Drywall/ Painter

Position: Drywall/ Painter
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Status: Full-time, Permanent

Position Overview

Canstar Restorations is an organization committed to providing superior customer service to our external and internal clients. We are accountable for providing timely and efficient emergency services to home owners and businesses.  A superior attitude towards customer service and strong work ethic is required to succeed in this role.

The incumbent provides exceptional painting (75% of the time) and drywall (25% of the time) support to the reconstruction team on restoration projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and clean surfaces using methods such as scraping, sanding, sandblasting, hydro-blasting and steam-cleaning; remove old wallpaper and loose paint; repair cracks and holes in walls; and sandpaper and apply sealer
  • Apply paint or other materials, such as stains, lacquer, enamel, oil, varnish, fibreglass, metal coating or fire retardant using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
  • Mix and thin paint to obtain desired colour and texture
  • Fill nail holes, cracks and joints with caulk, putty, plaster or other filler using a caulking gun and putty knife
  • Set up site protection and drop cloths over floor and room furnishings
  • Reviews work orders and complete work corresponding to scope
  • Communicates with managers on any variances and questions about the scope of work or work order
  • Ensures material for construction projects are delivered and picked up as needed
  • Organizes work to be performed in the most efficient manner possible and provides daily progress reports
  • Ability to texture and complete carpentry is considered an asset


Education and Experience

  • 2-5 years of professional painting
  • Completion or enrollment in a painting apprenticeship program
  • Experience in the construction or restoration industry is considered beneficial
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence, satisfactory driver abstract and vehicle is required
  • Clean criminal record as it relates to work

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  

  • Knowledge of industry trends and products for painting
  • Strong accountability and reliability skills
  • Ability to use paint sprayers
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines and deliverables
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Have reliable transportation that is insured for work and has a minimum of $2 Million liability insurance
  • Basic computer skills including email and attachments

Working Conditions

  • This position reports out of Canstar’s Surrey Branch but is directly dispatched to job sites
  • Shifts vary but usually are from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm less a half hour unpaid lunch break
  • This position may have a component of on-call shifts on a rotation basis and will have some required overtime
Coquitlam, BC