Jobs under the title "painter, construction and maintenance" can range anywhere from a painting position in an apartment block or assisted living facility to an industrial painter with responsibilities related to the assembly and disassembly of scaffolding and welding. The job functions depend on the employer and position, and they may include many aspects of the industrial arts.
In smaller companies, the construction and maintenance painter performs a wide variety of job functions such as negotiating costs and purchasing paints, preparing an area so that paints do not cover unwanted areas, painting, and conducting post-job cleanup. In larger companies, construction and maintenance painters may be more specialized, performing functions such as using air guns to apply paints, remove hazardous lead coatings, and set up equipment to facilitate painting high areas. Preparatory work such as rust removal, patching, and welding may also be functions performed on this job. Other duties may be assigned by a supervisor.
Related experience is the most common job requirement, although some positions may not require any formal training or experience. Some companies have their own testing and education programs to ensure a standard of quality that the employer expects of their crews.
Painter, Construction and Maintenance Tasks
Remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting.
Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns.
Cover surfaces with drop cloths or masking tape and paper for protection during painting and post appropriate paint signs.
Clean up and store paint and painting tools and equipment in appropriate areas.
Mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.