Coating Machine Operators

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Coating Machine Operators

Coating Machine Operators - Overview

Painting and coating machine operators set up and run machines that coat or paint products.

Painting and coating machine operators control, clean, and maintain their machines. These machines apply coatings and paints to a wide variety of products, such as:

  • Food
  • Vehicles
  • Paper
  • Glassware
  • Mirrors
  • Fabric

Operators mix solutions, coatings, and paints. They select and load materials into machines. They monitor the machines and make adjustments to regulate speed, temperature, and air circulation. They also control the flow and thickness of the coating or paint. Operators perform test runs to make sure that everything is set up properly.

Painting and coating machine operators remove products from the machines and take them to drying or storage areas. They test and measure the thickness and quality of the coating to be sure that requirements are met. In some cases they prepare and apply stencils and decals. Operators record data about the products.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.