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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.   (O'Net 47-3014.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Billboard Poster Helper, Bridge Painter Helper, Dry Plasterer Helper, Epoxy Coatings Installer, Exterior Insulation and Finish System Applicator (EIFS Applicator), Exterior Insulation and Finish System Installer (EIFS Installer)   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
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    Employment Trends
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    Industries of Employment
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    Tasks
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  • 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.
     
  • Erect scaffolding.
     
  • Fill cracks or breaks in surfaces of plaster articles or areas with putty or epoxy compounds.
     
  • Supply or hold tools and materials.
     
  • Smooth surfaces of articles to be painted, using sanding and buffing tools and equipment.
     
  • Mix plaster, and carry plaster to plasterers.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  updated June 2007
     


    Knowledge
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  updated June 2007
     


    Skills
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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • 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.
     
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
     
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Gross Body Coordination - The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
     
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
     
  • Dynamic Strength - The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
     
  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  updated June 2007
     


    Work Activities
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  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  updated June 2007
     


    Interests
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  updated June 2007
     


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    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
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  • Experience: Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  updated June 2007
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 
     

     
     
     
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