Painter I - Facilities

Lowell, MA
Jun 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Painter I - Facilities

Facilities, Office of

Job Reference Number:

Posting Date:

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

For Open until Filled positions, initial review of applications will begin:

Position Status:
Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
NTU/MTA Grade 13 - Step 1, $1,480.06 bi-weekly

General Summary of Position:
***This is a second shift position***

Only Internal (MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union) candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.

Incumbents of positions in this series apply paint, varnish and/or stain to all types of surfaces; prepare surfaces for painting; select types and colors of paints, varnish or stain; mix, blend and prepare paints for proper color match; erect stagings and scaffolding; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to maintain, decorate and protect wood, metal, plaster and other surfaces by applying paints, varnish and/or stains.

Applies paints varnish, and/or stains to all types of surfaces (e.g. wood, metal, plaster, etc.) in order to protect and beautify such surfaces using appropriate utensils and equipment such as paint spraying machines.

Prepares surfaces for plaster or cement work by taping joints on sheetrock, caulking and waterproofing walls and cracks in floors, etc., by using appropriate tools and and equipment.

Performs related duties such as preparing various reports; maintaining records and files; setting up signs and barricades; reading instructions on lay-outs; removing and placing glass; drilling holes in signs; printing letters and signs; laying out drop cloths; and moving office furniture.

Erects, repairs, maintains and operates staging, rigging and scaffolding following accepted safety practices in order to gain access to areas needing painting. Confers with supervisors and department heads regarding the scheduling of work, the handling of emergencies and the feasibility of installing painting equipment and materials in the area in order to ensure that needs of the agency are met expeditiously and at a convenient time.

Maintains maintenance and repair records, manuals and inventory of tools, parts and supplies for specialty. Stores inventory and maintains in a clean and organized area. Maintains a monthly pro-card record statement of purchases.

Promote the University's commitment of customer service by:
-Build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
-Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all request for service and information.
-Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of diverse backgrounds.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to the goals and encourage you to supply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Applicants must have at least one year of full-time or equivalent part-time, experience in painting work
-Knowledge of the practices and techniques of painting
-Knowledge of the types and uses of painting material such as paints, varnishes, stains, etc.
-Knowledge of the types and uses of painting tools such as brushes, rollers, spray machine guns, etc.
-Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand held tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills, etc.
-Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools such as power saws, power drills, power hammers, etc.
-Knowledge of the properties and characteristics of wood
-Knowledge of the methods of preparation of wood, metal, glass, plaster, cement and other materials and surfaces for painting
-Knowledge of the practices and techniques of mixing and matching paints
-Knowledge of the types and uses of safety or climbing equipment used in painting such as scaffolds, ladders and rigging
-Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in painting
-Knowledge of chemical solvents used to prepare surfaces for painting and cleanup
-Knowledge of the types of finishes used in painting
-Skill in using small hand tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills, etc.
-Skill in using hand held power tools such as power saws, power drillls, power hammers, etc.
-Skill in the use of painting tools such as rollers, sprayers, etc.
-Drivers License Required
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Other Considerations:

Required Applicant Documents:
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Initial review of applications will begin July 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Only Internal (MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union) candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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