Prep, operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as trucks, trailers, and other construction industry equipment.
- Dispose of hazardous waste in an appropriate manner.
- Select paint according to company requirements, and match colors of paint following specified instructions.
- 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, and rust from vehicle surfaces in preparation for paint application, using abrasives, solvents, brushes, or grinding wheels .
- Pour paint into spray guns, and adjust nozzles and paint mixes in order to get the proper paint flow and coating thickness.
- Monitor painting operations in order to identify flaws such as blisters and streaks so that their causes can be corrected.
- Sand vehicle surfaces between coats of paint and/or primer in order 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.
- Spray prepared surfaces with specified amounts of primers and decorative or finish coatings.
- Remove accessories from vehicles, such as chrome or mirrors, and mask other surfaces with tape or paper in order to protect them from paint.
- Allow the sprayed product to dry, and then touch up any spots that may have been missed.
- Apply rust-resistant undercoats, and caulk and seal seams.
- Select the correct spray gun system for the material being applied.
- Apply primer over any repairs made to vehicle surfaces.
- Fill small dents and scratches with body fillers, and smooth surfaces in order to prepare vehicles for painting.
- Paint by hand areas that cannot be reached with a spray gun, or those that need retouching.
Requires bending or twisting, standing, kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling. Requires repetitive movement and exposure to high places.
Includes exposure to contaminants; exposure to hazardous equipment and conditions.
Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures; working in environmentally controlled conditions.
Requires working in cramped workspaces and getting into awkward positions.
Requires wearing specialized protective or safety equipment
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
- Apply cleaning solvents
- Prime or paint vehicle or transportation equipment surfaces
- Clean equipment or machinery
- Operate mix or blending machine
- Use hand or power tools
- Read work order and instructions
- Apply adhesives, caulking, sealants, or coatings
- Distinguish colors
- Mix paint, ingredients, or chemicals, according to specifications
- Mask vehicle body in preparation for painting
- Use spray paint equipment