth surface; to feather edge and match the existing painted surfaces and mask necessary areas not to be painted. 8. Ability to determine the method and extent of conditioning and preparation for repainting vehicle bodies having surfaces of steel, aluminum or fiberglass. 9. Knowledge of enamels, lacquers, thinners, epoxies, fiberglass, and other material used in automotive painting; and ability to choose, mix, and blend painting materials to achieve proper consistency to use in spraying equipment.

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must successfully complete Exam 251 (scoring for Automotive Painter) and pass an interview.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.

  Occ Code: 4155-01XX

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