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General Maintenance – Commercial Painter

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

General Maintenance – Commercial Painter


The General Maintenance employee, under direction of the Zoo Buildings Manager, performs skilled tasks which require specialized training, considerable experience and proven abilities. This position will emphasize skills within the commercial painting trade, but also include, masonry, carpentry, electrical, welding, plumbing, etc., as they relate to industrial building maintenance and construction field. Qualified candidates must successfully complete a hands-on skills test.


  • Performs master level skilled trade work in commercial painting.
  • Operates equipment such as compressors, spray equipment, sandblaster, power tools, scissor lifts, boom lifts, etc.
  • Applies paints, coatings, stains, surface preparatory materials, and undercoating materials to a variety of surfaces, as appropriate, and according to Materials Safety Data Sheets ensuring compliance with hazardous materials guidelines.
  • Performs considerable skilled and semi skilled work in electrical, welding, carpentry, masonry, plumbing as assigned
  • Performs all aspects of building maintenance
  • Provides general labor for construction projects.
  • Provides work direction to seasonal employees, as assigned.
  • Instructs/trains other employees in the skill/trade or operation of a wide range of tools and equipment
  • Carries out duties and responsibilities in a safe and efficient manner to maintain safe work environment and surrounding area.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of key issues.



  • High school diploma or equivalent with at least two years’ experience in construction or industrial maintenance.
  • Physical capacity to perform outdoor labor and normal duties (commonly lifting 100 lbs.).
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license.
  • Position requires initiative, responsibility and ability to exercise independent judgment.


SHIFT: Sunday – Thursday ; 7:00 am – 3:30 pm      DAYS OFF: Friday, Saturday


Filing Deadline:  Open until filled


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