Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 17, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Information

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Position Number


Position Summary

This position fulfills the duties of a painter.

Essential Job Functions of Position

As assigned or requested via work orders, remove old paint and finishes, fill holes or cracks, tape seams, sand rough spots, prime and seal new surfaces and apply paints, varnishes, stains, enamels and lacquers to redecorate or finish walls, woodwork, ceilings, metal parts, fixtures and other interior surfaces or light poles, signs, parking lots, handrails and other exterior surfaces.
Select materials appropriate to complete work assignments according to surfaces, locations and uses of items to be painted.
Mix ingredients for paints, stains or other finishes to obtain proper color harmony, consistency or finish.
Work with other facilities and University staff, offices, etc. to coordinate painting activities.
Identify and properly handle/dispose of hazardous materials.
Clean and maintain tools and equipment.
Record and document completed tasks using Computerized Maintenance Management System software.
Recommend work process improvements to Facilities supervisors and administrators.
Assist with general maintenance activities as assigned.
Maintain a professional, safe and clean work area.
Provide service support for campus events.
Snow removal duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Formal training in Painting.
5 years of experience working as a Painter.
Stable/continuous work history

Hazmat knowledge/training/experience.
Training in painting techniques.
4 years of experience in Building Trades.
Experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of surface peculiarities and characteristics of common types of paint/finishes that provide durability, ease of handling and application.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record under University standards.

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

Ability to move and/or maneuver equipment and materials weighing as much as 50 pounds.
Ability to work from a ladder or lift.
Ability to respond to emergency service calls outside regularly scheduled work hours.

Campus Security Authority


Special Instructions to Applicant

Advertised Pay


Work Schedule

Monday - 8a - 4:30p, Tuesday - 8a - 4:30p, Wednesday - 8a - 4:30p, Thursday - 8a - 4:30p, Friday - 8a - 4:30p

  • After completing one year of service in a benefits-eligible position, the University will contribute an amount equal to 10% of base pay into an employee’s defined contribution plan with TIAA .
  • After one year of continuous employment, eligible employees may officially enroll in University courses for credit or audit without having to pay applicable tuition and fees. Law School Courses excluded.
  • For an overview of the excellent benefits package, Washburn provides employees visit Washburn benefits.

Full Time

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Months per Year






EEO Statement

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Background Check Required?


Driving History Checked?


Drug Screen Required?


Anticipated Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least 5 years experience as a painter
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have the ability to work from a ladder and/or a lift?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have any restrictions that would keep you from moving or maneuvering equipment and material weighing as much as 50 pounds?
    • yes
    • no
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Certificate(s)
  3. Resume

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