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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.

Duties/Responsibilities 

  • 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 www.usi.edu/hr/benefits.

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 mcweinzapf@usi.edu 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 HumanRes@usi.edu 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.