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Career Details :: Painters, Transportation Equipment
Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Selects paint according to company requirements and matches colors of paint following specified color charts.
- Removes accessories from vehicles, such as chrome or mirrors, and masks other surfaces with tape or paper.
- Operates lifting and moving devices to move equipment or materials to access areas to be painted.
- Pours paint into spray gun and sprays specified amount of primer, decorative, or finish coatings onto prepared surfaces.
- Regulates controls on portable ventilators and exhaust units to cure and dry paint or other coatings.
- Paints areas inaccessible to spray gun or retouches painted surface, using brush.
- Strips grease, dirt, paint, and rust from vehicle surface, using abrasives, solvents, brushes, blowtorch, or sandblaster.
- Mixes, stirs, and thins paint or other coatings, using spatula or power mixing equipment.
- Paints designs, lettering, or other identifying information on vehicles, using paint brush or paint sprayer.
- Sets up portable ventilators, exhaust units, ladders, and scaffolding.
- Lays out logos, symbols, or designs on painted surfaces, according to blueprint specifications, using measuring instruments, stencils, and patterns.
- Disassembles sprayer and power equipment, such as sandblaster, and cleans equipment and hand tools, using solvents, wire brushes, and cloths.
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General Work Activities
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Making Repetitive Motions
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done