Building Trades Technician

Tallahassee, FL
Jul 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41940

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 07/31/2017


Housing Maintenance


Prepares surfaces for painting. Uses paint remover, sanders, scrapes, sandpaper, vacuum cleaners, chemicals and cleaning materials. Caulks, spackles and patches surfaces as required. Cleans and repairs painting equipment, orders supplies and equipment. Maintains small level of working stock. Applies epoxy coatings to walls and floors of showers, patios, and walkways for waterproofing and/or resurfacing purposes.
Provides supplies and equipment for assistants.
Performs other maintenance work as assigned by supervisor.


High school diploma or equivalency and two years of painting experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to two years. Note: Technical or vocational degree in appropriate building trade area may substitute for experience.
Experience or knowledge with the application and performance of different paints, oils, latex and urethane.
Experience or knowledge with the application of stains and clear finishes.
Experience or knowledge of plastering, hard coat and mixing compound.
Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain.
Ability to meet the physical demands of this position to include working on ladders and scaffolding up to 8 feet and lifting materials up to 50 pounds.

Contact Info

(850) 644-1871

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.
IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
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