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Working As A Painter Helper

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $30,800

    Average Salary

What Does A Painter Helper Do At Eaton Corporation

* Breaks
* down cubicle kits and hangs on conveyor line including covers, nut guards, and
* miscellaneous component parts.
* Unloads
* parts onto pallets or carts without damage to painted surface.
* Applies
* and removes thread protectors, masking tape and visually inspects parts for
* conformance to standards.
* Operates
* drop sections, shuttle cars, towers, and rotators to complete hanging of tanks,
* cubicles, and racks containing miscellaneous parts.
* Operates controls in selection process for
* color and destination.
* Visually
* inspects parts at load points, transfers, and unload points to maximize the
* quality of the product.
* Contacts
* supervision or utility for disposition of non-conforming parts.
* Physically
* marks part numbers on parts, attaches paperwork and dates where applicable.
* Operates
* stackers and jeeps to move material to and from storage and staging areas.
* Loads
* and unloads materials into and out of hook burn-off oven and is trained in
* operating procedures of oven.
* Continually
* maintains good housekeeping practices for respective areas.
* Must
* be alert and aware of possible hazards and contact immediate supervisor for
* maintenance needs.
* May
* have to work staggered hours and breaks could be altered to match line speeds
* and production needs.
* Must
* make proper hanger and hook selection to hang parts.
* Poor judgement could cause material or
* equipment damage.
* Load
* parts to satisfy production schedules and due dates.
* Must
* be able to identify specialty units from paperwork provided and identify these
* units to assist painters in properly painting and to ensure on-time delivery

What Does A Painter Helper Do At Trimas Corporation

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How To Become A Painter Helper

Construction laborers and helpers learn their trade through on-the-job training (OJT). The length of training depends on the employer and the specialization. Formal education is not typically required.


Although formal education is not typically required, high school classes in mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, and other vocational subjects can be helpful.

To receive further education, some workers attend a trade school or community college.


Construction laborers and helpers learn through OJT after being hired by a construction contractor. Workers typically gain experience by performing tasks under the guidance of experienced workers.

Although the majority of construction laborers and helpers learn by assisting experienced workers, some construction laborers opt for apprenticeship programs. Programs generally include 2 to 4 years of technical instruction and OJT. The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) requires a minimum of 4,000 hours of OJT, accompanied by 300 hours of related instruction in such areas as signaling, blueprint reading, using proper tools and equipment, and following health and safety procedures. The remainder of the curriculum consists of specialized training in one of these eight areas:

  • Building construction
  • Demolition and deconstruction
  • Environmental remediation
  • Road and utility construction
  • Tunneling
  • Masonry
  • Landscaping
  • Pipeline construction

Several groups, including unions and contractor associations, sponsor apprenticeship programs, which usually have only a basic age qualification—age 18 or older—for entrance. Apprentices must obtain a high school diploma or equivalent before completing their apprenticeship. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Laborers who remove hazardous materials (hazmat) must meet the federal and state requirements for hazardous materials removal workers.

Depending on the work they do, laborers may need specific certifications, which may be attained through LIUNA. Rigging and scaffold building are commonly attained certifications. Certification can help workers prove that they have the knowledge to perform more complex tasks.


Through experience and training, construction laborers and helpers can advance into positions that involve more complex tasks. For example, laborers may earn certifications in welding, erecting scaffolding, or finishing concrete, and then spend more time performing those activities. Similarly, helpers sometimes move into construction craft occupations after gaining experience in the field. For example, experience as an electrician’s helper may lead to becoming an apprentice electrician.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Construction laborers and helpers may need to be able to distinguish colors to do their job. For example, an electrician’s helper must be able to distinguish different colors of wire to help the lead electrician.

Math skills. Construction laborers and some helpers need to perform basic math calculations while measuring on jobsites or assisting a surveying crew.

Mechanical skills. Construction laborers are frequently required to operate and maintain equipment, such as jackhammers.

Physical stamina. Construction laborers and helpers must have the endurance to perform strenuous tasks throughout the day. Highway laborers, for example, spend hours on their feet—often in hot temperatures—with few breaks.

Physical strength. Construction laborers and helpers must often lift heavy materials or equipment. For example, cement mason helpers must move cinder blocks, which typically weigh more than 40 pounds each.

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Painter Helper Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Japanese

  • Venetian

  • Carrier

  • Hmong

  • Polish

  • Arabic

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Real Painter Helper Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Painter Helper Russ Nelson Painting & Contracting Green Brook, NJ Jun 07, 2012 $36,795
Painter Helper Roadrunner Drywall Corp. Phoenix, AZ Apr 06, 2016 $32,244
Helper of Painter Unforgettable Coatings of Arizona LLC Mesa, AZ Apr 06, 2016 $32,244
Painter-Helper Urban Bros Painting San Rafael, CA Nov 24, 2014 $31,928
Painter-Helper Urban Bros Painting San Rafael, CA Jul 03, 2016 $31,928
Helper Painter Log Care, Inc. WY May 12, 2015 $31,305
Helper Painter Log Care, Inc. Alta, WY Apr 01, 2016 $31,305
Helpers-Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers Placido Painting, Co. Boston, MA Sep 01, 2011 $30,950
Painter Helpers American Decorating, Inc. IL Apr 01, 2015 $29,781
Helpers Painting Monk's Home Improvements NJ Feb 14, 2014 $29,176
Painter Helper Rutgers Painting NJ Feb 01, 2011 $28,842
Painter Helper Alfieri Painting and Decorating Inc. Syosset, NY Mar 15, 2016 $27,548
Painters Helper Shore Painting, Inc. Southampton, NY Apr 01, 2016 $27,486
Painter Helpers Town and Country Painting Inc. Cleveland, MO Apr 01, 2016 $27,465
Painter Helper Cal-Pro Painting, Inc. Roseville, CA Mar 15, 2016 $27,131 -
Painter Helpers Town & Country Painting Inc. KS Apr 01, 2015 $27,006
Painter Helper Roadrunner Drywall Corp. Las Vegas, NV Apr 03, 2016 $26,630
Helper of Painter Unforgettable Coatings Inc. Las Vegas, NV Apr 19, 2016 $26,630
Painter Helper Jim Field & Sons Inc. NY Apr 01, 2015 $26,401
Helper Painter and Powerwasher Rafferty Painting & Powerwashing Inc. DE Apr 20, 2015 $24,460
Painter Helper PH Construction, Inc. TX Mar 15, 2015 $24,293
Helper of Painter Unforgettable Coatings Inc. of Utah Lehi, UT Apr 18, 2016 $23,959
Painter Helpers American Decorating, Inc. IL Apr 15, 2014 $23,145
Painters Helper JLA Construction, LLC SC May 04, 2015 $23,020
Painter Helper Anjel's Home Repair and Construction Inc. Flagstaff, AZ Jan 14, 2008 $22,957
Painter Helper Anjel's Home Repair and Construction Inc. Flagstaff, AZ Mar 12, 2008 $22,957
Helpers-Painters Quick Steel Fabrication Inc. Johnston, IA Apr 18, 2016 $22,957

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Top Skills for A Painter Helper


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Top Painter Helper Skills

  1. Prep Surfaces
  2. Sand Paper
  3. Painting Tools
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Strip wood finishes using a variety of chemicals and sand paper.
  • ResponsibilitiesPrepped painting tools and materials.
  • Perform final surface preparation of component parts which includes washing, wiping clean any unnecessary remains.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations.
  • Apply protective coverings such as masking tape to articles or areas that could be damaged or stained by work processes.

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