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Maintenance Mechanic - Painter

Maintenance Mechanic - Painter

locationEvansville, IN, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023
Full Time

Title: Maintenance Mechanic - Painter

Division: Finance and Administration

Department: Facility Operations and Planning

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: Grade 6: $14.06/hour

EEO Job Group: 6 E7

Position Summary

The University of Southern Indiana is accepting applications for Maintenance Mechanic - Painter.

Perform wide range of maintenance work, with a concentration in painting and drywall, in a multi-building complex under direct supervision of the Lead Maintenance Mechanic. Will plan, coordinate, and carry out construction, maintenance, painting and equipment installations according to applicable codes and standards.


  • Order materials needed, and make the installations and applications required for completion of drywall/painting projects while ensuring that the work conforms to codes.
  • Tend to the preventive and general needs for maintenance of the University's structures, equipment, furnishings, and systems and for various assignments for repair and rehabilitation projects.
  • Perform basic carpentry, electrical, and plumbing tasks, and tasks related to maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and construction projects for buildings, equipment, furniture, and systems.
  • Repair and/or install windows, doors, partitions, coiling components, floor tiles, cove base, stair treads, wall coverings, and roofs.
  • Maintain inventory of painting components and supplies. Assist in maintaining building supplies, tools, equipment, and spare parts.
  • Construct metal stud walls, install drywall, apply mud, tape and corner and edge trim, sand and finish to be ready for paint.
  • Prepare surface to accept paint as necessary including sanding, scraping, chip, washing, sand blasting, etc.
  • Apply prime paint and finish paint to walls, ceilings, devices, fixtures, trim, poles, frames, surfaces (interior and exterior).
  • Remove and apply wall coverings. Install and repair wall trim pieces, floor edging, and floor coverings.
  • Assemble furniture, seats, and other equipment.
  • Set up furniture and equipment for special and academic events.
  • Perform snow removal and paving work as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Vocational training and/or experience in trades including painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and/or heating.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Must be conversant with the basics of other crafts in the building trades and capable of supervising assistants on the job.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • On-the-job experience in the painting and carpentry trades preferred.
  • Preferred qualifications include four years’ experience in journey-level of a trade named above.

About USI

The University of Southern Indiana is a public higher education institution located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, IN. We offer employees exceptional benefits! Benefits for this position include:

  • Affordable medical, dental, vision, life and short term and long-term disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement plan where the University makes the total contribution equivalent to 7% of annual salary.
  • Full tuition fee waiver for employees/75% for spouses and dependent children.
  • Accrue up to 10 paid vacation days per fiscal year – accrual increases after 4, 7, and 11 years of service

For more information about the benefits that USI offers, please visit

Application Process

Click “Apply Now!” near the top right of this page to complete an application.

Pre-Employment Screening

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Authorization to Work in the United States

USI will not sponsor an employment-related visa for this position.

Interview Accommodations

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please contact the manager of Employment at or (812) 464-1840. Contacting the manager of Employment is intended for use in seeking disability-related accommodations only. For general applicant inquiries, contact Human Resources at or (812) 464-1815.

EEO Statement

The University of Southern Indiana is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.