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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Facilities Services
Categories: Staff
Position Grade: M07

Work Days: Monday-Friday
Shift Start/End Time: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Hours Per Week: 40
Weeks Per Year: 52


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience at a journeyman level for at least 6 years or equivalent work experience.
  • Must have valid New York State Driver’s License.
  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed, including emergency situations.


  • Apply coats of paint, varnish, stain, enamel or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings and fixtures of buildings and other structures.
  • Smooth surfaces using sandpaper, brushes or steel wool and removes old paint from surfaces using paint remover, scraper, wire brush or blowtorch to prepare surfaces for painting.
  • Fill nail holes, cracks and joints with putty, plaster or other filler.
  • Select premixed paints or mixes required portions of pigment oil, thinning and drying substances to prepare paint that matches specified colors.
  • Paint surfaces using brush, roller or spray gun.
  • Simulate wood grains, marble, brick or time effects.
  • Apply paint with brush, sponge, texture rollers, etc. to create special effects.
  • Erect scaffolding or sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground level.
  • Hang wallpaper and fabrics.
  • Assist at special events setting up staging, chairs, podiums, ramps and other related items.
  • Utilize necessary safety items (i.e. respirator, safety glasses, ear protection, hard hat, etc.) when required.
  • Maintain organized tools, materials and company vehicle and be responsible for keeping them clean and in good working condition.
  • Comply with departmental and college policies and procedures.

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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