• Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 34,457
    $24,736 range bar $50,389
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint products like glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials.

What do they typically do

  • Set up and operate machines to paint or coat products with materials like rubber, paint, glaze, oil, or rustproofing materials
  • Watch machine gauges and equipment operation to find defects or deviations from standards, making adjustments as needed
  • Record operational data on forms
  • Select appropriate coatings, paints, or sprays, or prepare them by mixing substances according to formulas, using automated paint mixing equipment
  • Start and stop operation of machines using levers or buttons
  • Weigh or measure chemicals, coatings, or paints before adding them to machines
  • Turn dials, handwheels, valves, or switches to control operations like air pressure and circulation and the flow or spray of coatings or paints
  • Visually inspect or use viscometers to determine paint flow, viscosity, and coating quality

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.1%
Job Opening 342

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