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Painter Apprentice

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Hours: 2PM-10:30PM

Under the general supervision of the manager/Facility Workplace Solutions team and the daily direction of the Lead Painter, performs various duties; interior and exterior painting; caulking and patching; touch-up and refinishing furniture; wallpapering; ceiling and floor tile repairs; and Pc based sign production. assists in maintaining and repairing the facilities surfaces at multiple Milwaukee area Northwestern Mutual facilities to ensure and maintain a Class A facility. Assist with special projects as requested. Materials, documentation and process improvement, Assists with maintaining prints and documentation relating to related to all surfaces and preparation. Ensures, proper inventory levels of parts, tools, and materials.

Apprenticeship program requires attending scheduled class and working onsite five days per week. During the apprenticeship program, employees work primarily second shift hours, but hours may vary. Upon completion of the program, the incumbent may be placed at the Downtown or Franklin campus. Participate in a state approved program. Attend and participate in mandatory weekly class work and other associated programs. Applicant must remain in good standing with state approved apprenticeship program which includes grades and attendance.

Must achieve and maintain certifications as a member of the Emergency Response Team, assists with routine medical situations, evacuations and monitoring of severe weather conditions to assure the safety of employees and visitors.

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Proven mechanical aptitude required.

Strong customer focus, initiative, accuracy and problem solving skills; effective organizational and communication skills along with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Must be able to adapt to changing priorities and meet required timeframes.

Maintain a proven track record of consistently and good attendance.

Will be trained in the proper handling and use of hazardous or corrosive chemicals

Required to be a member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), must maintain CPR/1st Aid/AED (defibrillator) certification must be obtained with in first 6 months on the job.

Must have working knowledge of a PC and be able to demonstrate proficiency in common PC functions and applications, such as Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as internet explorer.

This job is part of a group of jobs considered essential services. All essential employees are expected to make every reasonable effort possible to report for work or remain working for the balance of the shift to include during inclement weather conditions and emergency situations.

Must be able to work overtime and weekends when required to do so.

Ability to read and understand blueprints and drawings.

Knowledge of work-related OSHA

A basic knowledge of relevant state and local building codes and industry standards.

Physical Requirements

  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Walk for long periods of time.
  • Be able to lift 80lbs
  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Repeat the same movements.
  • Bend or twist their body.
  • Not afraid of heights
  • Climb ladders, scaffolds, or Operate Lifts.
  • Kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl.



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W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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