Painter Jobs

If you have an eye for detail, good motor coordination, and a high regard for neat workmanship and are comfortable working on ladders and scaffolding, you can pursue a career as a PAINTER.

What are Working Conditions for Painters?

Most painters eitherwork for construction or building maintenance companies, or as self-employed contractors.

A company painter:

  • Reports to a boss who assigns tasks, supervises performance and troubleshoots problems.
  • Normally works regular hours and receive fixed wages and various other benefits.
  • May belong to a local labor union which negotiates wage and benefits packages for its members, provides access to on-the-job training programs and offers a reasonable degree of job security.

Self-employed contractors:

  • Typically work for individuals and have considerable freedom and flexibility in scheduling their work and deciding how to approach a job.
  • May be asked to exercise some degree of creative judgment in deciding what materials to use for finishing an exterior space or what colors and wall and floor coverings to apply to an interior space
  • Have less job and income security than the company painter, but greater autonomy and earning potential and more opportunity for creative expression
What do Painters Do?

Painters are manual workers. They use hand tools and automated equipment to apply sealants, paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces. They have to prepare the surfaces before beginning, and clean up after finishing a job.

Company paint jobs typically involve:

  • Mixing the paints or cutting the wallpaper strips and preparing the paste
  • Clearing the workspace, covering nearby surfaces and objects, and taping off the treatment area
  • Cleaning, scraping, filling cracks and holes, sanding, priming, and sealing the treatment area
  • Applying the paint or wallpaper, using the necessary tools (e.g. brushes, rollers, or spray equipment),
  • Applying second coats of paint or touch-ups when necessary

Self-employed contractors also:

  • Examine the surfaces to decide which procedures and techniques should be used
  • Determine the type and quantity of paints, finishes, wallpaper and supplies required and place the orders
  • Create decorative effects and special finishes
  • Make estimates and issue invoices and receipts

To become a painter, a person must:

  • Be knowledgeable about paints and finishes, and their properties;
  • Know how to create the proper compound specifications for paint mixing;
  • Possess thorough knowledge of sandblasting, hydro-blasting, and steam-cleaning tools and techniques and related safety regulations.

Painters working on a construction or renovation project need to be able to move around the work site with ease and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds.

Self-employed contractors require good interpersonal communication and customer service skills and good business skills. Painters who travel with their own or company gear must possess a driver’s license and good driving record.

All painters need to pay close attention to safety issues such as ladder safety and use of appropriate protective gear when working with materials that emit noxious gases or fumes, or in dusty or noisy locations.

There are no formal educational requirements to become a painter. Instead, skills are learned through apprenticeship programs or journeyman painter positions, which provide on-the-job training.

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A Painter will be responsible for the painting and polishing work of Guest rooms, public areas, and other areas within the hotel.What will I be doing?As a Painter, you will support the Engineering Department to improve ...
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1. Perform a variety of painting of parts or assemblies such as, but not limited to, packages, assemblies, parts or any other items that require their surfaces to be coated. 2. Wash, clean and wire brush or scrape ...
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Painter Requisition ID: (19005581) Primary Location: United States-Oklahoma-Oklahoma City Job Function: Manufacturing & Operations Job Posting Date: Apr 18, 2019, 12:37:03 PM Job Summary: The Painter role is ...
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Job Summary: The Painter role is responsible for front-end material receipt and distribution to machining centers. Sets up and operates paint application equipment to paint various production materials to production ...
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6038 - El Paso - 1300 Pendale Road, El Paso, Texas, 79936 CarMax, the way your career should be! Get to know our vehicles inside and out At CarMax, we create exceptional experiences for our customers. That means ...
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Posting Date Apr 09, 2019Job Number 190011V1Job Category Engineering and FacilitiesLocation Le Méridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, London, Greater London, United Kingdom VIEW ON MAPBrand Le ...
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An Engineer/Technician will support the Engineering Team to efficiently maintain all hotel operations such that safety, security, conversation, and compliance are ensured at the highest levels. What will I be doing? As ...
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Posting Date Apr 17, 2019Job Number 190015A8Job Category Engineering and FacilitiesLocation The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, Georgia, United States VIEW ON MAPBrand Westin Hotels & ...
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The Cabin Maintenance Painter Tech in Delta's TechOps Cabin Maintenance Hangar Operations (ATL & MSP) facility is responsible for prepping, sanding, repairing and applying surface coatings using various methods to ...
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A Painter is responsible for painting, maintaining and repairing surfaces of the building, furniture, rooms and equipment throughout the facility in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and ...
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A Painter will be responsible for the painting and polishing work of Guest rooms, public areas, and other areas within the hotel.What will I be doing?As a Painter, you will support the Engineering Department to improve ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th April
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A Painter will be responsible for the painting and polishing work of Guest rooms, public areas, and other areas within the hotel.What will I be doing?As a Painter, you will support the Engineering Department to improve ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th April
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Manage the maintenance and repair of the hotel buildings, grounds and contents in a cost-effective manner and ensure the efficient and safe operation of all plant and equipment.
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6065 - Puyallup - 202 Valley Avenue NW, Puyallup, Washington, 98371 CarMax, the way your career should be! Get to know our vehicles inside and out At CarMax, we create exceptional experiences for our customers. That ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th April
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A Painter is responsible for painting, maintaining and repairing surfaces of the building, furniture, rooms and equipment throughout the facility in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th April
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D.P. Painting
$12 - $17 an hourAbout D.P. Painting : * Established company located in Akron Ohio.* High end residential and commercial painting.* Paycheck every FridayJob Responsibilities: * Interior & exterior * Brush, roll, ...
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Paragon FMS Inc
$17 - $20 an hourContractLUXURY COMMERCIAL PAINTING COMPANY IN SEARCH OF QUALITY SUBCONTRACTORSParagon FMS is looking for skilled Painters and Painter Subcontractors to join our team of professional painters. We are an ...
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Akima, LLC
AFM, an Akima, LLC company provides facilities support for multi-facility campuses, research laboratories, highly secure government facilities, and office buildings. From basic custodial services to highly specialized ...
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