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Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons - 47-3014.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Painter Helper
  • Plaster Helper
  • Plaster Tender

SOC Occupation Groups

47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
47-3000 Helpers, Construction Trades
47-3010 Helpers, Construction Trades
47-3014.00 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Related Occupations


  • Apply protective coverings, such as masking tape, to articles or areas that could be damaged or stained by work processes.
  • Clean work areas and equipment.
  • Erect scaffolding.
  • Fill cracks or breaks in surfaces of plaster articles or areas with putty or epoxy compounds.
  • Mix plaster, and carry plaster to plasterers.
  • Perform support duties to assist painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or masons.
  • Place articles to be stripped into stripping tanks.
  • Pour specified amounts of chemical solutions into stripping tanks.
  • Remove articles such as cabinets, metal furniture, and paint containers from stripping tanks after prescribed periods of time.
  • Smooth surfaces of articles to be painted, using sanding and buffing tools and equipment.
  • Supply or hold tools and materials.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
  • Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
  • Move products, materials, or equipment between work areas.
  • Pour materials into or on designated areas.
  • Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Builder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Builder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Heavy Repair Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Painter Helper, Shipyard