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at Seattle Community Colleges

Posted: 8/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time
Job Reference #: 2525044

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Summary

The Painter position is a classified, less than full-time position in the Facilities Operations Department at North Seattle College. This position will work 20-25 hours per week on a flexible schedule, and will report to the maintenance supervisor. 

*This position is open until filled with a first review date of August 13, 2019

Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by WFSE and is subject to union shop provisions.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares and cleans surfaces by use of sandpaper, burners, scrapers, sanding machines, dusters, power washers, power sanders and paint removers;
  • Ability to lift 80 pounds, to use truck dollies to move and relocate file cabinets and office desks.
  • Preparatory to painting, make minor repairs in plaster, sheetrock, metal, wood and masonry surfaces by filling with putty, caulks, fiberglass, resin, etc.
  • Ability to: blend, harmonize and contrast colors; apply paints and other finishes by brush, roller or spray gun; work on scaffoldings.
  • Mixes paints and allied products; matches colors; applies undercoats and finish coat to furnishings, equipment and exterior and interior surfaces of buildings and other structures by means of brush, roller or spray equipment; use tinting machines; erects and removes portable mechanical scaffolding;
  • Cleans and organized, brushes, containers, spray guns and other equipment;
  • Performs glazing, paper hanging, stencil lettering; tape, texture and patch wall coverings using trowels, taping knives, texture machines; repair plaster, sheetrock and cement;
  • Lay out and stripe parking lots and crosswalks using striping machine
  • Estimates materials and time needed to complete jobs; May direct and instruct helpers
  • Tape and flush smooth wall sheetrock joints using trowels, hawks, taping knives and other taping equipment, pumps and hand tools; install vinyl and paper wall coverings
  • Install, work from and remove scaffolding, stages, planks, ladders, jacks, spider staging and other work platforms
  • Drive service truck as required; load and unload materials and supplies
  • May operate and perform minor maintenance on sandblasters, power washers, striping machines, airless and conventional paint sprayers, and spray booth
  • Knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of painting trade characteristics of paints, varnishes, stains, shellacs, lacquers, enamels and solvents; methods of preparing metal, wood, glass, plaster, cement and other surfaces; safety precautions.
  • Ability to: blend, harmonize and contrast colors; apply paints and other finishes by brush, roller or spray gun; work on scaffoldings.

Required Education, Experience & Abilities

  • Valid Washington State Driver's license
  • Knowledgeable and able to use a computer and email
  • High School diploma and/or GED
  • The candidate must fill out an application and provide the necessary documentation (ex: Valid Washington State Driver's License)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Trade School Certifications