Industrial Painter - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
211 job postings for the occupation of Industrial Painter in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Industrial Painter. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Industrial Painter Do:
Set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products, including glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials.
Common Job Activities:
- Observe machine gauges and equipment operation to detect defects or deviations from standards, and make adjustments as necessary.
- Determine paint flow, viscosity, and coating quality by performing visual inspections, or by using viscometers.
- Weigh or measure chemicals, coatings, or paints before adding them to machines.
- Select appropriate coatings, paints, or sprays, or prepare them by mixing substances according to formulas, using automated paint mixing equipment.
- Turn dials, handwheels, valves, or switches to regulate conveyor speeds, machine temperature, air pressure and circulation, and the flow or spray of coatings or paints.
- Set up and operate machines to paint or coat products with such materials as silver and copper solution, rubber, paint, glaze, oil, or rustproofing materials.
- Start and stop operation of machines, using levers or buttons.
- Record operational data on specified forms.
- Start pumps to mix solutions and fill tanks.
- Fill hoppers, reservoirs, troughs, or pans with material used to coat, paint, or spray, using conveyors or pails.
- Operate auxiliary machines or equipment used in coating or painting processes.
- Perform test runs to ensure that equipment is set up properly.
- Examine, measure, weigh, or test sample products to ensure conformance to specifications.
- Clean machines, related equipment, and work areas, using water, solvents and other cleaning aids.
- Thread or feed items or products through or around machine rollers and dryers.
- Attach hoses or nozzles to machines, using wrenches and pliers, and make adjustments to obtain the proper dispersion of spray.
- Hold or position spray guns to direct spray onto articles.
- Remove materials, parts, or workpieces from painting or coating machines, using hand tools.
- Transfer completed items or products from machines to drying or storage areas, using handcarts, handtrucks, or cranes.
- Attach and align machine parts such as rollers, guides, brushes, and blades, using hand tools.
- Place items or products on feedracks, spindles, or reel strands to coat, paint, or spray them, using hands, hoists, or truck lifts.
- Prepare and apply stencils, computer-generated decals, or other decorative items to finished products.
- Paint small items and perform touch-up painting, using paint brushes.
- Spray coated products with salt solutions to determine how they will resist corrosion.
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