at Indiana University
Location Bloomington, Indiana
Date Posted July 30, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified




Department Information

The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student's IU experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 20 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority, and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.

Often seen as the heart of campus, the Indiana Memorial Union is a historic 500,000 square foot Student Union which serves as the center of the student experience and for many visitors represents their first experience with Hoosier Hospitality. Our mission is to "Welcome All" and help build connections that last a lifetime, to each other, and to IU.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepares the work areas to protect students, guests, and building patrons while working in high traffic public areas.
  • Communicates with clients about the work to be performed, scheduling, and expectations during and at the completion of the work conducted.
  • Works independently and with little direct supervision
  • Works as part of a maintenance facilities team and may assist with larger building maintenance projects.
  • Interacts with students, faculty, staff, and visitors in a positive and friendly manner in all situations.

General Responsibilities

  • Applies paints, primers, stains, and finishes to interior and exterior surfaces (walls, ceilings, staircases, equipment, etc.).
  • Prepares coating materials by tinting, toning, matching, and blending to obtain desired color or consistency; mix in various additives such as retardants, hardeners, drying agents, etc.
  • Prepares surfaces to accept finishes by patching holes, cracks and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other filler; strips, scrapes, sands, or power washes to remove old finish and clean surface.
  • Strips, sands, seals, and finishes doors, furniture, woodwork, trim, and flooring.
  • Removes graffiti; removes, repairs, and installs wall coverings. May perform stenciling and dado work.
  • Erects scaffolding in safe manner according to site conditions.
  • Performs other general building maintenance as assigned.
  • May supervise hourly workers.




  • High school diploma or GED.



  • 2 years of verifiable painting experience.



  • Valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hire.



  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
  • Highly thorough and dependable.
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to represent the company with external constituents.
  • Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion.
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints and/or schematics.
  • Ability to understand and follow written instructions.
  • Ability to determine the kinds of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Ability to operate and maintain power equipment of the trade such as: sand blaster, power washer, sprayer equipment (airless and conventional), bucket truck, and fork lift.
  • Ability to use ladders and hand tools of the trade such as; brushes, rollers, scrapers, caulking guns, putty knives, etc.
  • Ability to safely use solvents, cleaners, abrasives and other materials that may pose health hazards to the user and others in the vicinity.
  • Ability to calculate proper amounts of materials and equipment to complete projects.
  • Knowledge of standard painting and finishing application procedures.
  • Knowledge of lead abatement practices preferred (may be required for some positions).
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Ability to work with wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to remain in a stationary position as well as the ability to move about the workplace for long durations. It requires effective communication, the ability to operate machinery, tools, and controls. The role requires the ability to ascend/descend ladders/stairs, and to position one's self in low level positions, detect a variety of chemicals and/or gases. The role requires the ability to ascend to rooftops and move in tight spaces to perform and complete inspections. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$36,392.00 - $41,392.00 annually

Job Classification

Career Level: Intermediate

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Engineering, Trades & Facility

Job Family: General Services

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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