Apply now Job no: 493711
Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Custodial/Maintenance
Salary: $16.13 - $21.77
Division: Finance & Administrative Services
Department: Facilities Management

Schedule Information

Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm

Hours per Week



Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Duties of Position

Responsible for applying decorative and protective coats of paint, varnish, stain, enamel, or lacquer to exterior or interior surfaces; light carpentry skills in support of general maintenance and repair. Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns within or outside normal working hours. Must be able to work shift work, weekends, and holidays.

Characteristic Duties

Prepares surfaces for painting by removing old coating, repairing and patching as necessary and cleaning.

Selects premixed paints or mixes and blends coating to specified colors.

Install drywall, carpet, VCT tile and ceiling tile.

Erects scaffolding or sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground level.

Applies coatings to surface.

Cleans and maintains painting equipment.

Maintains an inventory of paint stock and equipment.

Assists in estimating cost of time and materials necessary to complete a painting job.

Inspects area of responsibility and observes activities on College property for unsafe conditions which may lead to injury, takes appropriate action to correct any unsafe practice or condition and reports all other potential safety hazards to supervisor.

Cleans work area upon completion of task.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Conditions

Employee is subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions.   Employee may be required to wear respiratory protection and/or, hearing protection and other personal protective equipment on a daily basis.

Physical Demands

Work is categorized as medium, which requires the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.  Work involves reaching, prolonged above shoulder level activities, ladder climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing/pulling, negotiating stairs, grasping, and using hand and or power equipment. Applicants will be required to complete a physical prior to hiring.


Employee must operate the following tools:

Carpentry tools

Painting tools

Power lift

Extension ladders and scaffolding

Use of personal protective equipment (i.e.: gloves, goggles, etc.) when required.


Under direct supervision of Maintenance Manager.  Receives oral and written instructions as needed.

Educational Requirements

High school graduate or equivalent.

Experience Requirements

Four years experience in drywalling, taping and repair in the trades with exterior and interior painting and decorating. Knowledge and ability to use hand tools and common power tools.


Valid Illinois Drivers License

Application Review Date

Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given
to applications received on or before: November 8, 2019

Required Documents:

***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process*** 

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

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