Painters, Construction & Maintenance

Also called: Facilities Painter, Industrial Painter, Maintenance Painter

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.
On the job, you would:
  • Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
  • Cover surfaces with dropcloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
  • Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, or sanding machines.
KNOWLEDGE

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
SKILLS

Social
  • understanding people's reactions
Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Evergreen Technology Eagle Bid Estimating
  • Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro
  • Corel Painter
EDUCATION


high school diploma/GED or no high school diploma/GED
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $76,030.00
Median: $47,700.00
Low: $35,570.00
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