Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info


Hourly Range:

$18.17 per hour

About SMU

SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University's entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world - and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU's relationship with Dallas - the dynamic center of one of the nation's fastest-growing regions - offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities - from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

This is painting work at the journeyman level. It includes, but is not limited to maintaining and repairing painted surfaces and wall coverings on SMU buildings interior and exterior. Some evening and weekend work may be required for emergencies or scheduled projects. Emergency work may or may not be related to painting duties.

Essential Functions:

  • Clean and prepare surfaces to be painted or wallpapered.
  • Paint walls, ceilings, doors, and trim. Strip, stain and refinish doors and furniture. Make small repairs to drywall or plaster.
  • Estimates for paint jobs.
  • Procure materials and deliver to job site.
  • Clean up after job.
  • Must have ability to move furniture or equipment as necessary to gain access to areas that need patching and/or painting.
  • Responsible for repairing and patching plaster and drywall.
  • Ability to use ladders, scaffolding and lifts to reach high areas that need patching or painting.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

A minimum of three (3) years of maintenance painting experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must possess a TX driver license and must have a clean driving history record (DMV). Candidate must have knowledge of proper methods of preparing various surfaces for "painting and finishing" and tinting latex and oil base paints. Candidate must have the ability to understand and deliver oral and written instructions with minimal supervision. Candidate must have the ability to manage CMMS and basic knowledge of Word and Excel applications.

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills.

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Bend, crawl, squat and climb
  • Handle objects (dexterity)
  • Walk for long distances
  • Push/pull
  • Carry/lift over 50 lbs.
Deadline to Apply:

Open until filled.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

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