Construction and Maintenance Painters
On the Job
Construction and Maintenance Painters paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other surfaces. They use brushes, rollers, and spray guns. They may remove old paint before applying new paint.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
- Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities.
- Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
- Prepare surfaces for finishing.
- Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage.
- Apply decorative or textured finishes or coverings.
- Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
- Apply paint to surfaces.
- Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
- Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
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