University Of Washington Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 weeks ago

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. UW Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce an opening for a Painter.

HFS provides on-campus housing and dining to over 10,000 student residents each year. As reflected in our mission statementworking together to enhance student lifeteamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for embracing diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Key Responsibilities:

Prepare surfaces for painting or finishing by scraping, sanding, washing, or otherwise removing dirt, grease, old finishes, and rust scale; remove paint from surfaces by using sanders, wire brushes and paint and varnish removers.

Paint walls, and trim with latex and oil-based paints using best practices and methods.

Apply primers, sealers, stains, and undercoats with brushes, rollers, or spray-painting equipment.

Make minor repairs in plaster, sheetrock, metal, wood, and masonry surfaces by filling with putty, caulks or Spackle.

Apply texture material to walls and ceilings.

Tape and flush smooth sheetrock joints using trowels, taping knives and other taping equipment.

Prepare and finish or refinish woodwork, cabinetry, and floors.

Capable of wearing a respirator when required.

Work with airless spray guns, power rollers, and power-wash equipment.

Clean brushes, rollers, spray and other painting equipment with water, solvent, thinner, or other appropriate cleaners to keep tools in good working condition.

Operate hand and power tools.

Install and work from ladders, scaffolding and other work platforms.

Coordinate services with HFS Facilities Services and Planning staff and other units, including Physical Plant.

Maintain work logs and records.

Drive service truck as required; load and unload materials and supplies.

May lead or instruct helpers or other painters as required.

May train students or helpers in skilled painting techniques and best practices.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a painter; or full journey status as a painter; or four years applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis.

Experience and references that demonstrate:

o Ability to read, write and communicate verbal instructions in English

o Ability to work with a diverse workgroup

o Ability to coordinate work with other trades

o Ability to work under general supervision where work is carried out independently and evaluated on results achieved

o Ability to use the Internet, email and basic computer applications

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for required qualifications.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience working directly with customers or clients

Experience working in a multi-tenant residential or university environment

Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

What's in it For You:

Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement.

Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day.

Subsidized transit and parking passes.

Work for a mission-driven organization that is focused on providing the best possible living and learning environment for our students.

Condition of Employment:

A satisfactory outcome from the employment verification and reference check processes.

Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License upon hire and maintenance thereafter.

This position will work a Mon - Fri 7:45am-4:15pm schedule.

The salary range is $4039-$5358/month + benefits.

Learn more about Housing & Food Services.

Learn more about why our staff choose to work here!

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