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Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

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


    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • 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.


    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy


    • 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.

    • Extent Flexibility

      The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.


    • 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.

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    Typical Education


    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Cooperation
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Leadership
    • Self Control
    • Achievement/Effort


    • Paint sprayers
    • Paint rollers
    • Manlift or personnel lift
    • Ladders
    • Floats


    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Project management software
    • Office suite software
    • Accounting software

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