Tumbling Barrel Painter

Tend tumbling barrel-painting machines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tumbling Barrel Painters do?

Tends tumbling barrel-painting machine that coats articles of porous materials, such as wooden shoe tree turnings or toy parts, with coating materials, such as paint, varnish, or lacquer: Places parts into tumbling barrel. Mixes coating material and thinner as specified and pours over parts in barrel. Starts barrel rotating to impart coating material on articles while heated air is blown through barrel to dry articles. Stops rotation of barrel, examines articles for uniformity of coating, adds more paint as required, and restarts rotation. Unloads barrel, breaking apart any articles that are stuck together.

Should I be a Tumbling Barrel Painter?

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

  • Also known as: Barrel Painter, Painter, Tumbling Barrel, Tumbling Barrel Painter Apprentice

    How to become a Tumbling Barrel Painter

    Most Tumbling Barrel Painters 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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