The Leadman possesses all the skills required of a Journeyman and is able to supervise a work crew without direct supervision from a higher level. Supervision in this case comprises instruction on how to do the tasks required of the craft, and does not generally constitute pay, scheduling, or disciplinary decision making.
Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.
- Paints surfaces, using brushes, spray gun, or rollers.
- Applies paint to simulate wood grain, marble, brick, or stonework.
- Uses pressure washer or blasting equipment to prepare surfaces.
- Cuts stencils, and brushes and sprays lettering and decorations on surfaces.
- Sands surfaces between coats and polishes final coat to specified finish.
- Bakes finish on painted and enameled articles in baking oven.
- Washes and treats surfaces with oil, turpentine, mildew remover, or other preparations.
- Mixes and matches colors of paint, stain, or varnish.
- Fills cracks, holes, and joints with caulk putty, plaster, or other filler, using caulking gun or putty knife.
- Reads work order or receives instructions from supervisor
- Climbs scaffolding or sets up and climbs ladders to work above ground level.
- Covers surfaces with dropcloths or masking tape and paper to protect surface during painting.
- Burns off old paint, using blowtorch.
- Removes fixtures, such as pictures and electric switchcovers, from walls prior to painting.
- Sprays or brushes hot plastics or pitch onto surfaces.
- Smoothes surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, or sanding machine.