University of North Texas Paint Technician I in Denton, Texas

Department Overview

As one of the nation's largest public universities and the most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we are dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to a diverse student body of over 36,000 students. UNT is a student-focused public research university with 12 colleges and schools offering 97 bachelors, 81 masters, and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. With more than 400 student organizations, NCAA Division I athletics and an array of concerts presented by our world-renowned College of Music, there's something for everyone at UNT. UNT has been named by Forbes as one of America's 100 Best College Buys® for 17 consecutive years, the state's most affordable research university, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and The Princeton Review named us a "Best in the West" university.

The Facilities organization at UNT is a service provider comprised of the following divisions: Facilities Planning, Design & Construction (FPDC); Facilities Maintenance (FM) and Facilities Support & Services (FSS). We are responsible for the planning, renovation, maintenance and repair of university buildings and facilities, as well as other services playing an essential role to the mission of the University of North Texas. Facilities has over 325 employees who lead the way in caring for and operating over 170 facilities and 904 acres of landscape. Our goal is to provide world class support for the University by ensuring safe, reliable, efficient facility and utility services delivered with outstanding customer services and effective stewardship of resources and the environment. For additional information on Facilities you may visit our website at: University of North Texas Career Bands are located on the Human Resources website at: under the subtitle of Pay Plan.

The Facilities Maintenance Department supports the academic, research, housing, and dining facility needs for the University of North Texas while providing responsible stewardship and efficient operation of the University's physical assets. The Facilities Maintenance team performs routine and preventative maintenance and repairs of the campus buildings and utility infrastructure. Grounds services provides an aesthetically pleasing environment for University faculty, staff, students, and visitors by maintaining all campus turf, landscapes, irrigation system, litter control, solid waste management and recycling. Facilities Maintenance maintains, repairs, constructs, and renovates University facilities and installed systems in accordance with applicable codes and regulations, and in conformance with University policies and standards.

The division consists of seven Departments: Custodial Services, Grounds Department, Zone Maintenance, Utilities Maintenance, Structural Maintenance, Construction Services, and Auxiliary Services. For additional information on the Facilities Maintenance department you may visit our website at:

Job Description

The Facilities Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Facilities Technician I- Paint Technician I to join our team.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Determines sequence of paint operations and methods to be used including need or advisability for scaffolding and rigging, color blending and matching required, time allowance between coats, order of application and number required, type and amount of materials needed, and areas to be painted according to specifications, blueprints, and sketches, written or verbal instructions, and trade practice. * Sets up for job by mixing, blending, and matching paint to proper color and consistency as required and when necessary, directing the erection of scaffolding and rigging. * Performs such typical operations as applying decorative and/or protective finish coats to such items as office furniture (as desks, chairs, tables, cabinets, picture frames, blackboards, and Venetian blinds), office interiors, rolling stock, etc. Rubs down and mirror finishes office furniture. Applies trim to office interiors using a trim brush. Does trim striping, dade work, stripping, and tape and bedding. * Does painting, applying prime or finish coats, on exteriors and interiors which require working from scaffolding.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a High school diploma/GED equivalent and one year experience in related maintenance/repair field. Substitution of education for experience allowed.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Knowledge of and skill in use of standard tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of general maintenance task. * Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of general maintenance. * Knowledge of blueprints, schematics, and working drawings. * Ability to use basic shop math applications. * Ability to locate and identify problems in appropriate building system or equipment and to plan and execute necessary repairs. * Physical ability to perform moderately heavy physical work which includes lifting and crawling, and to remain outdoors in inclement weather. * Knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed. * Valid driver's license and ability to drive a vehicle, and maintain coverage under University auto insurance policy, if required to drive University vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications: * Experience using spray guns and accessory equipment. * Experience with all kinds of finish painting. * Experience working from scaffold at heights over twenty feet. * Complete knowledge of paint and sign painter shop theory, practice and procedure including mixing, blending, and matching of paints, decorative and protective functions of paint and other applied materials, and maintenance and new construction painting. * Experience hanging wall paper. * Experience composing, laying out and producing any painted sign. * Experience using paint brushes and do precise freehand sign painting. * Experience using layout tools, spray guns and sign painters equipment.

Requisition Number: 152184

Job Title: Paint Technician I

Official Title: Facilities Technician I

Position Number: 00005910

Department: Facilities-Gen - 152000

Location: Denton

Is this an internal posting only?: No

Is this a security sensitive position?: Yes

Driving a University Vehicle?: Yes

Job Open Date: 10-17-2016

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Pay Rate: $2,037.58

Pay Basis: Monthly

Job Type: Full-time Permanent

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