Finish Specialist/Painter in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 11/21/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  5888 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Salary Range: $17.83 - $23.61 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Finish Specialist/Painter plasters and constructs new walls and ceilings.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County. Models Eskenazi values of Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Development and Excellence
  • Plasters and constructs new walls and ceilings
  • Lathes, plasters and patches existing walls and ceilings
  • Tapes, spackles and finishes drywall
  • Cleans and maintains equipment
  • Prepares surface for primer or undercoat sealer, by brushing, sanding, chipping and scraping
  • Repairs cracks and holes in surfaces by filling and wet sanding smooth and remove dirt


Job Requirements

  • Completion of high school or equivalent (GED), plus completion of a three year approved painter or plasterer apprenticeship program or five years of related work experience as a painter or plasterer may be accepted in lieu of educational requirements


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of materials best suited for work
  • Ability to work from blue prints and plans
  • Knowledge of the different types of paint and plastering tools
  • Safety in general, Infection Control Risk Assessment Guidelines
  • Ability to stain and varnish, tape and finish drywall, and a basic knowledge of how to apply wall coverings and plaster
  • Ability to:
    • Use appropriate communication skills
    • Work from ladders or scaffolds
    • Communicate both orally and in writing; use age appropriate communication skills
    • Provide on the job education/training as determined by the shop supervisor
    • Move furniture when job dictates
    • Follow written and verbal instructions effectively


Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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