Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs skilled painting work in the preparation, patching, finishing, and maintaining of all building structures, walls, woodwork, furniture, and equipment by inspecting the work site to determine the materials, equipment, tools, and method to be used; following a plan, layout, sketch, or schematic for the project or an established color scheme; mixing and matching pigments, stains or varnishes to the required color, tint and/or texture; assembling, or building and installing scaffolding, materials, and equipment as required by the scope of work; and using paint brushes, rollers, and/or sprayers, sandpaper, sanders, steel wool, wire brushes, and related painting tools.

  • Completes assigned painting projects with quality workmanship by preparing surfaces for painting using sandpaper, power sanders, steel wool, wire brushes, scrappers, paint removers and chemicals, 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, and recommending the use of additional departmental personnel or contract personnel (as appropriate) to meet assigned completion targets.

  • Protects University property and equipment from damage during painting work by removing furniture, wall fixtures, and equipment from work sites if possible or covering immoveable items with protective cloths, covering floors with cloths or tarpaulins, taping woodwork, facings, and decorative trims, and erecting safe scaffolding in a manner that prevents damage.

  • Restores painting work sites to their original condition at the completion of work by removing scaffolding, painting cloths, tarpaulins, and masking tape used during the project, returning furniture and equipment to their proper location, setting up equipment that had been dismantled, and cleaning any paint splatters from surfaces, furniture or equipment.

  • Practices preventive maintenance of painting tools and equipment by performing spot checks of equipment to determine their working condition, oiling moving parts, cleaning and servicing tools and equipment as directed or specified in the operator's manual, and returning damaged tools and equipment for repair or replacement.

  • 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.

  • Reduces the likelihood for liability regarding the University's compliance with federal regulations by complying with policies, laws, and regulations governing environmental protection, safety, hazardous waste disposal, and the use of chemical substances and materials common to painting.

  • Contributes to an accident-free work environment by complying with operator's instructions for the use of power sprayers and tools, wearing protective equipment such as filter respirators, goggles, hearing protectors, back supports, and work gloves, reporting incidents of unsafe work activity to supervisors, and following standard safety precautions during work.

  • Contributes to the overall success of the Facilities Maintenance by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have the physical strength and capability to lift, carry and move up to 50 pounds independently as well as push/pull equipment on carts, climb stairs and walk long distances across campus for extended periods.Must be able read drawings, space plans or blueprints with good spatial recognition.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work cohesively with team partners.

  • Willingness to work weekends, evenings, holidays as necessary.

  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions and occupational hazards with a willingness to follow safety guidelines and/or precautions.

  • Good customer service orientation.

  • Ability to work efficiently and follow instructions or directions from others.

  • Ability to cope effectively with changing priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Reliable and dependable.

  • Must pass background checks.

Education and/or Experience:

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Valid Driver's License and clean driving record

  • Minimum 2 years successful experience in the painting trade .

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of a painting vocational/technical school or a recognized apprenticeship program in the painting trade is preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described are representative of those typically performed during execution of the essential responsibilities and are not all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The following physical demands are estimated by the amount of time spent. Usually, the amount of time spent will be estimated on a daily basis, but depending on the position could be estimated on a weekly basis or a monthly

Constantly: 60%+ or 5-8 hrs/shift            Occasionally: 10%-25% or 1-2 hrs/shift

Frequently: 25%-60% or 4-5 hrs/shift     Rarely: less than 10% or less than 2 hrs/shift

  • Work is characterized as 50% or more ambulatory with physical exertion involving the moving of campus equipment, furniture and property of varying sizes and weights in preparation for painting.

  • Work involves the ability to read and understand information contained in a variety of documents or displayed on a computer screen, or hand-held device display.

  • Work rarely involves the use of a computer monitor or computer keyboard to access data or to send/receive messages or prepare documents.

  • Frequently involves communicating (send and receive information) with coworkers and supervisory staff in order to receive and translate/interpret instructions and to relay information via in person, phone/2 way communications, IM or by other available and provided technology.

  • Frequently involves active listening to translate and decode information, requirements, instructions and ambiguous information.

  • Some tasks will or may require repetitive wrist movements.

  • Work frequently, and for extended periods, moving about the University’s premises, including on campus and off campus locations, to access buildings and properties via self locomotion, operation of a golf cart or other campus means.

  • Work frequently involves climbing stairs to reach upper floors, descend stairs carrying weight; may also climb using ladders, step ladders, extension ladders, lifts or aerial booms.

  • Work frequently involves the ability to visually inspect office and classroom and other spaces.

  • Works frequently involves working both indoors and outdoors during all seasons, but particularly during extreme desert heat periods.

  • Work frequently involves walking or standing on hard, soft, flat, loose ground/gravel, irregular surfaces or terrain.

  • Work frequently and repetitively involves standing, walking, bending, reaching (above and below the shoulders), holding, grasping, steering, kneeling, stooping, squatting and to maneuver in low or narrow spaces.

  • Frequently involves lifting, carrying and moving light to medium weight materials and object sizes up to 50 pounds.

  • Frequently involves the need to cope with demands and changing priorities and adjust as needed.

  • Constantly vigilant of safety precautions and prevention of injuries.

  • Work occasionally involves a work environment that is dusty and/or noisy due to construction.

  • Frequent exposure to the use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners and lubricants common to painting work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use and disposal/storage are not properly followed.

  • Constantly requires mental acuity for planning; using judgment; problem solving; expressing ideas; composing communications.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

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