Industrial spray painters operate spray-painting equipment to apply protective coatings to manufactured items or structures.
Duties & Tasks
Industrial spray painters may perform the following tasks:prepare surfaces to be coated by using various methods (abrasive blasting, high pressure water washing or power wire brushing) to remove grease, dirt and rustmonitor extractors, drying fans and heatersmix chemicals to meet the requirements of the customerspray coatings (such as paint, lacquer, enamel, silver or copper solutions) onto manufactured products to provide finished surfacesmove items to drying areas and unload and stack them for further painting or packagingrub down painted items between coatsoperate paint dipping baths and conveyor equipmenttouch up defective areas of painted itemsclean nozzles, containers and hoses of machines.
Industrial spray painters usually work in noisy factory or construction environments. Most of their time is spent standing or bent over. Protective clothing, masks and goggles must be worn when handling poisonous materials.
- enjoy practical and manual activities able to cope with the physical demands of the job no chest complaints no allergies related to paints, solvents or dust normal colour vision.