Coating Machine Operators

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Coating Machine Operators

Coating Machine Operators - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, painting and coating machine operators:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a low level of social contact. They work alone most of the time. When they talk to others, it is usually done in person.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others.
  • Have limited responsibility for the work done by other operators.
  • May work as part of a team.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Wear protective or safety attire on a daily basis.
  • Nearly always work indoors. Work sites may not have heating or air conditioning.
  • Are often exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
  • Are sometimes exposed to hazardous conditions. There is only a low likelihood of slight injury.
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  • Sometimes have to work in very bright or very dim lighting conditions.
  • Are sometimes exposed to hazardous equipment. There is only a low likelihood of slight injury.

Work Performance

  • Must be very exact in their work and be sure that all details of the job are done. Errors may result in products that do not meet standards.
  • Must allow the work pace to be determined by the speed of equipment or machinery.
  • Make some of their decisions independently. They may seek advice from supervisors for larger decisions.
  • Repeat the same physical activities.
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  • Usually set their daily tasks and goals with input from a supervisor.


  • Usually work a 40-hour week. Schedules are usually regular.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.