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"Painters, Transportation Equipment"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Painters, Transportation Equipment"

1) Apply rust-resistant undercoats, and caulk and seal seams.

2) Buff and wax the finished paintwork.


3) Fill small dents and scratches with body fillers, and smooth surfaces in order to prepare vehicles for painting.

4) Lay out logos, symbols, or designs on painted surfaces, according to blueprint specifications, using measuring instruments, stencils, and patterns.

5) Mix paints to match color specifications or vehicles' original colors, then stir and thin the paints, using spatulas or power mixing equipment.


6) Monitor painting operations in order to identify flaws such as blisters and streaks so that their causes can be corrected.

7) Operate lifting and moving devices in order to move equipment or materials so that areas to be painted are accessible.

8) Paint by hand areas that cannot be reached with a spray gun, or those that need retouching, using brushes.

9) Pour paint into spray guns, and adjust nozzles and paint mixes in order to get the proper paint flow and coating thickness.

10) Remove accessories from vehicles, such as chrome or mirrors, and mask other surfaces with tape or paper in order to protect them from paint.

11) Remove grease, dirt, paint, and rust from vehicle surfaces in preparation for paint application, using abrasives, solvents, brushes, blowtorches, washing tanks, or sandblasters.

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12) Sand the final finish, and apply sealer once a vehicle has dried properly.

13) Adjust controls on infrared ovens, heat lamps, portable ventilators, and exhaust units in order to speed the drying of vehicles between coats.

14) Allow the sprayed product to dry, and then touch up any spots that may have been missed.


15) Apply designs, lettering, or other identifying or decorative items to finished products, using paint brushes or paint sprayers.

16) Apply primer over any repairs made to vehicle surfaces.

17) Sand vehicle surfaces between coats of paint and/or primer in order to remove flaws and enhance adhesion for subsequent coats.

18) Select paint according to company requirements, and match colors of paint following specified color charts.

19) Select the correct spray gun system for the material being applied.

20) Set up portable equipment such as ventilators, exhaust units, ladders, and scaffolding.

21) Spray prepared surfaces with specified amounts of primers and decorative or finish coatings.

22) Disassemble, clean, and reassemble sprayers and power equipment, using solvents, wire brushes, and cloths for cleaning duties.

23) Dispose of hazardous waste in an appropriate manner.

24) Verify paint consistency, using a viscosity meter.

Job Description for "Painters, Transportation Equipment" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Painters, Transportation Equipment"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-9122.00


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