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General Mechanic - Painting

Southern Research
Birmingham, AL
Start date
Mar 20, 2024

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Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

General Mechanic- Painting 

General Summary

This position is responsible for providing painting services as required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides painting services by painting commercial building and equipment using various types of paints and stains, including touch up painting.
  • Works with epoxy floors, finishing custom building cabinets and furniture as needed.
  • Makes repairs to sheet rock, masonry, panel walls, and ceilings.
  • Set up paint and equipment.
  • Reads and understands blueprint drawings, schedules, manufacture instructions and specifications related to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, special equipment and building structures.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and repairs, not limited to: operating, cleaning, inspecting, adjusting, tightening, replacing, lubricating, reporting problems, etc. on electrical, mechanical, plumbing systems and fixtures, building structures and furniture.
  • Assist with other facilities services: HVAC, Electricians, Plumbing, Carpentry, Masonry, Painting etc. to complete repairs and renovations.
  • Responds to routine and emergency work requests.
  • Perform other duties as may be required by supervisor.
  • Will observe appropriate operational, safety and study requirements by reading, understanding, and following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and study protocols when entering regulated facilities as necessary.
  • May be required to facilitate and escort contractors while on campus.
  • Assist with building scopes of work and assisting with obtaining quotes.

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma with four years of relevant experience or two years' experience in the craft and an AS degree in a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated skills related to the craft.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of use of protective equipment and safety protocol related to the possible expose to dust, chemicals, fumes, vapors, or mists that could potentially affect the health of the employee.
  • Knowledge of use of protective equipment and safety protocols related to handling hazardous materials

Core Values

Cultivating human connection – putting people first.  We know that every individual makes a difference and that no one can do it alone.  We believe the world's most powerful resource is human potential.  We are an inclusive and courageous team where innovation and diversity of though go hand in hand.  We understand that relationships move at the speed of trust.

Operating with precise execution – measuring what matters and owning results as a team.  We leverage data to drive decisions that advance science.  We recognize the importance of a stable foundation coupled with an agile mindset.  We hold ourselves accountable and take pride in our work.  We give and receive candid feedback as a gift that keeps us growing.

Harnessing relentless curiosity – our unstoppable, innovative force.  We are driven to ask sharp questions and push the boundaries of knowledge.  We use creativity and critical thinking as catalysts for finding solutions that change lives.  We learn by doing, consistently striving to improve our relationships, training, methodologies, questions and results.

Stewarding a healthy community – implementing sustainable operations for a safe, engaging environment.  We don't compromise on safety and health for our employees, customers or community.  We believe a healthy community begins with inclusive economic opportunities.  We respect the dignity of the patients we ultimately serve.  We are motivated to serve communities that are underserved and markets that are overlooked.

Job Specific Behaviors

Planning and Organization - Systematically identifies issues to be addressed and plans a course of action for self and others to ensure the accomplishment of specific objectives

Technical Expertise - Possesses and applies professional/technical knowledge, skills, experience, and judgment to accomplish a result, serve customers better, and contribute to the organization's intellectual capital.

Communicates with Impact - Expresses thoughts and ideas effectively in individual and group situations; adjusts language to the needs of the audience.  Ideas are clearly defined in grammatically correct written communication.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to wear appropriate PPE if necessary to enter BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratory work environments
  • Ability to withstand exposure to constant or intermittent high noise levels.
  • This position is required to work in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time
  • Bending and stooping
  • Must be able to lift 25 to 50 lbs. on a periodic basis
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs in performing work
  • Ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects in the arms or on the shoulders on a regular basis
  • Ability to stoop or crouch by bending at the waist or legs.
  • Ability to crawl in confined spaces on hands and knees to perform work.
  • Ability to determine colors (no color blindness)

Certifications, Licenses & Registrations

  • None required


MOVING SCIENCE. Our experts turn what couldn't be done into what we can't live without. By translating research into innovation, we act as catalysts that save lives and cultivate Birmingham's biotech scene. We are conduits between Science and Society. With precision, we transform ideas into discoveries. We see possibilities before they exist and activate scientific progress that is purposeful. We move science, because the promise of a brighter future moves us. We work with more than 150 industry and academic partners to drive scientific discoveries. From drug discovery to development, to carbon capture and environmental health sciences, every layer of our scientific and professional teams serve a fundamental role in moving science. We're making Birmingham the biotech hub of the southeast. Coming in 2024, our new biotech center will feature 60,000 sq. ft. of commercial wet labs, A/BSL-3 space and data science facilities. Our team will grow 125 scientific jobs and help shape the future of biotech in Alabama. We're investing in renovations of 40,000 sq. ft. of facilities including vivarium space and launching a new clinical diagnostics lab.

Company info
(205) 581-2000
2000 9th Avenue South

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