Occupation Profile for Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons Helpers

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$21,330.00 Median Annual Wage 1,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
14.0 Average Unemployment Percentage 84.0 Percentage That Completed High School
24,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 12.9 Percentage That Had Some College
24,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 3.1 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Assistant, Painter
Assistant, Paperhanger
Exterior Insulation and Finish System Installer (EIFS Installer)
Helper, Painter, Shipyard
Helper, Ship Painter
Hydroblaster
Laborer
Painter
Painter Helper
Painter Helper, Shipyard
Plasterer
Plasterer Tender
Plaster Helper
Plaster Tender
Power Washer
Pressure Washer
Scaffold Setter
Stucco Laborer
Wallboard Worker
Wallpaper Hanger

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Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • 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.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • 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.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • 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.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Abilities
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • 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.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  • 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.
Tasks
  • Core — Clean work areas and equipment.
  • Core — Apply protective coverings such as masking tape to articles or areas that could be damaged or stained by work processes.
  • Core — Perform support duties to assist painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or masons.
  • Core — Supply or hold tools and materials.
  • Core — Fill cracks or breaks in surfaces of plaster articles or areas with putty or epoxy compounds.
Activities
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
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