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PAINTER (Fixed Duration)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on September 27, 2019
Req #: 172457
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 09/26/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $4,120 - $5,465 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: 12-month fixed duration appointment  

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis:  Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The 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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

HMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift 12-month fixed duration Painter. The individual in this role will perform skilled painting work on interior and exterior of buildings and facilities. Perform journey-level duties in skilled painting work.

A summary of the Painter’s responsibilities:
•     Paint a variety of surfaces to support Harborview Medical Center renovation projects.
•     Track time spent on projects, reporting time spent on time sheets.
•     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 remover.
•     Preparatory to painting, make minor repairs in plaster, sheetrock, metal, wood and masonry surfaces by filling with putty, caulks, fiberglass, resin, etc.
•     Apply primers, sealers, stains and under coats with brushes, rollers, or spray painting equipment, striping machine, etc.; paint machinery, piping, floors, and walls; apply hi-tech industrial enamels, epoxies.
•     Move furniture, place protective drop cloths; tape baseboards, glass, and other surfaces when needed.
•     Clean brushes, rollers, spray and other painting equipment with water, solvent, thinner or other appropriate cleaners to keep equipment and tools in good working condition; observing safety requirements.
•     Install, work from, and remove scaffolding, stages, planks, ladders, jacks, spider staging, and other work platforms.
•     Drive service truck as required; load and unload materials and supplies.
•     May operate ladder and boom trucks, and forklift.
•     May perform work in other trades and perform related duties.

As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.

Minimum Qualifications:  

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a painter; OR full journey status as a painter in a union; OR four years of applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. May require valid State of Washington driver's license.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or