To work as a painting and coating machine operator, you typically need to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
- complete moderate-term, on-the-job training.
Education after high school
No formal education beyond high school is required for this job.
Painting and coating machine operators usually learn their skills on the job. You generally learn from experienced workers or painting machine manufacturers. During training you begin as a helper. As you get more experience you learn how to set and operate painting machines. Over time, you can learn how to operate computer-controlled painting machines. Training may last up to one year.