Painter - Construction and Maintenance

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Painter - Construction and Maintenance (Short)

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 (Full Version)

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
  • Memory / Attention to Detail / Logic & Reasoning
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Conscientiousness
  • Reliability
  • Service Orientation

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:Basic Service Worker
O*Net Context:Construction and Extraction
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$35,570 or less
Bottom 25%:
$38,970 or less
$47,700 (Average)
Top 25%:
$59,480 or more
Top 10%:
$76,030 or more

Hourly US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$17.10 or less
Bottom 25%:
$18.74 or less
$22.94 (Average)
Top 25%:
$28.60 or more
Top 10%:
$36.55 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:29,300

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Building and Construction
  • Education and Training
  • Administrative
  • Transportation
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Monitoring
  • Coordination
Top Abilities
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Trunk Strength
  • Visual Color Discrimination
  • Near Vision
  • Gross Body Equilibrium
  • Extent Flexibility
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Manual Dexterity
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Bachelor's Degree:
Doctoral Degree:
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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:
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Alternate Titles for this Role: Architectural Coating Finisher, Bitumastic Applier, Bridge Painter, Brush Painter, Buildings Painter, Calciminer, Calker, Chipper, Colored Liquid Plastic Applier, Commercial Painter, Drywall Sprayer, Enameler, Facilities Painter, Filler, Glass Tinter, Highway Painter, House Painter, Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist, Industrial Painter, Interior Painter, Kalsominer, Line Painting Machine Operator, Maintenance Painter, Marbleizer, Ornamental Painter, Painter, Parking Line Painter, Railroad Car Letterer, Roof Painter, Set Painter, Shipyard Painter, Silo Painter, Spray Painter, Stage Settings Painter, Stainer, Stippler, Structural Steel Painter, Traffic Line Painter

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons, Plasterers and Stucco Masons, Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Furniture Finishers, Paperhangers, Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall, Carpenters, Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic, Roofers, Tile and Stone Setters, Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters, Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles, Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers, Helpers--Roofers, Terrazzo Workers and Finishers, Tapers, Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand, Floor Sanders and Finishers

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