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Painter - AZ - Campus Facilities

Midwestern University - Arizona
Job Location:
Glendale, Arizona
Facilities Management



The Campus Facilities Painter performs skilled painting work on interior and exterior elements of the beautiful Midwestern University campuses. This individual will report to the Manager of Maintenance and Engineering. The hours of this position will be Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 11:30pm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Read and/or interpret blueprints, sketches, instructions or layouts to understand work to be done.
  2. Performs skilled painting work in the preparation, patching, finishing, and maintaining of all building structures, walls, woodwork, furniture, and equipment by inspecting the worksite to determine the materials, equipment, tools, and method to be used.
  3. Prepares surfaces for painting using sandpaper, power sanders, steel wool, wire brushes, paint removers, filling nail holes, cracks, or joints with putty, plaster, or other fillers, applying paints, stains, varnishes, enamel, or lacquer using paint brushes, rollers, and/or sprayers.
  4. Erects, repairs maintains and operates staging, rigging and scaffolding following accepted safety practices in order to gain access to areas needing paint.
  5. 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 equipment.
  6. Selects the types and color of paints, varnish or stain, and mixes, blends and prepares the same for proper color match.
  7. Applies paints, varnishes, 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.
  8. Operates, cleans and maintains hand and power tools, air compressors and painting equipment as required.
  9. Performs related duties such as preparing various reports; maintaining records and files; setting up signs and barricades; reading instructions on layouts; removing and placing glass; drilling holes in signs; printing letters and signs; laying out drop cloths; and moving office furniture.
  10. Provides technical assistance in the purchase of new or replacement painting shop tools and equipment by being knowledgeable of the capabilities of various types of equipment and recommending the purchase of painting tools and equipment that meet the needs of the paint shop.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and must have regular, in-person, predictable attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or GED is required. Successful completion of a recognized painter apprenticeship program or three (3) years of fulltime journey-level painter experience. One year certificate from college or technical school is desired. Familiarity with commercial framing and painting methods preferred. Expert knowledge of surface tolerance for plaster, drywall, wood, metal, plastic, for paint and special coatings

Experience working in a team and customer service oriented environment. Must be detail-oriented with excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as well as have the ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities and deadlines. Must have experience in coordinating projects; demonstrate ability to show flexibility; seek greater role in projects within administrative and other areas of competence; seek training on projects outside his/her range; take initiative on requests and inquiries of administrative nature.

Computer Skills

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Language Skills

Basic skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Reasoning Ability

Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Mathematical Ability

Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.

Physical Demands

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; push or pull equipment; talk or hear. This individual is occasionally required to sit; taste and smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, peripheral vision and depth vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles; work near moving mechanical parts; outdoor weather conditions. The individual is occasionally exposed to wet or humid (non-weather conditions) and will work in high, precarious places. The noise level is typically loud.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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