Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Automotive Painter (Auto Painter), Automotive Refinish Technician (Auto Refinish Tech), Coater Operator, Hand Sprayer, Industrial Painter, Paint Technician, Powder Coater, Silk Screen Operator, Spray Painter, Top Coater

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.1%)
  • Master's degree (1.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (3.4%)
  • Associate's degree (6.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (18.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (49.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (20.9%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation 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.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Feed materials or products into or through equipment.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
  • Operate painting or coating equipment.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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