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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.


Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 6216

UW Job Family: 61

SOC Code: 47-2141

Pay Grade: 17

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Performs journeyman-level painting and related work, under general supervision, required for preservation, cleanliness, security and beautification of interior and exterior surfaces of buildings, structures, parking lots, and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma/GED, plus completion of U.S. Department of Labor approved painting and drywall apprenticeship programs (4 years) which meets their requirements to attain journeyman-level status


2 years of painting experience including taping and texturing drywalls at journeyman-level status as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

Valid driver's license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Properties of paint and other coatings and proper application methods.
  • Basic and routine construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Current trade methods, materials surface preparation and equipment.
  • Local, state and federal regulations.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Read, interpret, and work from routine sketches, blueprints, specifications, and construction drawings.
  • Read, understand, and follow safety procedures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare surfaces for paint, varnish, enamel, lacquer, or stain application using appropriate chemicals and tools.
  • Mix and apply paint, varnish, enamel, lacquer, or stain applications at the journeyman level.
  • Install glass including the ability to prepare frames.
  • Tape, texture and repair dry wall surfaces at the journeyman level.
  • Install and replace tile surfaces.
  • Erect and work safely on scaffolding, ladders, swings or with other special painting equipment including working with heights.
  • Maintain and clean brushes, rollers, spray guns and other tools.
  • Finish or refinish furniture.
  • Move objects weighing up to 50 pounds regularly.
  • Safely and efficiently operate and use associated tools and equipment.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Prepare surfaces for paint, varnish, enamel, lacquer, or stain application using appropriate chemicals and tools.

Apply paint, varnish, enamel, lacquer and stain to interior and exterior surfaces using brushes, rollers and spray guns.

Install glass including preparing frames, measuring and cutting to specification, placing and securing glass in frames utilizing a variety of procedures and tools.

Mix paint to specified colors and textures using oil, thinner, drying agents and various pigments and solvents.

Tape and texture drywall surfaces.

Install resilient tile and replace broken tile including preparing surfaces, installing tile base, arranging tile designs, cutting tile to fit securely and neatly around edges and corners.

Erect and safely utilize scaffolding, ladders, or swings.

Clean brushes, rollers, spray guns, and other tools; clean work areas and installed glass.

Finish or refinish furniture utilizing the appropriate procedures and materials.

Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications to determine equipment and materials required and methods of installation to complete project.

Supplemental Functions:

May perform work in areas such as wallpapering, special effects painting, or specialized textures.

Working Conditions:

Shop and in/out door environments; regular exposure to paint and chemical fumes; occasionally subject to heights (up to 11 stories).

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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