Dry Wall Finisher
Basic Position Information
Job Code: 6019
Title: Dry Wall Finisher
Department: Facilities Management
Essential Personnel: Y
Job Family: Administrative Operations
Job Sub-Family: Facilities Management
FLSA Classification: NE
Job Grade: 11
Grade Min: $39,923
Grade Mid: $46,910
UHD Succession Plan: N
Criticality of Position: N/A
Career Ladder: In-Range
Campus Security Authority: Y
Screening Committee: N
Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y
The Dry Wall Finisher applies dry wall compound to the seams between drywall panels and nail and screw indentations on the surface of the panels. The Finisher performs work on new walls and ceilings and repairs existing walls and ceilings.
- Performs skilled taping, floating, skimming, sanding, texturing, and painting of new walls
- Routinely maintains interior and exterior painted or stained surfaces
- Applies preparation paint coats, texture, and finish paint coats to plaster, metal, masonry, wood, drywall, concrete, and other materials
- Strips existing paint, stains, and sealing coats from furniture
- Removes graffiti from all building materials with chemical solvents
- Cleans areas after completion
- Performs all other duties as assigned
Delegation of Work:
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Minimum of five (5) years of related job experience
- Must have a valid driver's license
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of developments in drywalling, and of all related trends, issues, and accepted practices
- Good skills in all aspects of working on drywall panels and applying drywall compounds
- Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
Work Location and Physical Demands
Primary Work Location:
- Works primarily in maintenance rooms
- Work is often performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; work involves some exposure to elements, such as adverse weather conditions, extreme temperatures, oils, dirt, dust, fumes, and airborne particles
- Position requires maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, or walking for prolonged periods of time, as well as for bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, jumping, climbing, and frequent overhead and horizontal reaching
- Position has occasional exposure to the physical risks associated with demolition and construction, and individual may, at times, be required to wear a respirator
- May, on rare occasions, be required to work in a confined space or in a high, dangerous place
- May, on rare occasions, be exposed to hazardous driving conditions, the risk of electric shock, or potentially hazardous or cancer-causing chemicals
- May be exposed to vibration or loud noise
- Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors
- Must have the ability to move items of up to 100lbs
- Must have the ability to climb stairs and a ladder and maintain balance
- May occasionally be required to drive or operate university vehicles
- Required to be on call 24 hours per day for general maintenance incidents
Position Specific Competencies
Commitment to Excellence - UHD
- Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
- Continuously strives to improve work performance.
- Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
- Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
Respect and Cooperation
- Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
- Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.
- Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
- Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
- Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.
- Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
- Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.
- Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
- Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
- Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
- Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.
- Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
- Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
- Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
- Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
- Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.
- Communicates clearly, concisely, and with courtesy.
- Carefully listens to customer or thoroughly reads correspondence, and uses good judgment to respond appropriately. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
- Communicates requests for further action or resources to appropriate individuals with tact.
- Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
- Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.
Student Success Indirect Support
- Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
- Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
- Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
- Helps students build peer support networks.
- Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
- Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
- Treats students with respect
- Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.
This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.