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