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Journeyman Painter #SP001504P
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University of Idaho | Moscow, ID
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Job Description

Journeyman Painter

Facilities Management:

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Interiors Shop Foreperson, the incumbent of this position maintains and improves facilities throughout campus independently performing journey-level preparation and painting of all interior and exterior building components, furniture and floors. Specific responsibilities include: repairing and refinishing interior building surfaces; providing glass replacement and new installation services; safely applying varied finishes and paints to items using spray booth and related equipment; preserving exterior surfaces; maintaining positive communications with campus community and co-workers; working with Environmental Health and Safety personnel to identify and abate lead paint from campus buildings; and contributing to the team effort.


Job Duty Function

Repairs and refinishes interior building surfaces by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-observing all safety standards while patching, cleaning and preparing all wall surface types including plaster, sheetrock, wood, paneling, doors, window trim and various floor surfaces;

-mudding and taping sheetrock in new construction and remodels;

-determining appropriate application method for surface to be covered while ensuring safety of building occupants;

-matching, mixing and blending paint and stain colors;

-preparing work site to protect surrounding surfaces;

-applying primer, paint and stain to building interior surfaces and furniture; and removing debris and cleaning up work site.

labeling and storing left-over paint and stain for use in the future; observing proper safety precautions and procedures in all job functions;

-cleaning and storing brushes, rollers, trays, sprayers, compressors and related equipment;

-and supervising semi-skilled and unskilled workers as needed.


Job Duty Function

Safely applies varied finishes and paints to items using spray booth and related equipment by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-participating in a medical surveillance program and being fit-tested to wear a respirator;

-using conventional siphon-feed spray gun and HVLP-type spray gun to apply both clear and painted finishes to cabinetry, equipment and various other materials;

-maintaining spray booth and spray equipment;

-and properly handling, storing and disposing of hazardous chemicals and solvents used in the daily operation of the spray booth.


Job Duty Function

Provides glass replacement and new installation service in campus facilities by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-removing broken glass and determining correct replacement glass based on building safety codes;

-measuring, cutting and installing replacement glass and specialty glass such as storefront, tempered or thermo pane according to manufacturer’s recommendations;

-ordering and maintaining a varied glass inventory;

-and removing and repairing window screens, aluminum, wood and vinyl window frames.


Job Duty Function

Maintains positive communications with campus community and co-workers by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-meeting with individuals to define job to be completed; advising on effect the surfaces, lighting conditions and location will have on preparation and finished product;

-discussing the scope of the project to determine the effect the work will have on building users and discuss strategies to avoid disruption.


Job Duty Function

Works with Environmental Health and Safety personnel to identify and abate lead paint from campus buildings by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-properly removing and disposing of lead paint on interior and exterior surfaces;

-and participating in a medical surveillance program and being fit-tested for respirator.


Job Duty Function

Contributes to a team effort and meet University of Idaho Safety initiative by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-installing and repairing floor tiles;

-repairing carpeting; and accomplishing related results as needed.

-Ensuring compliance with all safety policies, procedures, and work practices established by the University;

-avoiding any activity that creates or constitutes a serious hazard to themselves or others while working for the university;

-immediately bringing any concern to his/her supervisor, or others designated by departmental/divisional procedures, if any employee believes that performing an assigned work task or activity may pose a serious risk to life or health;

-ensuring that employees reporting to them are adequately trained, equipped, monitored, evaluated, and guided as appropriate to comply with established safety policies, standards, and procedures;

-developing, approving, and/or implementing safety procedures and programs as needed, and annual performance evaluations will reflect performance in promoting safe work practices.

Position Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications

Two years experience performing as a journey level painter determining suitable paint and stain products to use in various applications; preparing surfaces and applying painting products; using and maintaining tools and equipment associated with painting; mixing, matching and color coordinating paints and stains; and reading and interpreting blueprints and specifications.

Considerable knowledge of: painting equipment, materials and techniques used to apply paint, stain, varnish and similar products; and safety techniques commonly used in the painting trade.

Knowledge of and experience performing glazier work.

Must possess: a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and be able to meet policy requirements for driving University vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification as a Lead-based Paint Professional.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Physical ability to: lift and/or otherwise move or carry items weighing approximately 90 pounds; work on and from scaffolding; climb and work from ladders; and bend, stoop and lift.

Must have the ability to wear personal protective gear, participate in a medical surveillance program and be fit-test for a respirator. Must be able to work in heated and noisy environment.

Application Review will begin on September 20, 2017.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

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About University of Idaho

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