Helpers - Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons


ABOUT THE JOB

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

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Pour specified amounts of chemical solutions into stripping tanks.
  • Place articles to be stripped into stripping tanks.
  • Fill cracks or breaks in surfaces of plaster articles or areas with putty or epoxy compounds.
  • Mix plaster, and carry plaster to plasterers.
  • Erect scaffolding.
  • Smooth surfaces of articles to be painted, using sanding and buffing tools and equipment.
  • Supply or hold tools and materials.
  • Perform support duties to assist painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or masons.
  • Remove articles such as cabinets, metal furniture, and paint containers from stripping tanks after prescribed periods of time.
  • Apply protective coverings such as masking tape to articles or areas that could be damaged or stained by work processes.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • 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.

ABILITIES YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE

  • 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.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

AT A GLANCE

Education Required

Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.

Wages

In 2015, the average annual wage in a Tennessee was $26,350 with most people making betweeen $18,570 and $37,160

Wages by Industry

Building Finishing Contractors: $24,310.00

Employment Services: $26,330.00

Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors: $24,360.00

Other Specialty Trade Contractors: $23,880.00

Residential Building Construction: $23,900.00