Corrosion Prevention Metal Sprayer

Control flame spray equipment to spray corrosion-resistant coatings.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Corrosion Prevention Metal Sprayers do?

Controls portable flame spray equipment to spray corrosion-resistant coatings, such as zinc or aluminum, on objects, such as plates, tanks, and structural shapes according to specifications: Cleans and roughens surface of object to be coated, using sandblasting equipment [SANDBLASTER]. Selects nozzle to accommodate size of wire to be melted and sprayed and screws nozzle into place on metallizing gun. Inserts wire into rear of gun and through feed rollers and nozzle. Connects hoses from gun to air compressor and tanks of oxygen and fuel gas, such as acetylene. Turns knobs to synchronize speed of wire feed, air pressure, and flow of oxygen and fuel indicated on dials to specifications computed from data charts. Ignites gases to melt wire and presses button or trigger to release compressed air which atomizes and sprays molten metal onto workpiece. Directs spray over surface of workpiece in specified pattern to obtain coating of required thickness as indicated by electromagnetic gauge or amount of wire used. May spray or brush paint or apply sealing material on coated surface for decoration or further protection [PAINTER, SPRAY I]. May flame-spray nonmetallic objects, such as glass or plastics.


Should I be a Corrosion Prevention Metal Sprayer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Metal Sprayer, Metal Sprayer, Corrosion Prevention, Metal Sprayer, Protective Coating, White-Metal Corrosion Proofer

    How to Become a
    Corrosion Prevention Metal Sprayer

    Most Corrosion Prevention Metal Sprayers 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:9daaaa&chl=no+college+%2895%25%29|certificate+%285%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,95,95
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