UBC Sauder
Vancouver, BC
Job Posting

Job ID:

Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Employment Group:
CUPE 116(Service/Techs/Trades)

Job Category:
Trades - CUPE 116

Classification Title:

Business Title:

VP Finance and Operations

Building Ops - Painter

$59,112.00 (Annual)

Full/Part Time:


Desired Start Date:

Funding Type:
Budget Funded

Closing Date:

Available Openings:

Job Summary

UBC Building Operations provides comprehensive facilities maintenance, operations and renovation services for lands and buildings owned by the University of British Columbia. Trades are the heart and hands of Building Operations. The Trades units provide a wide range of services for the maintenance, repair and operation of all buildings on campus.
Building Operations Signwriters perform skilled sign writing and graphics work in revising and making up new signs and laying out and painting murals and specialized graphics for permanent and temporary installations on the Vancouver campus.

Organizational Status

Signwriters report to the Architectural Trades Manager. Signwriters work both independently as well with associated tradespeople, both at the apprentice and journeyperson level.

Work Performed

Requests and obtains material and equipment required for the work assigned.

Prepares signs and graphics using computerized sign writing machine, silk screen equipment, engraving equipment, vinyl letter materials techniques and free hand lettering and painting.

Lays out and paints murals and specialized graphics for permanent and temporary installations' including laying out letters and designing graphic details.

Upgrades existing signs and fabricates and installs new signs.

As required, will make estimates and produce inspection reports.

May be required to perform emergency call-outs.

Ensures that the workplace is safe and follows safe work practices.

Communicates with customers as required to ensure the efficient delivery of service.

Periodically, positions in this classification may be assigned responsibility for providing training to and monitoring and checking the work of one or more trainees.

Carries out any other related duties as required in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of positions in this classification.

Supervision Received

Works under general supervision and from oral and written instructions and according to approved procedures.

Supervision Given

Monitors and checks the work of trainee(s) as the need arises.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Determines the sequence of work, the work methods and equipment to be employed and how best to complete the work based on technical knowledge of the work and related departmental guidelines and policies; inappropriate decisions may result in minor service delays and/or costs.


Formal training in Signwriting and Valid BC Drivers Licence. Minimum 5 years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to work from written instructions and specifications and to work independently with minimal supervision. Effective oral and written communication, organizational and problem solving skills. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Ability to provide quality service to customers in a courteous, patient manner. Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.