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Painters, Transportation Equipment
District Of Columbia

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Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes. Includes painters in auto body repair facilities.

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Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Dispose of hazardous waste in an appropriate manner.
  • Select paint according to company requirements, and match colors of paint following specified color charts.
  • Mix paints to match color specifications or vehicles' original colors, then stir and thin the paints, using spatulas or power mixing equipment.
  • Remove grease, dirt, paint, or rust from vehicle surfaces in preparation for paint application, using abrasives, solvents, brushes, blowtorches, washing tanks, or sandblasters.
  • Pour paint into spray guns and adjust nozzles and paint mixes for proper paint flow and coating thickness.
  • Monitor painting operations to identify flaws, such as blisters or streaks, and correct their causes.
  • Sand vehicle surfaces between coats of paint or primer to remove flaws and enhance adhesion for subsequent coats.
  • Disassemble, clean, and reassemble sprayers and power equipment, using solvents, wire brushes, and cloths for cleaning duties.
  • Sand the final finish, and apply sealer once a vehicle has dried properly.
  • Spray prepared surfaces with specified amounts of primers and decorative or finish coatings.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Manlift or personnel lift
  • Paint application system
  • Paint robots
  • Plasma arc welding machine
  • Power buffers

Technology:
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Inventory management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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