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Position Title:Temporary Summer Painter
Posting Number:1251
Department:Mechanical Services
Type of Position:Full Time
Duration of Position:Temporary
Work Schedule:M-F 7:00AM-3:30PM
Number of Hours Per Week:40
Number of Position Openings:8
Brief Summary:

REPORTS TO:   Associate Director, Engineering & Mechanical Services WORKS WITH:  All service staff employees.  Must be able to maintain a working relationship with all employees and students of the college.  Promotes positive interpersonal relationships with, staff, students, and employees. WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work inside and outside.  May be exposed to hazards from use of electrical, electronic, mechanical, and power equipment, toxic chemicals and gases, etc. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Have the ability to perform repeated bending, squatting, stooping, pushing and pulling, and lifting heavy weights of at least 50 lbs. Perform prolonged standing and walking.  Have the ability to climb ladders and scaffolding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform the following daily functions for all dormitories, classrooms, offices, and other areas pertaining to the college using latex, oil base, polyurethane, rubber base paints, stains, and/or varnishes:

  • Paints the exterior and interiors of all college related buildings and equipment;
  • Varnishes doors and woodwork as assigned;
  • Stains doors, trim, furniture, etc. as assigned;
  • Tapes and spackles new wallboard and prepares surfaces for paint;
  • Maintains an inventory of paints, stains, varnishes., brushes, rollers, and drop cloths needed to complete the assigned jobs;
  • Protect and provide upkeep of tools and components needed to complete assigned task.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment daily.
  • Maintains all Marist owned equipment assigned to employees.
  • Conforms to all federal, state, and local regulatory agencies with regard to codes and guidelines i.e.: EPA, OSHA, ASTM, ADA, NEMA, UL, NEC, ISA, NFA, AMSI, AMSE and Marist mandated policies.
  • Follow all departmental policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.  Assist with other maintenance work as assigned.


Five years experience in the field of painting or verifiable previous experience to indicate the ability to perform the work required.  Must have knowledge of paints, their properties, covering ability, application, and surface preparation.  Must possess the ability to mix paints.  Must be able to repair various types of walls, including the knowledge and ability to patch and tape sheet rock and plaster walls to prepare them for painting.  A NYS driver’s license, with no serious convictions required.

Required Applicant Documents:Resume, Cover Letter, References
Position Open Date:03/19/2018

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