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Painter - Construction and Maintenance
Painter - Construction and Maintenance
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Painter - Construction and Maintenance

Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
  • Cover surfaces with dropcloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
  • Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, or sanding machines.
  • Read work orders or receive instructions from supervisors or homeowners to determine work requirements.
  • Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
  • Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or other finishes to equipment, buildings, bridges, or other structures, using brushes, spray guns, or rollers.
  • Erect scaffolding or swing gates, or set up ladders, to work above ground level.
  • Mix and match colors of paint, stain, or varnish with oil or thinning and drying additives to obtain desired colors and consistencies.

About the test

The HR Avatar Painter - Construction and Maintenance Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Painter - Construction and Maintenance test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:47-2141.00
Simulation Context:General Hourly
O*Net Context:Construction and Extraction
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$24,860 or less
Bottom 25%:
$30,190 or less
$37,570 (Average)
Top 25%:
$49,610 or more
Top 10%:
$63,670 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$11.95 or less
Bottom 25%:
$14.51 or less
$18.06 (Average)
Top 25%:
$23.85 or more
Top 10%:
$30.61 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:8,390

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Building and Construction
  • Education and Training
  • Clerical
  • Transportation
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Time Management
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Coordination
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Monitoring
Top Abilities
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Trunk Strength
  • Extent Flexibility
  • Visual Color Discrimination
  • Gross Body Equilibrium
  • Near Vision
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Oral Comprehension
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Bachelor's Degree:
Doctoral Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
Less than 1 Month:
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Architectural Coating Finisher, Bitumastic Applier, Bridge Painter, Brush Painter, Buildings Painter, Calciminer, Calker, Chipper, Colored Liquid Plastic Applier, Decorator, Drywall Sprayer, Enameler, Facilities Painter, Filler, Foreman, Glass Tinter, Highway Painter, House Decorator, House or Other Buildings Painter Apprentice, House Painter, Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist, Industrial Painter, Interior Decorator, Interior Decorator, Painting, Interior Painter, Journeyman Painter, Kalsominer, Line Painting Machine Operator, Maintenance Painter, Maintenance Painter Apprentice, Marbleizer, Ornamental Painter, Painter, Painter and Decorator, Painter and Decorator Apprentice, Painter and Paperhanger Apprentice, Painter Apprentice, Painter Foreman, Parking Line Painter, Railroad Car Letterer, Red Leader, Roof Painter, Senior Painter, Set Painter, Shipyard Painter, Shipyard Painter Apprentice, Sign Painter Apprentice, Silo Painter, Spray Painter, Stage Setting Painter Apprentice, Stage Settings Painter, Stainer, Stippler, Structural Steel Painter, Traffic Line Painter, Varnisher Apprentice

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Paperhangers, Glaziers, Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall, Insulation Workers, Mechanical, Terrazzo Workers and Finishers, Roofers, Helpers--Carpenters, Tapers, Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers, Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing, Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons, Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles, Upholsterers, Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters, Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters, Tree Trimmers and Pruners, Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

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"The value received far exceeds the price"
"Truly takes out the guess work"
"Hiring managers can easily understand the reports"

Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete a time-sheet.
  • Estimate monthly wages.
  • Review and explain work schedule guidelines.
  • Review and explain company policies to co-workers.
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