Assistant Painter, Painter Construction

Minimum - Preferably 5th standard pass with normal literacy of reading, reading writing and understanding/Helper Painter Level-1 qualified

Certified training for Assistant Painter & Decorator (programme aligned to CON/Q 0502 released by Construction Skill Development Council)

6 months experience for Helper Painter Level-1 qualified 1 year experience for non-trained worker

The tasks an Assistant Painter & Decorator Level-2 is expected to perform include: Mixing of relevant ingredients and blending of paints

Lifting, moving and storing paint and related material for construction

Preparing all types of basic surfaces for painting work Erecting and dismantling of scaffolds/working platforms/ladders at the workplace

Applying different types of paints as per the required surfaces and finishes

Varnishing, polishing and finishing of doors, windows, partitions, panels and other surfaces

Performing tasks under health, safety and environmental regulations

Knowledge of stacking materials, system of bag handling, sizing and sorting

Knowledge of the properties of materials pertaining to flash point, flow point and its relevance Working knowledge of putty preparation techniques, mixing of ingredients, distempering and colour blending

Detailed knowledge of the various types of paints, materials, ratio and mix proportions, surface preparations, colour combinations, rectification of patchwork, and sealing compounds

Knowledge of material, process, tools and equipment used for erecting and dismantling temporary scaffolds

Working knowledge of paints, materials, other ingredients, blending techniques, standard methods for preparation of platform, placing and the process of mural painting

Understanding of how to identify, select and use basic dressing material, first aid and PPEs

Sound knowledge of accident, health, safety and evacuation procedures and their reporting


Trained to qualify test & assessments by authorised agency for Assistant Painter Level 2

Training period 6 to 8 weeks for Helper Painter Level-1 qualified

Good communication Decision-making skills

Planning and organizing skills

Relationship-management skills

Problem solving skills

Analytical and critical thinking Team player

Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work is not available Contractual jobs are available

Travelling is required for this job

Role does not involve team handling

Working hours

Working hours are a minimum of 8 hours a day for 5 to 6 days a week

The job involves frequent to daily extended hours, working in shifts, on holidays, etc.

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsMaybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards due to working at heights or depths, working with equipment, electrical and concreting material, paints, ingredients, etc.

Health risks include headaches, joint pains, backaches, skin diseases, silicosis of the lungs, insomnia, nausea, etc.

For candidates with 2 to 5 years experience -10,000 to20,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years experience 17,000 to25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Construction Sector Trends

Recently, the Government has issued contracts worth 1,861 crore relating to projects in mining, railway, infrastructure, commercial buildings, and some of the construction companies are also coasting along with a steady flow of contracts.

Boost for Indias Construction Sector

Indias construction sector is forecast to grow at 7-8 percent each year over the next decade following the election of a new government, according to a news report by an international consultancy giant. The total construction market in India for FY2014 was US$157 billion, an increase of US$4 billion over FY2013. Infrastructure accounts for 49 percent, housing and real estate 42 percent and industrial projects 9 percent. With the growing demand for new construction projects and repair-work for older ones, the job vacancies for Assistant Painter & Decorator Level-2 and other allied construction posts are increasing.

Construction companies, agencies, contractors, construction sites, etc.Private and governmental construction projects

Jobs are available all across the country in developed and developing cities.

Globe Industrial Training Institute, 3-A, Bharat Nagar, Behind Bank of Baroda, New Friends Colony, New Delhi-110025, India, Tel: +91-11-26928661, +91-9911245392, /

Construction Skill Development Council, 204, Aashirwad Complex, D-1, Green Park,New Delhi 110016, Tel: +91-11-46584466, Telefax:+91-11-2656876, E-mail:, /

National Academy of Construction, NAC Grounds, Cyberabad, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India - 500084, Tel : (040) 23111916-917, Fax: (040) 23111997, E-mail :, Website:

SGS INDIA PVT. LTD., 101, SG Mall, Opp. Home Town, Near Thaltej Circle, Thaltej, Ahmedabad, 380 054, India, Tel: +91 9601285445, Fax: +91 (0) 79 61603111, Website: /