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Structural Trades I - Painter

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Facilities Management welcomes applications for a Structural Trades I - Painter! This position functions as an individual contributor in the Structural Trades Shop performing journey-level painting, staining, color matching and mixing, and/or drywall finishing to complete painting-related work requests. As an essential services employee, the position is responsible to respond to other duties as assigned on an as-needed basis, including alternative work schedules.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

We help create and maintain a physical environment for campus through high-quality, competitive services that have earned us recognition as a national leader in the stewardship of physical facilities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Painting, Wall Preparation & Color Matching:

This position will assist journey-level painters with various aspects of painting work including painting interior and exterior surfaces for protection and decoration by patching, texturing, priming, sanding, and/or caulking. Applies finishes by use of brush, roller, and/or spray equipment. Will assist with drywall finishing by joint compound application, drywall taping, sanding, and texture matching resulting in a finished wall. Assist with mixing and matching paint, stains, and other finishing materials.

Project Support:

The position assists the STC II positions in the Structural Trades Shop to complete small construction projects and fabrication projects. In support of small construction projects, duties may include assisting with the removal of existing materials, framing new walls, hanging drywall, installing doors and windows, installing ceiling materials, installing flooring materials, and installing interior trim, and painting. In support of fabrication projects, this position may assist the STC II positions to cut, sand, assemble, move and install shelves, cabinets, and other casework.

Asbestos Abatement and Lead-Based Paint Awareness:

This position is required to maintain certification as a “16-hour asbestos abatement certified employee”. Within this function, this position is responsible to remove, drill, scrape, clean and generally work with materials that may contain asbestos. Window putty, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, and walls may contain some level of asbestos. Additionally, this position is required to attend annual training for lead-based paint awareness and stabilization processes.

Paperwork, Scheduling, and Other Duties as Assigned:

The position is responsible for completing material issuance requests and purchase requests to procure any material needed to support the position's workload. The position is limited to a $1,000 per event purchase at the FM Construction Stores without the approval of their supervisor. The position is provided 15 minutes at the beginning and/or end of each day to complete their timecard, close work orders, and schedule their work for the following day. Timecards are required to be completed daily, when closing work orders the position is required to include closing comments and ensure any repair work orders are created. To complete the duties within this PDQ the position will be required to drive a State vehicle and maintain a valid State of Colorado driver’s license.


Actively participates in safety meetings. Follows all safety policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as adheres to Standing Operating Procedures for assignments and use of equipment. Participates and completes all safety training. Reports potential safety hazards, mistakes, accidents, and/or procedural violations to the supervisor in a timely manner.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $39,192 - $41,922.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • Two years of progressively responsible experience in the structural trades (building maintenance trades including carpentry and painting experience).
  • Successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program or higher-level course work from an accredited, non-correspondence, vocational or trades school appropriate to the work assignment may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Must be a current Colorado resident.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full-time or part-time work.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.
a. Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to Recruiting@Colorado.Edu (mailto:Recruiting@Colorado.Edu) or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by August 5, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions:

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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