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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

To prepare and paint interior and exteriors surfaces of buildings, structures and fixtures

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in all fields of work to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


Repair surface before painting, filling holes and cracks with putty or patching plaster. 
Select, mix and blend paint to meet color, consistency, surface composition and durability criteria. 
Roll or brush paint onto interior or exterior surfaces, including walls, trim, machinery, furniture, cabinets, smokestacks, and structural steel work. 
Finish new furniture or refinish old furniture, including desks, chairs, cabinets and their components, alternating spray application of stain, varnish, lacquer or shellac with a sanding or buffering operation. 
Hang wallpaper. 
Remove wallpaper using steam unit. 
Prepare surface for painting by washing, scraping, brushing, sanding and sealing. 
Cut, fit, install and seal glass in windows and doors. 
Hang or lay drop cloth to protect against dripping and splashing. 
Clean rollers, brushes and other equipment. 
Erect scaffolding and ladders. 
Instruct and direct the work of assistants. 
Prepare records and service reports to materials and time expended.

Required Qualifications*

Graduation from high school or G.E.D. is necessary.

Reasonable recent experience in the painting of interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and structures is necessary.

Considerable knowledge of the equipment, methods and materials used in brush and roller painting is necessary.

Ability to mix, match, harmonize and contrast colors is desirable.

Ability to work from ladders and scaffolding is desirable.

Reasonable manual strength and dexterity is desirable.

Skill in the preparation and painting of interior and exterior surfaces is necessary.

Must be able to fulfill the requirements to operate a UM vehicle.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in the application of Elastromeric based material that would be used in various types of wall assemblies, including backer material for this process. 
Experience with and proper application of a variety of caulks (acrylic, silicone, intumescent, elastomeric, etc.)
The experience and ability to joint tape drywall seams as well as bed coat, finish coat, skim coat in preparation for painting.
Experience with quick dry drywall compound (Easy Sand 20) or accelerator for quick turn over projects. 
Knowledge and field experience with the use and maintenance of airless paint sprayers. 
Field experience with the setup of the various methods of workplace containment that are required in health care environments. 
Familiar with the proper PPE that is required for various field applications listed above. 
Work experience in firestopping 

Work Schedule

This posting is for one open position, Sunday through Thursday 6:00 am to 2:30 pm

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the U-M Skilled Trades Union, Inc., which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.