Construction Painter

Commercial Painter

Maintenance Painter


Minimum 10th standard pass

Freshers or up to 2 years of work experience as painter in construction industry

The tasks a Painter, Steel Structure is expected to perform include:

Applying lead oxide, bituminous and other protective or decorative paints on steel framework of building, hangers, girders, bridges and other steel structure with hand brush or spray gun

Ensuring that the steel objects get the desired shade, colour and finishing

Proficient in mixing paint with colouring matter, linseed oils and other substances in proper proportions to obtain desired colour, shade and consistency

Well-versed with rubbing and cleaning metal surface to be painted with wire brush, coir or other abrasive material to provide clean smooth surface for painting

Adept at stirring readymade paints in containers and mixing turpentine with it for thinning

Proficient in applying paint on metal surfaces with hand brush or spray gun

Knowledge of burning off old paint with blow lamp and scraping surfaces before painting with sand paper

Adept at selecting correct type of paint or protective material based on suitability, durability, ease of application and cost

Well-versed with applying one or more coat of paint material to get required finishing

Adept at examining finished surfaces of work to verify conformance to specifications; and retouching any defective areas

Well-versed with erecting scaffolds, cradles, ladders and other equipment to facilitate work

Knowledge of inspecting work pieces to determine work procedures and materials required

Not applicable

Manual dexterity

Good vision

Physical flexibility


Good arithmetic skills

Ability to work in standing position for long hours

Hardworking and persistent

Time management skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team of assistants

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to paint products and other toxic chemicals, performing repetitive physical tasks, standing for long periods of time, working at heights, exposure to heat, stress, slips and falls, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injuries, damage to nerves, cardiac/kidney diseases depression and anxiety, heart diseases, head ache, back pain, infection, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2yearsofexperience-INR15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

Forcandidateswithover2yearsexperience-INR20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures areindicativeandsubjecttochange)

Overview of Building, Construction and Real Estate Sector in India

Construction Industry plays a major role in the economic growth of a nation and occupies a pivotal position in the nations development plans. Construction industry in India is highly unorganized and employs most labourers, second only to the agriculture sector. Indian construction industry employs more than 45 million people either directly or indirectly and its market size was about7,674 Billion in 2012-13. Out of the total industry market size Infrastructure constitutes 40% and real estate contributes the remaining 60%.

Real estate in India is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors and it is expected to expand at a CAGR of 19 percent in the next five years. Indian real estate sector is valued at4,551 billion in 2012-13 and is projected to reach13,250 billion by 2023. By 2025, the sector is expected to generate employment for more than 17 million individuals in the country. Projected levels of urban and rural housing shortage, expansion plans of offices within Tier-II and Tier-III cities, increasing consumerism in retail sector, growing hospitality infrastructure and tourism will drive the demand for this sector in India.

Indian infrastructure segment is expected to be valued at over4,774 billion by 2017 and8,674 billion by 2023. With over 1000 PPP projects in the country at an estimated project cost of about US$ 97 billion in the pipeline, infrastructure sector in India is poised for tremendous growth momentum in the years ahead.

Thus with rising urbanization, increase in demand for residential and commercial real estate and rising infrastructure expenditure by government, the market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to11,954 billion by 2017. It is estimated that sector will employ more than 76 million employees by 2022 an additional creation of 31 million jobs by 2022 out of which 5.44 million jobs will be for profile like painter and other building completion and finishing segments worker.This indicates good job prospects for Painter, Steel Structure and other professionals.


All real estate and industrial construction companies in India

Cities across India

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ITIs across India

National Academy of Construction Labournet Directorate General of Employment & Training GVT Vocational Training Centre Building and Wood Worker's International

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