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Trades Specialist (Painter)

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
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Posted Date
May 5, 2023

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Trades Specialist (Painter)

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Position Summary

This position is within the Maintenance Department of Facilities Operations and Services. It is located in the Service Group Complex. The hours are 6 am-2:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with the pass days of Saturday and Sunday.

Major Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Perform journey level painting work including preparing surfaces and applying coats of paint, varnish, and other finishes and stains to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces and fixtures of buildings, structures, furniture, equipment, and materials.
  • Utilize working knowledge of painting techniques and practices including knowledge of common types of paints and finishes from the standpoint of durability and suitability for different purposes and ease of handling and application.
  • Use tools, equipment, and materials of the painting trade including rollers, spray guns, brushes, and small hand tools such as wire brushes, scrapers, and putty knives.
  • Erect and work from scaffolds and ladders.
  • Estimate quantity of paint and related materials required to complete a project and carry out written and verbal instructions.
  • Supervise other craft positions including painters and subordinate employees, giving instructions, observing, and inspecting work performed to ensure that instructions have been followed and quality of work is satisfactory.
  • Work with considerable independence, although work will be assigned and periodically inspected by the supervisor.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships

Required Qualifications

Four years of full time experience under a journey level painter that provided training equivalent to that given in a apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in painting or training gained by completion of technical courses in painting at a school (post high school), institute or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted for the above training and experience on a year-for-year basis.

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EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Do you possess four years of full-time experience under a journeyman painter which provided training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program or apprenticeship training in the painting trade?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If yes to the four years of experience under a journeyman painter or training, please detail the specifics below. Be sure to include training course and/or the journeyman's name and business. It is your responsibility to be as complete as possible to prove your qualifications for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * This position may require being placed on an on-call/standby roster. This requirement may be implemented at anytime as deemed by operation need. If imposed, will you be able to meet this requirement?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * This position will require frequent use of ladders, scaffolding, and some mechanical lifts. Are you able to meet this requirement with or without a reasonable accommodation?
    • yes
    • no
  5. * Are you willing and able to be fit tested for the use of a respirator as it will be required for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No response
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)

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