Paint Spray Inspector

Inspect finishes on items, such as household appliances and automobiles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Paint Spray Inspectors do?

Inspects finishes, such as paint, lacquer, or porcelain enamel on items, such as household appliances, automobiles, toys, or bicycles while items move along production line or in inspection bays to ascertain conformance to standards: Examines workpiece for scale, cracks, shade variances, or unpainted areas. Marks workpiece with symbol to indicate defective area and type of repair needed. Records number and type of units rejected and reasons for rejection. May mark other defects, such as loose welds and loose or missing parts. May inspect decals, identification markings or stenciling on workpiece to ensure specified location, clarity, and alignment. May record number and types of metal and paint defects, using hand held, programmed data collector.


Should I be a Paint Spray Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Paint Spray Inspector

    Paint Spray Inspectors often have an Associate's degree or higher. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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