Department: Facilities Mgmt EV
Under minimal supervision, the Journey Painter Lead performs a variety of skilled painting tasks within the Painting trade in the application of paint to a variety of surfaces with brush, roller and spray gun. Independently determines correct methods of application and selection of proper materials. Assists Foreman and Assistant Foreman with limited supervisory duties.
Applies primers, paints, lacquers, varnishes, scalers, fillers and stains to interior and exterior of buildings and surfaces.
Cleans materials to be painted by use of sandpaper, scrappers, sanding machines and dusters.
Washes and prepares surfaces for painting, staining or sealing.
Mixes and matches paint and stain using the proper proportions of tint, base and thinner.
Performs taping to drywall surfaces.
Prepares, cuts and hangs wall coverings.
Organizes and supervises small trade work crews, including contracted labor.
Evaluates completed work for quality and neatness.
Performs limited supervisory administrative duties.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Five (5) or more years of work experience in interior and exterior painting at the journeyman level.
Must join Laborers Local 681 after one month of employment.
Must provide dependable personal vehicle and purchase University parking permit (Evanston Campus).
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Thorough knowledge of the tools, application methods and standard trade safety practices.
Complete knowledge of the proper handling, mixing and disposal of toxic or potentially hazardous materials.
Must have good written & oral communications & listening skills.
Physical ability to climb and descend ladders work on scaffolding lift or other support apparatus and to work. in cramped quarters. Dexterity is necessary for the use of tools and manipulation of materials.
Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing of continuous improvement.
Helpful, respectful, approachable, collaborative, team oriented.
Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Integrates health and safety precautions into daily activities.
(Education and experience)
Past supervisory experience.
Proficiency with mobile devices including iOS.
Proficiency with software programs including Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook; Kronos; CMMS systems.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation, and teamwork within the unit.
Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency, safety, and reduce costs.
Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, troubleshooting, and problem solving.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.