Per Union Scale



Applies coats of paint, varnish, stain, enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings, and fixtures of buildings and other structures. Fills nail holes, cracks, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other filler, using caulking gun and putty knife. He/she will be able to remove fixtures, such as pictures and electric switch covers from walls prior to painting, using screwdriver. Spreads drop cloths over floors and room furnishings, and covers surfaces, such as baseboards, door frames, and windows, with masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting. The individual must be able to apply paint with cloth, brush, sponge, paint roller and/or paint sprayer. Erects scaffolding or sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground level. Individual does not pose a threat to the health or safety of others or the individual him/herself. Ability to read work order and/or receives instructions from supervisor. Must have the ability to read and understand blueprints. 



Each day, 99% of the time is spent between standing and walking. There is frequent (8 hours or more) twisting, stooping/bending, climbing ladders/scaffold, walking on uneven ground and working at heights of 12′ (or more) above ground. There is also occasional (3-4 hours) squatting, kneeling and climbing stairs. Less than 1 hour per day is spend crawling. 

An average of 1-25 pounds is lifted and carried between 7-8 hours each day and 25-120 pounds is listed and carried between 5-6 hours per day. The heaviest weight lifted while standing in place, or carried from one place to another, is scaffold weighing approximately 100 pounds. It is estimated that paint is lifted and/or carried 5 or more times per day. Paint is in full 5 gallon buckets weight approximately 50 pounds. 

The individual weights of the most frequently used materials and equipment that require lifting and carrying are as follows:

  • 5 gallon buckets – 50 pounds
  • Scaffold – 100 pounds
  • Ladders – 30-50 pounds

It is estimated that reaching above shoulder height, at shoulder height and below shoulder height are all done 3-4 hours per day. 

Physical Demands:

  • Climbing: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)
  • Balancing: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)
  • Manipulating: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time)
  • Hearing: Occasionally (1/3 or less of the time)
  • Handing: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time)
  • Grasping: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time)
  • Kneeling: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)
  • Crawling: Occasionally (1/3 or less of the time)
  • Reaching: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)
  • Stooping: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)
  • Crouching: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)
  • Strength: Able to lift 25-35 pounds frequently; Able to life 50 pounds occasionally

It is imperative to have the ability to safely and competently operate the following tools and equipment: Airless sprayers, conventional sprayers, drills, scaffold, ladders and scissor lift. A good sense of balance is also needed for use of the scaffold, ladders and scissor lifts. 

The education/training required must include 2 years Vo-Tech training or the 4 year apprenticeship program. Problem solving skills to overcome obstacles during the process of the job and a good aptitude for math are also required.

Should an applicant be hired for the above position, he/she must be a union member, in good standing, within two weeks of hire. 


  • Received – Field Superintendent
  • Given – Painter Apprentice


  • Good attendance
  • Quality Workmanship
  • Job Site Safety

Evolution Test:

  • Full Range of Motion: 5 of 7 Position
  • Lumbar Strength: 2 of 7 Positions above normal
  • Fatigue: Not less than 15%
  • Shoulders: Greater than 90 seconds

Common Links is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer