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Commercial Superintendent

Job Description

Oversee multiple painting crews performing multiple jobs throughout the Northwest specifically from Vancouver WA office location which predominantly represents the Portland area. Jobs can range from $15k with 1-3 painters to over a million plus dollars with 6-20 painters. Leadership, technical field experience, and situational awareness are all pre-requisites for this position.

Responsible for the training and safety of their crews. Ensures implementation and follow-up of site specific safety plans. Produce all safety and task plans before or during the job walk/rehearsal. Continually checks for safety throughout the course of the project. Works with the foremen to ensure forms and site training is performed at the start and throughout the job.

Develop and renew relationships with clients. Respond to customer complaints or questions in a timely manner; work with Project Manager to ensure communication between the Company and customer. Coordinate scheduling with subcontractors. Ensure Foremen are on task.

Measure production and evaluate job progress including safety, quality, and costs. Monitor jobsite cleanliness. Maintain crews in size and skills appropriate to the projects. Ensure required project documentation is complete. Enforce standards of quality and professionalism to eliminate paint failure, rework, safety hazards, and loss of production.

Prepare for and attend weekly Production Meetings and scheduled Safety/Foreman’s Meetings. Foster the next generation of leaders through the company’s mentoring program

In summary, superintendents must support the mission and objectives of Long Painting. Be a positive representative of the Company and its philosophies. Provide leadership and mentoring skills to foreman and apprentices. Be an effective team player with peers within the company.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Previous field experience in applying commercial coatings in large scale settings such as business parks, manufacturing facilities, condos & apartments, shopping malls, high-rises, etc.

Some working experience in decorative finishes, surface preparation, wall coverings, protective coatings, lead paint abatement, fireproofing, scaffolding & swing stage, plural component, etc.

Ability to read and understand plans, specifications and schematics to communicate with project managers and foremen in order to set goals, measure production, and maintain budget.

Proven leadership and interpersonal skills to effectively work with multi-generation employees, other contractors on a shared worksite, and a wide variety of customers.

Knowledgeable of local union rules and regulations.

Familiar with SSPC requirements for maintaining QP1, QP2 and QP9 certifications, Understand PDCA Industry Standards. Ability to administer quality control for protective coating projects.

Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Must be able to operate a smartphone in order to quickly process information. Familiarity with Spectrum and Hard Dollar software a plus.


Working Environment

Office and job site. Must be able to work effectively outdoors in all conditions year round.



Pass a pre-employment drug screen, have reliable transportation, and show proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the U.S.

Pass background check to get into facilities such as Boeing, military installations, prisons, etc.


Normal Work Hours

Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 3:30 PM. Off-shift and weekend work is to be expected with frequency during peak work seasons.


When applying, please attach a cover letter and resume. Salary is based on experience; includes a full benefits package. Contact the Workforce Development Manager for more information at (253) 234-8095.

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