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PAINTER (TEMPORARY)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on September 28, 2019
Req #: 158273
Department: FACILITIES
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Job Location Detail: Upper Campus 
Posting Date: 07/17/2018 
Closing Info: Open Continuous  
Salary: $4,055-$5,253/mo 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 

Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC) is responsible for general maintenance, repair and renovations of all University of Washington (UW) main campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors and grounds.

Facilities Construction is the in-house provider of minor alterations, improvements and tenant renovations including architectural, electrical, and mechanical projects, cabinetry, and campus and building signage.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, perform journey-level skilled painting work on interior and exterior of buildings and facilities.
  • 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.
  • In preparation for painting, make minor repairs in plaster, sheetrock, metal, wood and masonry surfaces by filling with materials, such as putty, caulks, fiberglass and resin.
  • Apply primers, sealers, stains, and undercoats with brushes, rollers, or spray painting equipment and striping machines.  Paint machinery, piping, floors and walls. 
  • Apply high-tech industrial enamels and epoxies.
  • Prepare and finish or refinish woodwork and casework.
  • Develop cost estimates for installation and repairs.
  • Mix and blend colors for a wide variety of paints, epoxies, and high performance industrial enamels for brushes, rollers and conventional or airless sprayers.
  • Move furniture and place protective drop cloths, and tape baseboards, glass and other surfaces when needed.
  • While observing safety requirements 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.
  • Apply texture material to walls and ceilings using texture machines, pumps and hand tools.
  • Install, work from, and remove scaffolding, stages, planks, ladders, jacks, spider staging and other work platforms.
  • Using respirators and protective clothing, provide required assistance in support of the asbestos and lead abatement programs.
  • Operate and perform minor maintenance on sandblasters, power washers, stripping machines, airless and conventional paint sprayers, and spray booth.
  • Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status/work progress, needed materials and equipment.
  • Operate machinery such as fork-lifts, scissor-lifts, and high rangers. Load and unload materials and supplies.
  • Operate vehicles such as UW vans and trucks to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites.
  • May instruct semiskilled workers.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other Facilities Services shops and other business partners such as EH&S, Engineering Services, Design Services, Capital Planning & Development and UW Information Technology to facilitate work.
  • Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
  • Comply with all UW and Facilities Services policies and procedures, FMC protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP). Support all management directives and the vision and values of FMC.
  • Participate in and follow through with FMC process improvement initiatives, including Balanced Scorecard (BSC), incorporating metrics and Lean principles into internal work processes, and promoting employee engagement in continuous improvements and innovation.
  • Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled.
  • Provide excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients, colleagues and the campus community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrate strong personal integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Possess the ability to effectively handle stressful situations and changing priorities.
  • Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Demonstrate a positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude.
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor which includes being tactful, civil and courteous.
  • Demonstrate professional work ethics.
  • Continuously promote a safe work environment.

    Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
    Required:
  • 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-years basis.
  • Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated excellent effective verbal and written communication skills.
     
    Desired:
  • Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Act) regulations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with standard productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent products
  • Demonstrated experience refinishing and maintaining exterior woodwork finishes, for example, varnished doors.

    Conditions of Employment:
  • Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s License or a license recognized as valid by the State of Washington.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.  May be required to accept variable work shift.
  • Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety precautions. Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment.  Ability to lift and move heavy material may be required.
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Approved footwear must be provided at the employee’s expense and worn on the job.
  • Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job. A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the University of Washington Medical Center.
  • 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 dso@uw.edu.