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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. Includes painters of transportation vehicles such as painters in auto body repair facilities.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Hold or position spray guns to direct spray onto articles.
    • Fill hoppers, reservoirs, troughs, or pans with material used to coat, paint, or spray, using conveyors or pails.
    • Thread or feed items or products through or around machine rollers and dryers.
    • Weigh or measure chemicals, coatings, or paints before adding them to machines.
    • Start and stop operation of machines, using levers or buttons.
    • Remove materials, parts, or workpieces from painting or coating machines, using hand tools.
    • Operate auxiliary machines or equipment used in coating or painting processes.
    • Determine paint flow, viscosity, and coating quality by performing visual inspections, or by using viscometers.
    • Attach hoses or nozzles to machines, using wrenches and pliers, and make adjustments to obtain the proper dispersion of spray.
    • Turn dials, handwheels, valves, or switches to regulate conveyor speeds, machine temperature, air pressure and circulation, and the flow or spray of coatings or paints.
    • Record operational data on specified forms.
    • Observe machine gauges and equipment operation to detect defects or deviations from standards, and make adjustments as necessary.
    • Prepare and apply stencils, computer-generated decals, or other decorative items to finished products.
    • Examine, measure, weigh, or test sample products to ensure conformance to specifications.

    Skills

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    N/A
    Workplace Documents
    N/A
    Graphic Literacy
    N/A

    Abilities

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Visual Color Discrimination

      The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

    Knowledge

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 37370/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 17.97/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Persistence
    • Self Control
    • Achievement/Effort

    Tools

    • Paint sprayers
    • Hoists
    • Forklifts
    • Blow torch
    • Adjustable wrenches

    Technology

    • Industrial control software
    • Facilities management software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Calendar and scheduling software

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