U.S. Embassy in Tanzania Painter Jobs in Tanzania

U.S. Embassy in Tanzania Painter Jobs in Tanzania


Paint Preparation/Selection:

  • Selects premixed paints and primers as required.

  • Selects proper paint finish (flat, semi-gloss, high gloss), and type (enamel, plastic oil base, water base).

  • Prepares paint by mixing or stirring to meet project requirements.

  • Mixes portions of pigments, dyes, oils and thinning or drying solvents to match specified color and maintain proper paint consistency.

  • Covers and protects all surfaces or areas not to be painted by installing drop cloths, masking tape, or any other approved method which adequately protects surfaces not to be painted, including (but not limited to) electrical switches, outlet covers, knobs and handles, floors, carpets, furniture, glass surfaces in windows and doors, kitchen appliances, and bathroom fixtures.

    Paint applications:

  • Applies paint to old and new surfaces using brushes, rollers, or spray.

  • Selects the application method best suited to meet the project requirements.

  • Applies paint to a smooth finish, free from brush and roller marks. Avoids runs, splatters, and droplets. Immediately cleans and removes all paint spills, splatters, and droplets.

    Removing devices in protected surfaces:

  • Removes all devices used in surface protection and returns carpets and furniture to their original locations. When practical, reinstalls.

  • Light fixture covers, switch or outlet covers, and replaces any hardware items removed during the surface preparation.

  • Informs supervisor when technical assistance from other tradesmen is required.

  • Safely erects, disassembles, and climbs scaffolds, work platforms and ladders as necessary to gain access to high work areas and complete painting assignments.

    Removing old paint:

  • Removes old paint from surfaces using remover and wire brush to prepare the surface for painting.

  • Fills nail holes, cracks, joints,
    or other surface blemishes with putty, plaster, or other filling compounds.

  • Smooths surfaces using electric machines, sandpaper, wire brushes or steel wool.

    Tools maintenance

  • Signs for and maintains all tools required to satisfactorily complete project including brushes, rollers, sprayers, etc.

  • Completes a thorough clean-up of all tools and equipment at the end of each workday and upon completion of the project.

  • Secures all tools, equipment, and materials against theft or vandalism for projects lasting more than one day.

  • Orders supplies and replacement parts and performs all other related duties as assigned.

    *Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the complete duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as necessary and requested by the supervisor.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Minimum of two (2) years of hands-on working experience in painting is required.

    Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School is required.



  • Good Working Knowledge (speaking/writing/reading) of English is required.

  • Fluent (speaking/writing/reading) of Kiswahili is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Driver's license class BD required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy in Tanzania Painter Jobs in Tanzania

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