Spray Machine Tender

Tend battery of machines that spray protective coating of lacquer.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Spray Machine Tenders do?

Tends battery of machines that spray protective coating of lacquer inside cans: Adjusts lever to center spraying nozzle in can-holding pocket. Starts machine and observes spraying process as cans revolve on holding turret. Pulls cans from discharge line and inspects coating for conformity to specifications. Stops machine and removes jammed cans manually or with tongs. Cleans excess lacquer from spray nozzle and machine, using solvent and brush. May adjust machine and spraying mechanism, using wrenches. May regulate oven temperature to ensure uniform drying. May mix lacquer spray solution, according to formula, and fill machine reservoirs.


Should I be a Spray Machine Tender?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Spray Machine Tender

    Most Spray Machine Tenders 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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