About Mills College: Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/
Summary of Position: This position performs a variety of skilled work in the preparation of surfaces for painting; mixing and applying paints or other surface coatings. This position supports the Mission statement of Mills College by delivering excellent support and services to students, staff and faculty. Through its operational excellence, it advances the initiatives of the strategic plan, by ensuring goals are established, monitored and measured to meet the plans timelines and objectives. This position plays a significant role in supporting sustainability programs and creating a vibrant and inclusive campus life.
Essential Job Functions:
Executes assigned work orders in an accurate and timely fashion. Records completion in facilities work order system.
Prepares various surfaces for painting; utilizes brush, roller or airless sprayer to apply a variety of surface coverings such as paint, varnish, shellac, primers, lacquers, enamels and thinners.
Refinishes and/or repaints wood, metal, furniture or other equipment; applies primer, undercoats and finish coats.
Lays out and paints by hand or power equipment lines for parking lots and athletic fields; stencils names and numbers on doors. Paints curbs, stripes roads and crosswalks.
Cleans and maintains brushes, tools and other equipment.
Performs periodic maintenance inspections of interior and exterior buildings and painted surfaces; replaces caulking as needed.
Locates and acquires paint and other supplies necessary for maintenance of surfaces.
Hangs sheetrock; tapes, prepares patch and textures drywall.
Operates appropriate equipment for removal of paint, preparing surfaces or roughing slick surfaces; pressure washes exterior of buildings as needed.
Assists in performing other skilled maintenance duties, including the installation of signs and moving furniture.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities: Work with outside painting contractors when job scope is too large to complete with existing staff.
Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in painting work.
Preparation of materials and surfaces.
Safety standards and procedures when applying paints and other coatings.
Read, write and speak English fluently
Solid communication and interpersonal skills.
Must be customer service oriented.
Meet or exceed the colleges attendance and tardiness guidelines.
Estimate material costs for projects
Maintain inventories for work area
Work in crews or independently.
Understand and follow directions and complete work assignments on schedule.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Work safely in compliance with College Injury and Illness Prevention Plan.
Education and Training:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Any combination equivalent to: training in a painter apprenticeship program and five years journey-level painting experience.
Valid California Drivers License.
Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands: Physical:
Lifting, pulling, or pushing heavy objects up to 50lbs.
Climbing ladders, scaffolding and roofs. Working at heights.
Reaching above shoulders, overhead and horizontally.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching. Standing for extended periods of time.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate hand and power tools and equipment.
Visual acuity to perform the work.
Indoor and outdoor environment. Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
Exposure to fumes from paints and solvents.
This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs.
Additional Information: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Hourly wage is $23.00 per hour, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period, 10 days of vacation for year one, 15 days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 sick days and 17 paid holidays (subject to annual review). Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to https://www.mills.edu/policies/ada-policies/nondiscrimination-statement.php.
All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.