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Painter (Residential Facilities)- Tempe campus

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Painter (Residential Facilities)- Tempe campus


Campus: Tempe


Job Description

Facilities Management, Residential Facilities, seeks a Painter to apply protective and decorative coatings of paint, varnish, lacquer and other materials to interior and exterior surfaces of building, furniture, equipment and structures.
Looking for an employer that offers you solid growth opportunities, as well as an inclusive culture and work/life balance? ASU offers the following employee benefits to enhance the total compensation of its staff:

  • Flexible work schedules
  • 22 days of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10 paid holidays annually for all staff
  • World-class educational opportunities at deeply discounted rates for employees and eligible family members through its employee tuition reduction program
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child
  • Comprehensive and very affordable benefits package including dental, vision, and life insurance benefits.
  • Retirement program designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement which includes Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Paid time for volunteer and professional development
  • Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings
  • Disability and leave program for income protection
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance services, helping to manage personal difficulties or life challenges
  • ASU Discounts to sports/events along with discounts with ASU partnerships

Job Family

Skilled Trades

Department Name

FDM FM Residential Fac SS



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$22.12 per hour. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.

Close Date

31-January-2024 is the initial close date. Applications will be reviewed each week and continue to be accepted until the job is filled.



Essential Duties

  • Apply protective and decorative coats of paint, varnish, lacquer and/or other related materials to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings, furniture, equipment and other structures.
  • Wash, scrape, sand, torch and/or smooth interior and exterior surfaces prior to painting, varnishing, lacquering or applying other related materials.
  • Clean equipment, paint mixing area and work area.
  • Operate compressors, striping machines, sandblasters, spray equipment and other small power equipment.
  • Install, repair and maintain drywall, wall texturing, and ceiling acoustic texturing.
  • Operate heavy lift equipment including scissors, boom swing stage to heights of 80 feet.
  • Erect various types of scaffolding, staging, ladders and planks to reach surfaces of work area for painters and others.
  • Apply paints, stains, surface preparatory materials and undercoating materials to a variety of surfaces, as appropriate according to materials safety data sheets within established hazardous materials guidelines.
  • Determine appropriate color for new or replacement applications through consultation with customer.
  • Maintain existing paint surfaces through matching and tinting of appropriate paint products.
  • Identification, safe handling, and appropriate disposal of paints, stains, and preparatory and undercoating materials and other hazardous materials.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday-Tuesday / Thursday– Friday (four days per week) 7:00AM– 5:30PM

Minimum Qualifications

Six years of painting experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in commercial settings
  • Experience and knowledge of paint trade, tools and/or equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safety requirements and/or techniques
  • Experience in customer Service

Working Environment

  • Wash, scrape and sand interior and exterior surfaces prior to painting, varnishing, lacquering or applying materials.
  • Utilize hand tools (e.g. scrapers, hand masker, screw drivers, cordless drill, sander, paint mixer), power tools( e.g. compressors, striping machines, sandblasters, airless sprayers), and equipment.
  • Utilize personal protective equipment (e.g. safety glasses, negative pressure and positive pressure respirator).
  • Erect, climb, and work off scaffolding, staging, ladders, and planks to reach surfaces to paint and apply surface coatings.
  • Work in extreme temperatures, confined areas, air contamination, and hazardous materials.
  • Lift and carry up to 55 lbs.
  • Drive University vehicles.
  • Push and/or pull approximately 200-300 pound weight loaded on wheeled maintenance carts to transport tools and equipment throughout campus to job site.

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

Must pass pre-employment physical examination post offer of employment to include asbestos worker clearance, respiratory clearance questionnaire and respiratory fit test.

This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than general operating funds. As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of all background, including fingerprint checks.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview..

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.