Painters, Construction and Maintenance :

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $42,720.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,433
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 5.96 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Following Directions
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prime/Paint vehicle or transportation equipment surfaces
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Paint surfaces such as walls
Sand metal or plastic objects
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Prepare surfaces for finishing
Cut wall covering material
Cut flexible flooring material such as carpet, vinyl, or linoleum
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Mix paint or other finishes according to instructions
Cut construction material
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Shape construction materials such as wood

Performing General Physical Activities

Remove finish from furniture, walls, or related structures
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Install wallpaper, fabric, or billboard posters
Fit construction materials such as wood
Tape dry wall joints
Join wood or other construction materials
Paste wall covering material
Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Prepare work environment to assure proper ventilation and personal protection
Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities
Erect scaffold on work site
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Cost Estimation
Color Mixing
Exterior Painting
Hazardous Waste

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