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Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators

Operate machines to coat or paint a variety of products.

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High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Conduct test runs of production equipment.
  • Inspect finishes of workpieces or finished products.
  • Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
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Job Title Examples:

Hand Sprayer
Industrial Painter
Powder Coater

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