Automatic Paint-Sprayer Operator

Operate painting and drying units along conveyor lines to coat work pieces.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automatic Paint-Sprayer Operators do?

Sets up and operates painting and drying units along conveyor line to coat metal, plastic, ceramic, and wood products with lacquer, paint, varnish, enamel, oil, or rustproofing material: Places or racks workpieces on conveyor. Turns valve to regulate water shield spray. Starts pumps to mix chemicals and paints, to fill tanks, and to control viscosity, adding prescribed amounts or proportions of paints, thinner, and chemicals to mixture. Screws specified nozzles into spray guns and positions nozzles to direct spray onto workpiece. Lights ovens, turns knobs, and observes gauges on control panel to set specified temperature and air circulation in oven, to synchronize speed of conveyor with action of spray guns and ovens, and to regulate air pressure in spray guns that atomize spray. Determines flow and viscosity of paints and quality of coating visually or by use of viscometer. May spray coated product with salt solution for prescribed time to determine resistance to corrosion. May be designated according to coating applied as Bonderite Operator; Control Operator, Flow Coat; or according to article coated as Gunstock-Spray-Unit Adjuster.

Should I be an Automatic Paint-Sprayer Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Automatic Paint Sprayer Operator, Automotive Paint Technician, Paint-Sprayer Operator, Automatic

    How to Become an
    Automatic Paint-Sprayer Operator

    Most Automatic Paint-Sprayer Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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