Painter/ Carpenter

Painter/ Carpenter 

Human Resources
Wednesday, Janurary 14, 2015
Responsibilities include painting and all paint-related activities using generally accepted best practices. Additionally, general carpentry and general maintenance connected with the repair, construction and maintenance of Texas Wesleyan University buildings, facilities and equipment will be required.
Position Type: Full Time Staff
Department: Facilities Operations
Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Main Campus


Job Description:


Maintains and repairs exterior surfaces, interior walls, ceilings and floor surfaces in University buildings, facilities, equipment by performing the following tasks:

  • Applying various types of paint, i.e. primers, sealers, oil, water rubber, vinyl or cement based paints after preparing surfaces as necessary
  • Taping/bedding walls and applying wall texture
  • Preparing and finishing new or used shelving, laboratory/office/classroom furniture and equipment
  • Preparing parking areas and streets for striping and operating applicable machinery
  • Cleaning and installing vinyl, rubber and asphalt tile and sheet vinyl floor coverings, sanding or filling imperfections, etching, etc.


  • Studies blueprints, sketches, or building plans for information pertaining to type of material required, such as lumber or fiberboard and dimensions of structure or fixture to be fabricated.
  • Constructs, erects, installs and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood and wallboard, conforming to local building codes.
  • Selects specified type of lumber or other materials.
  • Prepares layout and marks cutting and assembly lines on materials.Assembles cut and shaped materials and fastens them together with nails, dowel pins, or glue. Verifies trueness of structure with plumb bob and carpenter's level. Erects framework for structures and lays subflooring.
  • Lays-out and installs partitions and cabinet work.
  • Covers subfloor with building paper to keep out moisture and lays hardwood, parquet and wood-strip-block floors by nailing floors to subfloor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base.
  • Applies shock-absorbing, sound-deadening and decorative paneling to ceilings and walls.
  • Fits and installs prefabricated window frames, doors, doorframes, weather stripping, interior and exterior trim and finish hardware, such as locks, letter drops and kick plates.
  • Constructs forms and chutes for pouring concrete.
  • Erects scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
  • Installs base boards, crown molding, cabinets and doors.


  • Inspects buildings, facilities and equipment to ascertain required repairs and makes recommendations to supervisor.
  • Reports discrepancies or necessary follow-ups to supervisor.
  • Repairs and modifies various general items (i.e. furniture, electrical and plumbing fixtures), while being sensitive to building needs or requirements.
  • Coordinates work with supervisor to ensure noise and dust are minimized in a shared work environment.
  • Maintains an awareness of the finished appearance and is fully responsible for insufficient or improper work preparation and clean-up.
  • Ensures all work performed meets building code requirements, as well as fire and safety standards established by governmental agencies and OSHA.
  • Maintains the work area in a neat, efficient and safe condition. Cleans up after each job and properly stores items and/or tools. Ensures the general public's safety by restricting access to work environment without blocking emergency escape routes.
  • All other duties as requested or assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Three to five years extensive experience in maintenance or construction with emphasis given to painting and carpentry required.
  • Moderate general electrical and plumbing experience required.


  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, including but not limited to creating and saving files for references on jobs 
  • Knowledge and experience using hand tools, painting equipment (rollers, sprayers, etc.), power tools (table saws, chop saws, routers, skill saws, etc) and electrical meters.
  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to building codes. 
  • Demonstrated mechanical knowledge & skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining a high attention for details.
  • Strong organizational skills to work productively & efficiently to meet multiple deadlines. 
  • Ability to work individually and within a team environment.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and responsible attitude for the department's activities as well as personal work. 
  • Ability to conduct everyday operations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • Ability to develop knowledge of relevant University policies, procedures, & facilities. 
  • Ability to adhere to University & departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations in a professional manner.
  • Ability to provide and demonstrate quality customer service. 
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques with the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. 
  • Ability to maintain a neat and organized work space and environment. 
  • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to safely use hand and power tools, ladders, sharp cutting devices and material requiring MSDS knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of small diesel tractors and mowers and standard motor vehicles (vans/trucks).


Valid Texas driver's license


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other University employees.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form, including but not limited to blueprints and shop drawings. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Strong color perception, hearing and visual acuity required.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be loud at times. Extensive travel is expected on campus, between campuses and within the local area to meet position demands. Must be available for evening, weekend and holidays to meet the demands of the position.

To apply for an open faculty or staff position please send a current resume and a cover letter indicating position desired to:, or Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, TX 76105.

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