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Industrial Painter


Requisition ID: 3921  
Department: Infrastructure & Water Services Department  
Service: Water Services  
Branch: Water Production - East Branch 
Employment Type: 1 Full-time Permanent 
Work Hours: 40.00 hours per week
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside 
Salary Information: $35.288 - $41.288 per hour (2022 rates of pay)
Location: Lemieux Island, 1 River Street  
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Maintenance and Trades 
Application Close: 10/08/2022


The mandate of Water Services is to provide treatment and distribution of a sustainable supply of high-quality drinking water and is committed to protecting the environment by collecting and treating wastewater for the health and prosperity of Ottawa. 

You are responsible for planning, preparing and applying paint or other coatings to Water Services infrastructure (e.g. inside and outside surfaces of water and wastewater remote pumping stations, reservoirs, treatment tanks, pipes, buildings, etc.).


Completion of Industrial Painter apprenticeship program of 6000 hours

Minimum of 5 years of experience working as a licensed Industrial Painter 


Valid Ontario Certificate of Qualification as Painter and Decorator-Industrial 404D or Ontario Certificate of Qualification as Painter and Decorator-Commercial & Residential 404C.

Must complete all required on-the-job training/certifications (e.g. WHMIS, fall arrest, confined space entry, etc.) within the timeframe determined by the employer. 


  • Industrial painting practices, techniques, processes and standards (e.g. standards of the Structural Steel Painting Council, the Society for Protective Coatings) 
  • Knowledge of Building and Fire Codes 
  • Traffic management and fall protection procedures 
  • Properties and application of paint, varnishes, paint removers and other related materials 
  • Methods and practices followed in the maintenance of related tools and equipment
  • Workplace Hazardous Material and Information System (WHMIS) Regulation
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
  • Knowledge of water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure is preferred


  • Ability to operate and maintain required tools and equipment 
  • Ability to mix and match paints, varnishes and other products
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with clients, supervisor and co-workers 
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility, initiative and self-motivated
  • Dependable  and punctual 
  • Ability to climb ladders, scaffolding and elevated storage tanks, and work safely above floor level
  • Good physical condition


  • Language Requirement: English oral, reading, writing       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.  
  • Driver’s License Requirement:  A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated  
  • You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.