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Painter / Painter - Spray 

Location Waianae, HI  
About the Organization
Hui Huliau is a nonprofit Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) and community service organization whose business activities principally benefit Native Hawaiians. As an NHO we operate under U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations and own small businesses that participate in the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program for minority owned companies. Our small businesses provide a variety of contracted services to the U. S. Military, U. S. Civilian agencies, and commercial customers at locations worldwide.

Profits from Hui Huliau's for-profit subsidiaries help sustain important education, social, economic, and cultural preservation programs that serve Native Hawaiians in the Waianae community. The Waianae Coast on the western side of the island of Oahu has the highest per capita percentage of Native Hawaiians in the world and the highest poverty and unemployment rate in the State of Hawaii.

Our mission to strengthen our communities, make a positive impact on the lives we touch, and provide a brighter future for the Native Hawaiian people through education, economic opportunities, and the preservation of the Hawaiian language and culture. Hui Huliau employees help us achieve this mission by providing outstanding service to our customers.
Shift Various Shifts  

International Construction Inc. a subsidiary of Hui Huliau is seeking candidates for variable part-time painter/painter spray at various locations to 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Rapid Gate access level to secure facilities
  • Cover surfaces with drop cloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
  • Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
  • Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
  • Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or other finishes to equipment, buildings, bridges, or other structures, using brushes, spray guns, or rollers.
  • Calculate amounts of required materials and estimate costs, based on surface measurements or work orders.
  • Read work orders or receive instructions from supervisors or homeowners to determine work requirements.
  • Erect scaffolding or swing gates, or set up ladders, to work above ground level.
  • Remove fixtures such as pictures, door knobs, lamps, or electric switch covers prior to painting.
  • Wash and treat surfaces with oil, turpentine, mildew remover, or other preparations, and sand rough spots to ensure that finishes will adhere properly.
  • Mix and match colors of paint, stain, or varnish with oil or thinning and drying additives to obtain desired colors and consistencies.
  • Remove old finishes by stripping, sanding, wire brushing, burning, or using water or abrasive blasting.
  • Select and purchase tools or finishes for surfaces to be covered, considering durability, ease of handling, methods of application, and customers' wishes.
  • Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, or sanding machines.
  • Managing one's own time and completion of daily time sheet and status reports.
  • Obtain information from clients, customers, or patients
  • Read tape measure
  • Read work order, instructions, formulas, or processing charts

Performing General Physical Activities

  • Apply adhesives, caulking, sealants, or coatings
  • Apply cleaning solvents
  • Apply plaster, stucco or related material
  • Climb ladders, scaffolding, or utility or telephone poles
  • Cut, shape, fit, or join wood or other construction materials
  • Erect scaffold
  • Install wallpaper, fabric, or billboard posters
  • Measure, cut, or paste wall covering material
  • Move or fit heavy objects
  • Paint walls or other structural surfaces
  • Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
  • Remove finish from walls or related structures
  • Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials

Handling and Moving Objects

  • Cover surfaces with masking tape or drop cloths
  • Fabricate, assemble, or disassemble manufactured products by hand
  • Mix paint, ingredients, or chemicals, according to specifications
  • Adhere to safety procedures

Physical Demands:

  • Spend time bending or twisting the body
  • Spend time climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles
  • Spend time keeping or regaining balance
  • Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling
  • Spend time making repetitive movements
  • Spend time standing, walking or running
  • Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls


  • Contact with others
  • Face-to-face discussions
  • telephone

Environmental Conditions

  • Cramped workspace, awkward positions
  • Exposed to contaminants
  • Extremely bright or inadequate lighting
  • Sounds, noise levels are distracting or uncomfortable

Impact of Decisions

  • Frequency of decision making
  • Impact of decisions on co-workers or company Results

Job Hazards

  • Exposed to hazardous conditions and equipment
  • Exposed to high places
  • Exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

Work Attire

  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats
  • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits

Work Setting

  • In an enclosed vehicle or equipment
  • Indoors, not environmentally controlled
  • Outdoors, exposed to weather


Hand sprayers

  • Hopper guns
  • Pneumatic spray texture guns
  • Spray texture guns
  • Stucco patching guns

Manlift or personnel lift

  • Aerial lifts
  • Bosun chairs
  • Hydraulic lifts
  • Swing stages

Paint sprayers

  • Airless spray equipment
  • Conventional spray equipment
  • High velocity low pressure HVLP spraying equipment
  • Power brushes
  • Spray guns

Power sanders

  • Disk sanders
  • Electric paint removers
  • Paint stripping equipment
  • Power sanders

Pressure or steam cleaners

  • Hydroblasters
  • Pressure washers
  • Steam cleaning equipment
  • Wallpaper steamers
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Painter / Painter - Spray  
Position Requirements

Required Education/Knowledge/Experience and Certifications:

  • Aerial Lift Certification
  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship status without sponsorship
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Direct Contract/Indirect Department  
Created By Gail Fitzsimmons  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Open Date 8/12/2021  

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