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all about industrial painter jobs

Industrial painters are a specialized type of painting professional. You will work in difficult environments in industrial, manufacturing, and construction settings. Your job involves applying paint and other paint-related substances to walls, machines, and other areas. You will work with metal, wood, plastic and other materials commonly found in industrial settings. Many industrial painters specialize in a particular industry or type of painting. You are also responsible for cleaning, updating and touch-ups, and maintaining a safe workspace. If you are looking for industrial painter jobs in Canada, contact Randstad Canada today to explore your career options.

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what industrial painter jobs entail

Industrial painters work in a variety of workplace settings. Many move from jobsite to jobsite. You may work indoors or outdoors and spend most of your time working at client locations. Some industrial painters work in-house for a single company. You will spend most of your time working on your feet. Most painters work shifts. Evenings, weekends, and overtime are common. You can expect to report to a maintenance manager or lead painter.

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average industrial painter salaries

The average annual salary for industrial painters working in Canada is about $45,000 or $22 per hour. The salary range for industrial painters is $35,000 to $75,000. Working within the industry for a number of years is associated with a higher salary. Working overtime hours can help you make more money. Bonuses and other incentives may be included in your compensation package.

salaries across canada

  • toronto industrial painter salary

    $16.30 - $22.80 per hour

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  • vancouver industrial painter salary

    $16.80 to $23.40 per hour

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  • montreal industrial painter salary

    $15.40 - $21.60 per hour

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  • calgary industrial painter salary

    $16.90 - $23.70 per hour

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your day to day tasks

Your main role as an industrial painter is to paint, but your job involves so much more. You need to ensure you have the supplies you need to complete the job, maintain a safe work environment, stay on schedule and meet all job requirements. Here are some of the common daily tasks associated with this position:

  • applying paint, varnish, and surface coatings
  • painting preparation - sandblasting and stripping surfaces
  • planning and scheduling painting projects
  • touch-up work on previous paint work
  • picking up paint and paint supplies
  • preparing paints and supplies
  • cleaning work areas after jobs
  • maintaining painting equipment, brushes and supplies
  • adhering to all industrial safety standards
  • communicating with maintenance managers and clients
  • staying up with industrial painting trends and regulations
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where you can work

Industrial painters most frequently work for construction and manufacturing companies. Painters can work for large corporations, midsize companies, or third party industrial painting contractors. Industrial painter jobs are available across Canada, particularly in locations with a large industrial presence.

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what you bring to the table

Industrial painters have a specialized skill set. You must be able to work in a variety of settings and work conditions. You must have painting skills as well as skills commonly found in other industrial workers. Here are some of the skills hiring companies are looking for in industrial painter job candidates:

  • manual dexterity
  • specialization working with specific surfaces or industrial paint projects
  • great stamina and physical fitness
  • understanding of how paint reacts to surfaces commonly found in manufacturing
  • ability to lift more than 50 pounds
  • strong attention to detail
  • you take pride in a job well done
  • experience working with industrial paint tools
  • strong communication skills
  • ability to work independently or in a team setting as required
  • ability to get the job done on time
  • strong health and safety awareness

training and certifications

Industrial painters are required to have a high school diploma. However, a college diploma or trade school education can be an asset and can help you with career advancement in the future. Experience working in an industrial setting, in painting, or maintenance is preferred. Most hiring companies will provide on the job training and apprenticeships. Health and safety training is recommended.

where your career is headed

Industrial painters tend to work in the role for many years. It is a specialized painting role, and those with experience are in demand. Many industrial painters move on to work in similar roles with other companies in industrial, warehouse, and manufacturing settings. Some industrial painters move on to work in other industrial repair and maintenance related positions.

Are you an industrial painter? Are you looking for industrial painter jobs? Contact Randstad Canada today to explore career options in your area.

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