Commercial Apprentice
Department: Commercial
City/State: Shreveport, Louisiana
Type: Painters, Drywall Finishers, Wall Protection Installers
Contact Name: Kelly Hatfield
Contact Email:
Date Posted: Aug 24, 2021
  • 0-2 years experience as a painter or general construction laborer

Commercial Apprentice Painters assist in painting interior and exterior of structures, buildings and other surfaces. This job is very important since quality painting has both practical and aesthetic benefits. An excellent apprentice painter is someone who is good with their hands, has an eye  for detail and is a self starter. Painting experience is not required as you will receive both paid structured and on the job training. General Knowledge of various hand tools is a plus. Individuals will be required to work at various heights and confined spaces while observing all safety measures. They must be reliable, and possess great attention to detail in completing their duties. The goal is to deliver high-quality painting work.

Core Competancies

Adaptable/Coachable, Committed/Competitive/Passionate, Innovative, Integrity, Positive Attitude and a Strong Work Ethic. 


  • Assist in site setup, and maintain a clean work-site.
  • Make on-site preparations such as building scaffolding, covering fixtures etc.
  • Prepare walls and other surfaces for painting by scraping, using sandpaper, removing old paint etc.
  • Fill cracks and holes with appropriate material (e.g. drywall)
  • Mix paint and other materials to prepare the right color or texture
  • Paint surfaces according to instructions with various tools
  • Masking Surfaces prior to painting
  • Wash and Clean Surfaces
  • Fire Taping - basic drywall prep / finishing
  • Take and adhere to all health and safety precautions


  • Basic knowledge of painting material and how to select, mix and apply them
  • General knowledge of commercial and/or construction painting techniques
  • Aptitude in using appropriate tools (brushes, caulking guns etc.)
  • Good basic math skills
  • Manual dexterity with excellent balance to work on scaffolding, ladders etc.
  • Conscientious with great attention to detail
  • High school diploma
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Referral Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Training
  • Advancement Opportunities