Painter - Facilities and Maintenance

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cheney, WASHINGTON
Deadline: 09 Oct 2023

Posting Details
Posting Details

Working Title Painter - Facilities and Maintenance
Posting Number 2023067CP

Position Information

Classification Title Painter
Classification Code 619F
RCW Exemption Criteria No Exemption
EWU Position Number C99705
CUPA Code N-731000 - Painter (Journeyman)
FLSA Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit BU 1
% Full Time 100
Salary / Wage Range CS - 42G
Salary Information
$49,860 – $57,828/year.  Where the hired candidate will begin within this range is dependent on education, experience, and skills.
Anticipated Start Date 11/01/2023
Term of Appointment 12 months per year
Location Cheney campus
County Spokane
Project Description
Project Duration
Background Check Yes - Both
Responsible HR User
Responsible HR User Email address

Position Details

Job Summary
  • A leading university starts with leading facilities. Eastern Washington University is currently seeking a full time Painter within our growing facilities and maintenance department. The primary function of this position is to perform journey level painting on the interiors and exteriors of campus buildings. Finishing and refinishing of office furniture, equipment and floors.
  • On top of salary, the university offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 13 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses. For additional information regarding insurance benefits please see our Benefits page: .
  • Eastern Washington University has been recognized for its commitment to helping undergraduate students learn, grow and succeed by Colleges of Distinction , a nationally trusted resource guide for college-bound students. The honor recognizes Eastern as a ’22-’23 College of Distinction (CoD).
  • Money magazine recently named EWU as one of its Best Colleges in America 2023 .
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.
Diversity Statement
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.
Conditions of Employment
  • Successful candidate must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis. Successful candidate must be able to pass a pre-placement physical.
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • All new employees will comply with EWU Immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • Upon hire employees will complete our required Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Hazing, Harassment and Title IX training. Online training can be accessed at or complete the training in person or via Zoom. In person and Zoom training opportunities will be posted on InsideEWU and are listed on our Human Resources site:
  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement
Physical Demands
  • Candidate will work in a variety of environments and may be exposed to hazardous situations. Successful candidate must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Kenlyn Mackey at .
Pre-Placement Physical Yes
Hearing Test Yes
Medical Monitoring Post Hire Yes
Protective Equipment
Hearing, eye, face, fall, respiratory, UV, protection; gloves, hard hat, tyvek coveralls, safety boots. University, local, regional and state mandates for public and personal protection should be followed as needed.
Required Qualifications
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Journey level standing as a painter as attested by: 1. Completion of recognized apprenticeship or 2. Full journey-level status in Painter’s Union or 3. Four years of experience in State service as full-time helper to a journey-level Painter
  • Four years or more of full time experience with the ability to complete projects without supervision will suffice for the journey level standing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform effectively in a customer service based maintenance operation.
  • Experience in preparing unfinished interior drywall panels for painting by taping and finishing joints and imperfections.
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Understanding of safe work practices
  • Excellent customer service skills, professional and courteous demeanor
Work Schedule Type Alternate
Work Schedule
Day Shift schedule of either 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday OR 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Posting Date 09/22/2023
Open Until Further Notice No
Closing Date 10/09/2023
Screening to Begin 10/10/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Attach a chronological resume including work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position. Please list at least 3 professional references including: names, titles, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and connection to you (these can be identical to the references listed on the application).
  • Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions, if applicable.
  • Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Application Types Accepted Application

    Job Duties

    % of Time 100
    Responsibility / Duty
    The primary duties required for this position include:
    1. Perform journey level painting on the interiors and exteriors of residence halls, and apartments. Prepare surfaces for painting or finishing by scraping, washing, sanding, sand blasting and chemical etching. Tint and blend colors for all types of paints, stains, and specialty coatings. Apply primers, sealers, and finish coatings by brush, roller and spray methods to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and structures, machinery and piping etc. Finish and refinish woodwork, cabinets, and floors.
    2. Perform work in all types of locations including high work on the exteriors of buildings, mechanical rooms, confined spaces, ceiling areas and crawl spaces etc.
    3. Arrive at job site with the proper tools, materials and equipment necessary to perform the tasks required to complete the job as assigned.
    4. Responsible in keeping all tools and equipment in good working condition, to include vehicle, hand and specialty tools.
    5. Keep all job sites uncluttered and safe. Clean work area at the end of every day and the completion of job.
    6. Install, work from, and remove scaffolding, ladders, scissor lifts, and aerial lifts. Comply with all applicable safety policies, rules, and standards.
    7. Complete all projects in a timely manner consistent with the expectations set at the start of the job. If anything should arise that would impact the time schedule supervision should be made aware.
    8. Record accurate daily documentation of time and materials in both the AIM and StarRez work order systems. Adhere to all University policies, procedures, and protocols where applicable.
    9. Represent the shop, department, and University in a professional manner during all interactions with the campus community (students, staff and other trades).
    10. Communicate with shop and department supervision effectively relating to shop and department needs and other items of interest.
    Additional Duties
    1. Assist in organization of materials and shop equipment. Assist with shop clean up, and participate with efforts to keep the shop neat, organized and in an orderly fashion.
    2. Participate in shop meetings with input on operational issues that may enhance the performance of the shop and department.
    3. Perform related duties as directed
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