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Summer Paint Crew

Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Title: Summer Paint Crew

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Building & Equipment Maintenance

Title of Manager/Supervisor: Maintenance Manager

Position Summary: The job of Paint Crew Member is for the purpose/s of providing painting services with specific responsibility for preparing, painting and/or staining a variety of surfaces; ensuring completion of projects in accordance with standards; and ensuring that tools and materials are available at the job site.

General Purpose: Work with the paint crew for the purpose of completing projects in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining quality and meeting standards.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Paint interior and exterior surfaces as needed sometimes using up to an 8 foot ladder
  • Work with a team of individuals painting dorms and other odd jobs over the summer
  • Prepare dorm rooms using brushes, rollers and sprayers
  • Work with co-workers to complete painting projects throughout residence halls, academic buildings, and administrative offices
  • Scrapes, sands, and joint compounds, fillers, etc. to surfaces needing repair work
  • Applies caulks, joint compounds fillers, etc., to surfaces
  • Moves furniture in and out of dorm rooms, equipment, etc., to prevent paint splatters
  • Use drop cloths and similar protective covers to provide protection to personal property, furniture, floors, etc.
  • Insure all work sites/spaces are left neat, clean, and professional, including removal of tools, trash, sweeping or vacuuming floors
  • Maintains tools and equipment (e.g. cleans brushes, sprayers, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability and safe operating condition
  • Transport a variety of tools, equipment and supplies for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at each job site

Health & Safety: All staff has a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions. All staff is therefore required to adhere to the University’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy & Procedures.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of personnel so classified.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Arm and hand strength
  • Attention to detail
  • Physical Dexterity, Strength, and Balance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50lbs. up a set of stairs
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion


Minimal Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Age 18 and up


Minimal Experience:

  • Previous paint experience is desirable, but not required

Special Note: In this position you are exposed to solvents and glue products. Paint contains carcinogens and appropriate care should be taken when exposed. In addition, these products may cause irritation to the lungs, eyes or skin when used improperly. Paint should be applied in well-ventilated areas. Appropriate protection, such as goggles and gloves will be provided and should be used when necessary. Persons with contact lenses may encounter difficulty with paint fumes. It has been shown to cause irritation to the eyes of those that wear them.

Physical Demands: The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 20% walking, and 75% standing
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, and talk and hear
  • The employee is frequently required to reach, bend, squat/crouch, stoop, and kneel
  • The employee is frequently required to climb up and down secured ladder
  • The employee must frequently lift, carry, push, or move up to 50 pounds

Special Instructions to applicants:

*The full application package should include: resume, cover letter as well as contact information for references.

*Start/end dates - May 16, 2022 - August 12, 2022

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities. All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).


Working at Clarkson University

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.   We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95+ rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Clarkson alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.  One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. 

Clarkson welcomes scholars and students from all over the world.

Our community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty. We value the diversity of our University community; and we strive to attune ourselves and our programs to our global, pluralistic society. We share the belief that humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion and application of knowledge.

Through our Office of Human Resources, we focus on the recruitment, onboarding, training and professional development of our employee community across multiple campuses and learning environments. The goal is a campus community where all are welcomed and valued members who contribute to the development of global citizenship by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.


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IgniteClarkson is a highly-collaborative community that ignites connections across fields, industries and cultures. 

Together we ignite the mindsets and skill sets that are in demand for tomorrow’s best careers . To think, act and lead globally, we span disciplines to find new solutions and deepen our respect for the diversity of our University community.

We develop innovative programs and research portfolios in partnership with business and industry to explore, create and achieve better futures. We invest in people, ideas and our campus’ living. We give our time, resources and goodwill to drive the future.

We are all Golden Knights who commit to living the Clarkson Values and sharing our success as a model of these ideals. Through the legacy of our personal accomplishments and generosity, we ensure the next generation has the same opportunities to create a better world for themselves and society.

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