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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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $40,010.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 9,096
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions
Information Gathering
Decision-making
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Resource Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Apply protective sealants or coatings
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products
Paint structures and objects using spraying equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products
Paint surfaces such as walls
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Mix paint or other finishes according to instructions
Prime/Paint vehicle or transportation equipment surfaces
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Mix ingredients to create specific finishes
Load items into ovens or furnaces
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Adjust flow of electricity to tools or production equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Connect supply lines to production equipment or tools
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Repair cracks, imperfections, or holes in metal products or workpieces
Position raw materials on processing or production equipment
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
File metal or plastic objects
Mix substances and compounds for painting or paperhanging
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Align equipment or machinery
Mold metal or plastic materials through bending or straightening
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Sand body of vehicle in preparation for repairs or painting
Mix substances and compounds for general construction activities
Prepare compounds or solutions to be used for repairs
Prepare surfaces for finishing
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Position workpiece prior to welding
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Disassemble manufacturing or industrial equipment for maintenance and repair
Set-up welding equipment
Weld metal parts and components
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install mechanical equipment, components, or systems
Sand metal or plastic surfaces in construction settings
Position patterns on equipment, materials, or workpieces
Maneuver workpieces in equipment during production
Cut metal or plastic material
Attach decorative or functional accessories to products
Weld metal structures
Grind metal objects
Shape metal or plastic
Assemble gear systems
Align machines or equipment to ensure positioning and levelness for work
Disassemble automotive equipment for maintenance or repair
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Join materials using spot or tack welding
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Assemble/Disassemble furniture for installation, finishing, or repair
Shape surfaces or edges of wood workpieces
Process metals using power or hand tools
Fabricate art or craft objects
Assemble equipment or components
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured metal or plastic products by hand
Braze metal parts or components

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