Temporary Painter

San Jose, CA
Nov 25, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24498
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job Code: 6526
Department: Paint


Classification: Painter
Salary Range: $4,903/month - $6,265/month
FLSA status: Non - Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/benefits/

About the Position

**This is a Temporary Intermittent Appointment**

Responsible for providing the full range of skilled painting, finishing and related work maintaining a wide variety of interior and exterior surfaces and structures, to ensure a clean, safe and attractive learning environment. Position makes decisions based upon sound maintenance practice.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

-Performs various types of preventative maintenance, including scraping, sanding, taping, covering, sealing voids, removing parts, and touch-ups.
-Prepares for painting, and paints interior/exterior of college facility structures.
-Moves and covers furniture and equipment to prepare for painting.
-Operates hand and power tools for the preparation and completion of painting process.
-Inspects surfaces and surrounding areas for needed maintenance or repair.
-Operates paint mixing and coloring devices for preparation of materials.
-Operates utility cart, scissor lift, forklift (as certified) for painting and transporting materials, personnel, and waste.
-Reports problems and needed repairs to be documented and scheduled.
-Unlocks and secures facility areas to access equipment, items to be repaired and/or maintained.
-Records work details in log sheets and keeps time records to assists in completion of documentation.
-Uses computer for communicating, researching painting-related items, documenting job duties, and recording time logs.
-Maintains clean work areas, tools, equipment and associated structures.

Education and Experience

Must possess those abilities normally acquired through any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard painter's apprenticeship program. Job includes exposure to hazardous materials such as paint thinners, lead and asbestos. Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations.

Preferred Qualifications

-Commercial/Industrial Paint Experience
-Journey Level experience beyond the four years required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the painting trade including painting, finishing, drywall, and paperhanging.
-Thorough knowledge of the applicable state codes and regulations, including the Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety of the State of California.
-Ability to apply paints and finishes neatly and accurately.
-Ability to mix paints and finishes and match colors.
-Ability to erect and work from scaffolds, rigging and ladders.
-Ability to select the most appropriate materials.
-Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications; and to make rough sketches.
-Ability to estimate cost, time and materials of painting work.
-Ability to maintain records and retrieve data using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; and to prepare standard reports.
-Ability to provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
-Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
-Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position and to perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.
-A valid California Driver's License is required at time of hire for the operation of any vehicle required for this position.
-Must be able to successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses and pass the course exam.
-Must be able to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours.

Posting Date

March 15, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins March 30, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:


Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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