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Career Details :: Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
Paint, coat, or decorate articles, such as furniture, glass, plateware, pottery, jewelry, cakes, toys, books, or leather.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Immerses workpiece into coating material for specified time.
- Applies coating, such as paint, ink, or lacquer, to protect or decorate workpiece surface, using spray gum, pen, or brush.
- Reads job order and inspects workpiece to determine work procedure and materials required.
- Drains or wipes workpieces to remove excess coating material or to facilitate setting of finish coat on workpiece.
- Rinses coated workpiece to remove excess coating material or to facilitate setting of finish coat on workpiece.
- Places coated workpiece in oven or dryer for specified time to dry or harden finish.
- Selects and mixes ingredients to prepare coating substance according to specifications, using paddle or mechanical mixer.
- Conceals blemishes in workpiece, such as nicks and dents, using filler, such as putty.
- Cleans and maintains tools and equipment, using solvent, brushes, and rags.
- Positions and glues decorative pieces in cutout section, following pattern.
- Cleans surface of workpiece in preparation for coating, using cleaning fluid, solvent, brushes, scraper, steam, sandpaper, or cloth.
- Examines finished surface of workpiece to verify conformance to specifications and retouches defective areas of surface.
- Melts or heats coating material to specified temperature.
- Cuts out sections in surface of material to be inlaid with decorative pieces, using pattern and knife or scissors.
- Bench Workers, Jewelry
- Mold Makers, Hand
- Molding and Casting Workers
- Sewers, Hand
- Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Evaluating Information Against Standards
Frequent Work Context
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate