Journeyman Painter

  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Plant Services
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Support Services
  • Req #: 17077
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Position Summary    

Performs the necessary steps in the preparation, patching, restoring, and painting walls throughout National Jewish, following industry standards as well as standards established by the department.  Works closely with the Journeyman Painter, listening, learning, and assisting the Journeyman with highly skilled tasks of restoring all surfaces including but not limited to wall protection, caulking, custom furniture, flooring, ceilings, and fire walls.

Essential Duties    

  1. Listens and communicates effectively with the Lead Journeyman Painter of the paint shop on a daily basis to understand assignments and schedules to meet needs of the campus.
  2. Assists Journeyman Painter with all projects assigned to the paint shop to include but not limited to: tape, patch, finish, sand drywall, prime and paint interior walls and ceilings, mask, and caulk exiting walls as well as new walls learning the techniques from the Lead Journeyman Painter.
  3. Prepares and finishes surfaces, including the mixing and matching of colors and finishes and application of paints, stains, epoxy coating, vinyl wall coverings, and drywall finishing compounds, using accepted journey-level trade methods.
  4. Assists in scheduling work with clients, and assists in preparation of specifications.
  5. Installs rubber base, ceiling tiles and assists with installing wall protection, using the techniques and procedures taught by the Leaf Journeyman Painter as well as the Carpentry Supervisor.  
  6. Assists with the fire wall inspection and repair program which includes working on ladder up above ceilings in finished areas. 
  7. Cleans and maintains all paint shop tools and equipment, keeping the paint shop neat, clean, and organized, with the various paint colors and supplies in their proper places and properly marked containers (that he or she uses on a daily basis).
  8. Communicates verbally and writes down needed supplies IE: any paints, and/or paint shop supplies that are running low, as well as any damaged tools or equipment that need to be repaired or replaced.
  9. Responsible for filling out work orders for projects assigned to this position with all necessary information and especially material used.

Other Duties

  1. Fills in for the Lead Journeyman Painter when away from the campus working closely with the Carpentry Supervisor on work orders or projects.


  1. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  2. Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  3. Collaboration: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  4. Energy: Consistently maintaining high levels of activity or productivity; operating with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.
  5. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  6. Peer Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility    




Core Values    

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.   
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of 4 years of painting experience required, of which 6 months (of the 4 years) must be in the commercial field.  Journeyman level skills in wall finishing of which some must be from the commercial field.
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Current Colorado driver’s license required.


Salary Range: $20.00 - $25.00


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan



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