Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders set up, operate or tend spraying or rolling machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products, including glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials. This includes painters of transportation vehicles such as painters in auto body repair facilities.
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders hold spray guns and position them to direct spray onto articles, fill hoppers, troughs, or pans with material to coat, paint, or spray, using conveyors or pails, and start and stop coating machinery using levers or buttons.
The coating machine operator job description involves determining paint flow, viscosity, and coating quality by performing visual inspections, or by using viscometers, attaching hoses or nozzles to machines and ,making adjustments required to obtain the proper dispersion of spray, operating auxiliary machines used in coating or painting processes, and applying stencils, computer-generated decals, or other decorative items to finished products. They identify flaws and correct their causes, fill small dents or scratches with body fillers and smoothen surfaces to prepare for painting.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma. In addition, previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. The coating machine operator involves making repetitive motions, standing, facing time pressure, exposure to contaminants, hazardous conditions, extreme temperatures, and distracting or uncomfortable noise levels.
To succeed, the required skills include operations monitoring, quality control analysis, complex problem solving, critical thinking, and monitoring. The coating machine operator's salary depends on the skills and experience gained in the education career.
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