Vanderbilt University Maintenance Painter Journeyman in Nashville, Tennessee

Maintenance Painter Journeyman (Job Number: 1801094)


Aboutthe Position:

Vanderbilt University has an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Painter Journeyman to join our Paint and Refinishing Team with Plant Operations and Facilities Management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or other finishesto equipment, buildings, or other structures using brushes, spray guns, orrollers

  • Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty,plaster, or other fillers using caulk guns or putty knives

  • Minor drywall repair

  • Wash and treat surfaces with oil, turpentine, mildewremover, or other solutions and sand rough spots to ensure that finisheswill adhere properly

  • Remove fixtures such as pictures, door knobs, lamps, orelectric switch covers prior to painting

  • Cover surfaces with drop cloths or masking tape andpaper to protect during painting

  • Mix and match colors of paint, stain, varnish with oilor thinning and drying additives to obtain desired colors andconsistencies

  • Strip wood & metal

  • Cut and install window glass

  • Hang wall covering

  • Patch bricko block

  • Repair vinyl

  • Erect scaffolding or set up ladders to work above floorlevel

  • Use 40 foot ladder or 60 foot snorkel

  • Use Work Order system to place orders for materials

  • Read work orders or receive instructions fromsupervisor to determine work requirements

  • Other duties related to classification


Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review at among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”


In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VU offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at

This position requires high school diploma or GED and 5 years of experience or the equivalent.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 37520 - Plant Operations Services

Job: Skilled Craftsperson