Painter - Tenders Global


Indiana University


Join the Indiana University Capital Planning and Facilities (CPF) team for a fulfilling career.

Diversity and inclusion are central to our mission. Join CPF, where your background and capabilities are embraced, and your unique perspective enriches our team. Explore opportunities with us and contribute to IU’s beautiful, functional, and sustainable campuses. Your skills are essential to our success.

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  • 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 equivalent (such as HSED or GED)



  • 2 years Verifiable painting experience



  • Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hire



  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Proficient 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.

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 oneself 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. This role requires the ability to lift up to 75 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Bloomington, Indiana

$21.67 per hour 

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure .

Career Level: Intermediate

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Engineering, Trades & Facility

Job Family: General Services

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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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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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