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UW Facilities manages the University’s buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. The Asset Management group includes Capital & Space Management, Real Estate, Sustainability and other teams responsible for planning and workload management. The Operations group includes Project Delivery, Maintenance & Construction, Campus Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group.
Facilities’ Maintenance & Construction (M&C) is responsible for general maintenance, repair and renovations of all University of Washington (UW) main campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors and grounds.
M&C has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Painter.
Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, perform journey-level skilled painting work on interior and exterior of buildings and facilities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepare surfaces for painting or finishing by scraping, sanding, washing, or otherwise removing dirt, grease, old finishes and rust scale. • Remove paint from surfaces by using sanders, wire brushes and paint and varnish removers. • In preparation for painting, make minor repairs in plaster, sheetrock, metal, wood and masonry surfaces by filling with materials, such as putty, caulks, fiberglass and resin. • Apply primers, sealers, stains, and undercoats with brushes, rollers, or spray-painting equipment and striping machines. • Paint machinery, piping, floors and walls. • Apply high-tech industrial enamels and epoxies. • Prepare and finish or refinish woodwork and casework. • Develop cost estimates for installation and repairs. • Mix and blend colors for a wide variety of paints, epoxies, and high-performance industrial enamels for brushes, rollers and conventional or airless sprayers. • Move furniture and place protective drop cloths, and tape baseboards, glass and other surfaces when needed. • While observing safety requirements clean brushes, rollers, spray and other painting equipment with water, solvent, thinner or other appropriate cleaners to keep equipment and tools in good working condition. • Apply texture material to walls and ceilings using texture machines, pumps and hand tools. • Install, work from, and remove scaffolding, stages, planks, ladders, jacks, spider staging and other work platforms. • Using respirators and protective clothing, provide required assistance in support of the asbestos and lead abatement programs. • Operate and perform minor maintenance on sandblasters, power washers, stripping machines, airless and conventional paint sprayers, and spray booth. • Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status/work progress, needed materials and equipment. • Operate machinery such as forklifts, scissor-lifts, and high rangers. • Load and unload materials and supplies. • Operate vehicles such as UW vans and trucks to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites. • May instruct semiskilled workers. • Communicate and coordinate with other UW Facilities shops and other business partners such as EH&S, Engineering Services, Design Services, Project Delivery and UW Information Technology to facilitate work. • Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Safety Data Sheet (SDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. • Comply with all UW and UW Facilities policies and procedures, M&C protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP). • Support all management directives and the vision and values of M&C. • Participate in and follow through with M&C process improvement initiatives, including Balanced Scorecard (BSC), incorporating metrics and Lean principles into internal work processes, and promoting employee engagement in continuous improvements and innovation. • Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled. • Provide excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients, colleagues and the campus community. • Other duties as required.
• Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness. • Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively. • Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems. • Be responsible and accountable. • Use organizational skills and provide attention to details. • Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude. • Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous. • Exhibit a professional work ethic. • Continuously promote a safe work environment.
Education & Experience
Required • Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a painter; or full journey status as a painter in a union; or four years of applicable work experience. • Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team. • Demonstrated excellent effective verbal and written communication skills. • Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements, such as a license/ certification/registration.
Desired • Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Act) regulations. • Demonstrated proficiency with standard productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent products. • Demonstrated experience refinishing and maintaining exterior woodwork finishes, for example, varnished doors.
Conditions of employment
• May be required to accept variable work shift. • Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety precautions. • Ability to lift and move heavy material may be required. • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions. • Approved footwear must be provided at the employee’s expense and worn on the job. • Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job. • Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job. Must participate in medical screening/monitoring (such as TB screening and proof of measles inoculation) required for work assignments in locations, including but not limited to, nonhuman primate areas, the Animal Research and Care Facility, and the University of Washington Medical Center. • Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment. • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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