The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Technical Coatings Specialist

Hiring department PMCS-Const Services
Monthly salary $2,792+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 630AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-02-01-5244
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Selection made by committee and hiring supervisor based on review of on-line applications and results of personal interviews. Hiring decision contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. May include some evening, weekend, and holiday work.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide journey-level skills in the application of paints and special coatings to buildings, cabinetry, and equipment in support of campus facility renovation, maintenance, and repair projects.

Essential Functions

Clean, sand, prime surfaces for paint and other finishes. Tape and float drywall; apply texture in preparation for painting. Prepare and apply various technical coatings, including paints, varnishes, stains, and epoxies to interior and exterior building surfaces and equipment utilizing brush, roller, or spray gun. Prepare and apply furniture-grade finishes to cabinetry and millwork using brush, roller, or spray gun as appropriate to meet project specifications. Participate in the operation and maintenance of Paint Shop, including clean and maintain shop space, tools, equipment, vehicles, and supplies. Inspect completed work for conformance with drawings and specifications, and compliance with applicable building and safety codes, and regulations. Wear, maintain, and properly use personal protective equipment and other designated safety equipment to ensure personal, coworker, and client safety. Maintain a safe work environment in shop area and at job site. Drive UT vehicle to deliver personnel, equipment, and materials to job sites. Accomplish basic shop paperwork and electronic documents, including records for materials used, daily labor reports, and weekly time reports.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Attend management-directed meetings and training. Accomplish other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Three years experience as a journey-level painter. Two years experience in technical coating applications. Before final offer can be made, successful applicant must provide a current driver's license and acceptable driving record for the most recent 36 months. Texas driving history will be confirmed online during selection process; applicant must provide out-of-state driving history, if previously licensed in another state. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than three years experience in commercial painting and application of special coatings, with emphasis on interior renovations. Demonstrated experience in taping and floating drywall and application of special textures and finishes to wall surfaces. Demonstrated ability to produce quality work from drawings, specifications, construction standards, and written/verbal instructions with or without direct supervision. Commitment to and compliance with organizational values, goals, and policies regarding customer service, job performance, and job-site safety. Strong work ethic and initiative with ability to perform in a team environment and promote teamwork among coworkers.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Uniforms/safety shoes/personal protective equipment provided and required. Frequent work from ladders and scaffolds. Exposure to noise and dust on job sites. Maintain acceptable driver rating as defined in UT System Policy 5.4.

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