Coating Machine Operator Job Description

The Coating Machine Operator sets up, operates, or tends machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products including food, glassware, cloth ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials.

Duties:

The Coating Machine Operator observes machine gauges and equipment operation to detect defects or deviations from standards, and make adjustments as necessary. The Coating Machine Operator determines paint flow, viscosity, and coating quality by performing visual inspections, or by using viscometers. The Coating Machine Operator weighs or measures chemicals, coatings, or paints before adding them to machines. The Coating Machine Operator selects appropriate coatings, paints, or sprays, or prepares them by mixing substances according to formulas, using automated paint mixing equipment. The Coating Machine Operator sets up and operates machines to paint or coat products with such materials as silver and copper solution, rubber, paint, glaze, oil, or rust proofing materials. The Coating Machine Operator turns dials, hand wheels, valves, or switches to regulate conveyor speeds, machine temperature, air pressure and circulation, and the flow or spray of coatings and paints. The Coating Machine Operator starts and stops operations of machines, using levers or buttons. The Coating Machine Operator records operational data on specified forms. The Coating Machine Operator starts pumps to mix solutions and fill tanks. The Coating Machine Operator must operate auxiliary machines or equipment used in coating or painting processes. The Coating Machine Operator needs knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Skills:

  • The Coating Machine Operator needs the skill to teach others how to do the job function.
  • The Coating Machine Operator needs the skill to watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • The Coating Machine Operator needs the skill to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • The Coating Machine Operator needs the skill to monitor performance of you, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • The Coating Machine Operator needs the skill to control operations of equipment or systems.
  • The Coating Machine Operator needs the skill to conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • The Coating Machine Operator needs the skill to adjust actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • The Coating Machine Operator needs the skill to speak to others to convey information effectively.
  • The Coating Machine Operator needs the skill to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • The Coating Machine Operator needs the skill to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents in order to do their job function properly.

Abilities:

The Coating Machine Operator needs the ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. The Coating Machine Operator needs the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. The Coating Machine Operator needs the ability to keep the hand and arm steady while moving the arm or while holding the arm and hand in one position. The Coating Machine Operator needs the ability to quickly move the hand, the hand together with the arm or the two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The Coating Machine Operator also needs the ability see details at close distance. The Coating Machine Operator needs the ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

Work Activities:

The Coating Machine Operator uses either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles. The Coating Machine Operator inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. The Coating Machine Operator observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant resources in order to perform their job function. The Coating Machine Operator uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

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