Tube Coater

Tend semiautomatic machines that apply paint to collapsible metal tubes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tube Coaters do?

Tends semiautomatic machine that applies paint to collapsible metal tubes, for packaging drug and toilet products, glue, and similar items: Starts machine and positions unpainted tubes on spindles of revolving transfer table that automatically carries tubes against paint rollers. Removes painted tubes and places tubes on pegs of conveyor leading to drying oven.


Should I be a Tube Coater?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Coater Associate, Lead Coater, Metal Coater, Vapor Coater

    How to become a Tube Coater

    Most Tube Coaters 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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