Trades Specialist I (Painter) - Facilities & Services 16236
The Facilities Management department of Facilities & Services at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Trades Specialist I position. This position is responsible for applying a variety of finishes and materials to surfaces to enhance the appearance of the exterior and interior of campus buildings. Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the duties of this position requires the individual to perform a variety of painting tasks related to maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment as outlined by University guidelines.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Applies paints, varnishes, shellacs, urethanes, enamels, stains and other mediums utilizing necessary professional techniques and abilities. Performs work with spray equipment, roller, brush, sponges, etc. to apply medium and uses other necessary related equipment including tape gun and other equipment related to the trade.
Stencils and creates signs, murals, and logos on walls, ceilings, doors, and other areas as needed. Hangs wallpaper and boarders, as needed.
Applies plaster (brown coat and finish coat) and ensures that all surfaces are smooth and ready. Repairs wire mesh lath to areas as needed. Seals asbestos walls, ceilings, and doors when necessary and safe to do so deemed.
Special skill is required to mix and match colors using various bases, pigments, etc. as some paint to be matched may have been discontinued, may be discolored due to age and the elements, or may not be true to prescribed formulas from suppliers and/or manufacturers.
Professionally finishes and refinishes wooden items such as furniture, cabinets, doors, door frames, chair rails, base cove, etc. Prepares surfaces for appropriate finishes (sanding, chemical cleaning, etc.)
Performs a variety of carpentry related projects; repairs, replaces, and finishes drywall, repairs or replaces chair rails, base cove, reconditions acoustical ceilings, walls and steel beams, repair or replacement etc. per project. Removal and installation of wall hangings objects such as pictures, bulletin boards, coat racks, etc., secure loose trim and base boards, etc.
Performs all duties of preparing and applying various types of bases, finishes, and textures (example - cementations and lime, gypsum plasters, lime or gauging or molding as finishes, plaster moldings and rosettes on ceilings, fiber glass reinforced bonding cement and divot, and other insulating cement finishes). Applies caulking to doors and window frames meeting masonry.
Prepares and applies coats of joint compound and taping joints. Knowledge of different textures such as stomp, wormed, basket weave, and sponge finishes.
Removes and replaces electrical switch and receptacle covers as needed for job preparation and disassembles and assembles electrical light fixtures as needed for job preparation and completion.
Handles, cuts, and installs various types of glass as required for the repair of interior and exterior windows, restrooms and show mirrors, vehicle mirrors, greenhouse glass, sky lights, doors, display cases, table tops, fire extinguisher cabinets, etc. Must be knowledgeable of various glass retention systems such as glazing, spring clips, snap on metal trim, wood trim, etc. Must ensure all safety procedures are followed when handling glass.
The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses two units that are integral to the University's success. Our units employ talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from maintaining, protecting and improving the University's buildings and grounds. Facilities and Services takes care of every aspect of WVU so that its employees, students and guests are safe and satisfied on campus.
Work Hours: 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Monday-Friday
Pay Grade: 13, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
Vocational or technical school of up to 18 months beyond high school or equivalent or a combination of experience and education.
At least two (2) years of experience in the following:
All types of surface preparation and professional applications of oil and latex based paints. Repair, replacement, preparation and finishing of drywell. Surface preparation and installation of wallpaper, sign painting, and general mathematical abilities. Experience in woodwork finishing, staining, and varnishing preferred. Experience with airless mechanical paint sprayers and power washers.
Experience in various trade fields such as carpentry, electrical preferred.
Valid Drivers License.
Ability to stoop, bend, crawl, climb heights over 10 feet, and lift materials over 50lbs.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Feb 1, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 220503
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.