A painting supervisor is responsible for overseeing all activities of a group of painters within an organization. Although they are employed by companies in a variety of fields, they are most often found in the construction industry.
This is a position that may require the painting supervisor to work in different environments, including outdoors and in areas of ongoing construction. The hours are typically daytime shifts, although some painting is done in buildings after “office hours,” so he/she may occasionally work nights or weekends. They generally work within a team of other painters and may be part of a “construction crew.” Formal education is not a strict requirement, as on-job experience is generally held in higher regard.
Painting supervisors will have many tasks and responsibilities, including: planning and organizing work within their team; applying paints and related products to a variety of surfaces (walls, buildings, floors, furniture, etc); ensuring ultimate satisfaction of clients and safety of employees; defining projects and their guidelines; advising painters regarding paint treatments for surfaces; selecting and maintaining appropriate materials for projects; using various equipment; assessing painting inventory; and assisting other maintenance personnel.
This job is supervisory in nature, and the painting supervisor may be in charge of hiring and training team members. This person should exhibit strong leadership and communication skills, as well.
Painting Supervisor Tasks
Set project finish dates and inspect work upon completion.
Estimate costs and establish budgets for painting projects.
Supervise painting team members and assign tasks to maximize efficiency.
Ensure safety regulations and safe work practices are observed.