Industrial painters work primarily in infrastructure, construction & manufacturing settings to apply various epoxies, urethane & other protective coatings to a variety of materials & surfaces. Being an industrial painter provides tradespeople the opportunity to work on a variety of work sites, with the opportunity to apply your unique set of skills in many settings, or to subspecialize in one of the coating styles.
Read and interpret blueprints and specifications
Prepare surfaces for industrial applications
Mix coatings according to manufacturer’s specification
Apply coatings using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
Practice quality control
Assemble and erect scaffolding and other access equipment
Key Skills & Attributes
Physical endurance, flexibility & strength
Comfortable working on elevated work platforms & scaffolding
Attention to detail, problem-solving & job planning
Strong communication, reading & numeracy
Institutional and Commercial Construction
New home building and renovation
6000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week in-class technical training sessions.
Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)
Journeyperson Wage Rate
*2021 provincial average
Did you know?
Industrial painters often work outdoors but may work in confined spaces like the inside of a large storage tank. Those who paint building infrastructure may need to be suspended with ropes or cables.
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