Industrial Spraypainter

Industrial Spraypainters paint and apply industrial layers to manufactured products. They use spray paint materials and other coating equipment and should have fine attention to detail and work with a large quantity of items.

Duties and tasks

  • Fill spray paint equipment with paint, oils, lacquers and other desired materials and set pressure point for sprays
  • Maintain and clean spray paint equipment including spray guns, hoses, containers and outlets
  • Manually operate or manage paint spray equipment to apply coatings evenly and in appropriate colours
  • Mix paint and coatings for appropriate substance and colour, regulating temperatures of substances
  • Operate driers, fans, heaters and extractors and monitor progress of materials
  • Place materials to be painted in proper placement on spray areas or conveyor belts and move them to drying areas upon completion
  • Prepare material surfaces prior to painting by cleaning and sanding areas

Skills required

  • Coordination Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Knowledge of Paint and Coating Substances
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Industrial Spraypainters typically work Mondays to Fridays but may need to work evenings to fulfil large orders. They typically work in factory or workshop settings and need to provide some manual labour working with paint equipment and loading.

Professional associations / Industry information

Manufacturing Skills Australia
Master Painters Association
The Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA)

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