Construction Painter

Construction Painter

Portland State University | Portland, OR, 97228, US
Salary Range:$37,000 – $46,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 22 days ago

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Would you like to apply and expand your painter skills without the hassle of loading all your tools into your truck, traveling to multiple job sites, and worrying about the slow season?

If you're tired of traveling and want to work full time with generous benefits, year-round work, and the opportunity to take on a new challenge, we are waiting for your application! Portland State University's Facilities and Property Management department is hiring a Painter to join the In-House Construction team.

Portland State University (PSU) offers a comprehensive benefits package with at least 38 days of paid time off each year, 95% employer-funded premium healthcare, 100% employer-funded retirement plans, and 70% off of tuition for the employee, dependent children, and your spouse or domestic partner. This position is represented by SEIU 89. Some of the union benefits include annual eligibility for a salary increase of nearly 5%, access to hardship funds, direct support from Local Stewards, and frequent sponsored activities to strengthen your community at PSU and within your region!

This painter will join our In-House Construction team of electricians, carpenters, painters and other skilled trades people who execute all commercial renovation projects on campus, ranging in size from painting a room, to remodeling offices, classrooms, and labs. Primary duties include:

* using tools such as utility and taping knives, vacuum cleaner, mixing drills, brushes & rollers, ladders, sanders, and occasionally spray equipment;
* preparing the site by applying primer, mud and tape in preparation for paint;
* texturing when matching an existing paint finish;
* completing projects to level a 4 and/or 5 standard smooth finish;
* applying varnish and other finishes to cabinets and other furniture;
* cleaning and organizing the shop;
* using databases for work order requests and paint archive records; and
* driving PSU-owned vehicles to purchase supplies and to work sites located both on and off campus.

Successful candidates will have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work safely in the presence of the public while maintaining a professional demeanor as well as a safe, orderly and clean worksite.

Facilities and Property Management (FPM) comprises approximately 80 full time and 60 student employees who work together to maintain over 5 million square feet in downtown Portland, and this team is a key element in the department. FPM is pleased to serve all members of the PSU community, and takes a tremendous amount of pride in providing a superior and vibrant learning environment.

FPM is recognized as an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University. All facilities maintenance personnel are considered essential personnel and may be required to respond to campus emergencies, including inclement weather.