Filip Kaczmarek 22


Painter


My main goal is to be a contractor and work for myself someday. I wanted to be in an industry that will have plenty opportunities five or 10 years from now when I’ll be ready and where I can learn the whole business so roofing seemed to a good way I could do that. Besides, I did a lot of shingle work on cottage roofs for a couple of summers and I like the whole thing about working outside and moving around from job to job.  The other thing is that I need to make decent money so I can save up and start my business right.  There’s actually a lot of equipment you need, not to mention a good-sized truck. It wasn’t too much trouble getting a job with the company I’m with now. Actually it isn’t too hard to get a job shingling roofs at all because the contractors are always looking for people.  A lot of people try it and don’t last very long but the ones who are good at it can make a good living.  I’m working for a contractor who bids on contractors to do bunches of new homes so the work is steady and I’m learning all the little tricks of the trade and things I need to for when I start my business.  One thing I’ve really noticed is there is a lot of attention to safety and I’m going to have to learn all of that if I’m going to be a contractor.
What to Expect
Filip Kaczmarek

Painter

My main goal is to be a contractor and work for myself someday. I wanted to be in an industry that will have plenty opportunities five or 10 years from now when I’ll be ready and where I can learn the whole business so roofing seemed to a good way…
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Painter
Essentials Skills


  • Oral Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Problem Solving
  • Document Use
  • Numerical Estimations
Financial Expectation

Painter

Education Roadmap

Painter

Career ETA: 1 years

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The Happy Painter

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You’re a painter, and a good one. Jobs are done correctly and customers are happy. So where is the business?

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I want to be a painter. What will my salary be?

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Job: Painter Role: Journeyperson painters – who have formal on-the-job training and designations – select, prepare and apply paint for a variety of different surfaces such as wood, concrete and steel. They work across a number of industries, painting residential and commercial buildings as well as industrial structures such as bridges and equipment. David Holmes, a painter and business manager at the International Union of Painters and Allie

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