CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Painters, Construction and Maintenance

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Cover surfaces with dropcloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or other finishes to equipment, buildings, bridges, or other structures, using brushes, spray guns, or rollers.
Calculate amounts of required materials and estimate costs, based on surface measurements or work orders.
Read work orders or receive instructions from supervisors or homeowners to determine work requirements.
Erect scaffolding or swing gates, or set up ladders, to work above ground level.
Remove fixtures such as pictures, door knobs, lamps, or electric switch covers prior to painting.
Wash and treat surfaces with oil, turpentine, mildew remover, or other preparations, and sand rough spots to ensure that finishes will adhere properly.
Mix and match colors of paint, stain, or varnish with oil or thinning and drying additives to obtain desired colors and consistencies.
Remove old finishes by stripping, sanding, wire brushing, burning, or using water or abrasive blasting.
Select and purchase tools or finishes for surfaces to be covered, considering durability, ease of handling, methods of application, and customers' wishes.
Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, or sanding machines.
Polish final coats to specified finishes.
Use special finishing techniques such as sponging, ragging, layering, or faux finishing.
Waterproof buildings, using waterproofers or caulking.
Cut stencils and brush or spray lettering or decorations on surfaces.
Spray or brush hot plastics or pitch onto surfaces.
Bake finishes on painted or enameled articles, using baking ovens.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Contractor City Contractor Forms Pack Word processing software
EST Estimating software Project management software
Evergreen Technology Eagle Bid Estimating Project management software
Evergreen Technology Total Faux Analytical or scientific software
Insight Direct ServiceCEO Data base user interface and query software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
On Center Quick Bid Project management software
Sage ACT! Customer relationship management CRM software
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal Architect Project management software
Word processing software Word processing software
Aerial lifts Manlift or personnel lift
Air compressors Air compressors
Airless spray equipment Paint sprayers
Blow torches Blow torches
Bosun chairs Manlift or personnel lift
Bucket trucks Articulating boom lift
Caulking guns Caulking guns
Chippers Power chippers
Chipping hammers Power chippers
Circle cutters Hole saws
Combing tools Paint brushes
Conventional spray equipment Paint sprayers
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Disk sanders Power sanders
Drywall axes Hatchets
Drywall hammers Hammers
Drywall lifters Lifts
Drywall ripping tools Saws
Drywall taping knives Putty knives
Electric grinders Power grinders
Electric paint removers Power sanders
Extension ladders Ladders
Files Files
Float trowels Trowels
Floor scrapers Floor scrapers
Forklifts Forklifts
Glass scrapers Razor knives
Glaziers' knives Razor knives
Glue guns Glue guns
Grout removal tools Saw blades
Hammers Hammers
Heat guns Heat guns
High velocity low pressure HVLP spraying equipment Paint sprayers
Hoists Hoists
Hopper guns Hand sprayers
Hydraulic lifts Manlift or personnel lift
Hydroblasters Pressure or steam cleaners
Ladders Ladders
Laser printers Laser printers
Line lasers Laser measuring systems
Mobile scaffolds Scaffolding
Notebook computers Notebook computers
Paint brush cleaner spinners Paint strainers
Paint brushes Paint brushes
Paint lead testing kits Paint tester
Paint rollers Paint rollers
Paint shakers Paint mixers
Paint strainers Paint strainers
Paint stripping equipment Power sanders
Painting edgers Edging tools
Patching knives Putty knives
Personal computers Personal computers
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
Platforms Platform lift
Pneumatic spray texture guns Hand sprayers
Power brushes Paint sprayers
Power drills Power drills
Power mixers Paint mixers
Power rollers Paint rollers
Power sanders Power sanders
Power saws Power saws
Pressure washers Pressure or steam cleaners
Putty chisels Cold chisels
Putty knives Putty knives
Respirators Respirators
Riggings Blocks or pulleys
Sandblasters Pneumatic sanding machines
Saws Saws
Scaffolding Scaffolding
Scoring tools Scribers
Screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Seam rollers Wallpaper roller
Slings Slings
Spackling knives Putty knives
Spray guns Paint sprayers
Spray texture guns Hand sprayers
Steam cleaning equipment Pressure or steam cleaners
Stencils Stencils or lettering aids
Stilts Ladders
Striping machines Paint sprayers
Striping tools Masking equipment
Stripper brushes Paint brushes
Stucco patching guns Hand sprayers
Swing stages Manlift or personnel lift
Temperature gauges Temperature humidity testers
Texturing trowels Trowels
Tinting machines Paint mixers
Trim guides Edging tools
Trowels Trowels
Utility knives Utility knives
Wallpaper steamers Pressure or steam cleaners
Wire brushes Wire brushes
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Alternate Job Title(s)
Architectural Coating Finisher
Bitumastic Applier
Bridge Painter
Brush Painter
Buildings Painter
Colored Liquid Plastic Applier
Commercial Painter
Drywall Sprayer
Facilities Painter
Glass Tinter
Highway Painter
House Decorator
House Painter
House or Other Buildings Painter Apprentice
Industrial Painter
Interior Decorator
Interior Decorator, Painting
Interior Painter
Line Painting Machine Operator
Maintenance Painter
Maintenance Painter Apprentice
Ornamental Painter
Painter Apprentice
Painter and Decorator
Painter and Decorator Apprentice
Painter and Paperhanger Apprentice
Parking Line Painter
Railroad Car Letterer
Red Leader
Roof Painter
Set Painter
Shipyard Painter
Shipyard Painter Apprentice
Sign Painter Apprentice
Silo Painter
Spray Painter
Stage Setting Painter Apprentice
Stage Settings Painter
Structural Steel Painter
Traffic Line Painter
Varnisher Apprentice
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Painters, Construction and Maintenance
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