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Painter – Full Time

Painter – Full Time

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Australia Zoo has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Painter within the Construction Department!

Australia Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, where we recognise the diversity of our workforce and community – be it on the basis of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, or religious belief. We provide specific workplace programs to support diversity and equal employment opportunities for women, people with disabilities and all cultural backgrounds.

The Building Services department is responsible for maintaining municipal residences and buildings, along with the construction of new enclosures, displays and structures. Skilled Painters at Australia Zoo report directly to the Chief Construction Officer and work alongside an experienced construction crew. They are required to be multi-skilled and may, in some cases have certificates or have specialised backgrounds.

A successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to work in a high performance environment, with a capacity to deliver all requirements of the role, great work ethic and the ability to work to a high standard within a team.


Primary Duties –

  • Preparation and painting of existing painted & oiled surfaces on a planned maintenance cycle including but not limited to; walls, ceilings, fences, masonry, steel work
  • Preparation and painting of new painted & oiled surfaces
  • Minor plaster repairs as needed
  • Minor rendering repairs as needed
  • A sound knowledge of current painting systems and products
  • General cleaning duties of work sites, work sheds and equipment
  • Working out the quantity of materials needed for the job
  • Assist to monitor and direct safety checks (staff, facilities and equipment)
  • Operating carpentry tools and machinery – competent in welding and fabrication of metal
  • Work within the guidelines of the health and safety procedures to ensure security and safety of self, staff, visitors and animals
  • Other duties as requested by Senior Management and the Chief Construction Officer

Essential Criteria –

  • Must be physically fit, motivated and show good communication/organisational skills
  • Must hold a current construction “White Card”
  • Ability to work well as a team and unsupervised
  • Previous painting experience
  • Experience operating tools and equipment related to position
  • Hold current Manual Driver’s Licence
  • Available to work weekends, public holidays, and school holiday times
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Well-developed organisational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • A high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with staff at all levels
  • Proof of Coronavirus vaccination (unless otherwise exempt)

Preferred Criteria –

  • Current 1st Aid qualifications
  • Any other relevant certificates/licenses
  • Elevated Working Platforms Ticket, Forklift Ticket

Apply for this job below. Applications close 20th of May 2022.

Here is a checklist of information you will need to have ready before you start to complete the employment application form:

  • Education history
  • Employment history
  • References
  • Any qualifications you may have e.g. First Aid
  • Any achievements you may like to tell us about
  • Your availability (what hours can you work)
  • A resume in .pdf or .doc format
  • Any other info that may support your application

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