Painters are key to the construction, design and home improvement industry. They are the professionals who step in to add the finishing touches and make a complex project look complete. People who are painters are extremely detail-oriented and thrive on the satisfaction of a job well done.
Our company is searching for an organized leader to fill the open painter role on our team. The painter finishes our interior and exterior design projects. Typical responsibilities of the painter include painting the interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and contributing to design plans. The ideal person for this position will be goal-oriented, punctual and detail-driven. If you are someone who enjoys leaving your mark and has experience in professional painting, we want you to apply!
Typical duties include:
Prepare surfaces for painting by sanding and scraping
Paint the interior and exterior surfaces of buildings, complete paint touch-ups
Communicate with contractors, architects and construction crews regarding planning
Manage the building of scaffolding and other painting equipment
Maintain inventory of paint and painting tools such as rollers, spray guns, paint brushes, paint pails, drop cloths and more
Mix paints to create the correct colors for jobs
Create and give bid prices for new painting jobs
Comply with health and safety protocols to ensure a satisfactory work environment
High school diploma or GED
Previous experience as a painter
Previous experience with painting materials and knowledge of paints
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven attention to detail
Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding
Ability to lift heavy equipment
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Completion of a painting apprenticeship
The average full-time painter makes $17.84 per hour.
Although there are no strict education requirements for painters, most employers prefer painters who have a high school diploma or GED and who have completed a painting apprenticeship.
Many painters begin their careers on a painting team and advance to team leaders or move on to start their own painting companies.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for painters are expected to grow by 2% over the next 10 years, which is slower than the average occupation.