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Senior Maintenance Mechanic (Painter)

Senior Maintenance Mechanic (Painter)

locationEvansville, IN, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/9/2024
Full Time

Title: Senior Maintenance Mechanic (Painter)

Division: Finance and Administration

Department: Facility Operations and Planning

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: Grade 7: $15.47/hour

EEO Job Group: 6 E7

Position Summary

The University of Southern Indiana is accepting applications for Senior 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, make installations and applications required for completion of drywall/painting projects while ensuring that the work conforms to codes.

  • Tend to the preventive maintenance and routine maintenance of the University's structures, equipment, furnishings and systems. Tend to 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 including sanding, scraping, chip, washing, sand blasting, etc. as necessary.

  • Apply prime paint and finish paint to walls, ceilings, devices, fixtures, trim, poles, frames and surfaces (interior and exterior).

  • Remove and apply wall coverings. Install and repair wall trim pieces, floor edging and floor coverings.

  • Conduct work from work requests and projects as outlined under minimal supervision of the Lead Maintenance Mechanic and Maintenance Supervisor.

  • Move and assemble furniture, seats and other equipment.

  • Set up furniture and equipment for special and academic events.

  • Perform snow removal and paving work as required.

  • Estimate time for proposed projects.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • License (residential or commercial), master license, or certification (from a University approved source) in a minimum of one trade, plus one year related work experience. OR three years of related work experience in two or more trades.

  • Four years’ experience in journey level of a trade required.

  • Able to work independently and solve most problems without engaging another Senior Maintenance Mechanic or Lead Maintenance Mechanic.

  • On-the-job experience in the painting and carpentry trades, together with knowledge and skill in either using and applying paints, solvents, drywall, drywall compound and associated materials; in determining materials to be used in construction; or in estimating costs, maintaining invoices and keeping work records.

  • Must be familiar with the basics of other crafts in the building trades and capable of supervising assistants on the job.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

Regular Work Hours/Travel Requirements

  • Standard work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Occasional irregular hours or overtime may be required to complete work orders.
  • This position is considered "essential". When the University closes due to inclement weather or another emergency, this position is required to report to work to perform snow and/or ice removal or other clean-up work following severe weather or other emergencies.
  • Travel within University and occasional travel to offsite University locations using a University vehicle is required.


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 and upload application materials. Application materials should include:

  • Resume


Pre-Employment Screening

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

Authorization to Work in the United States

USI typically 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.