Spray Painter

Decline
Growth
$984 Avg
Pay/Week
41.5 Avg
Hours/Week
5,700
Workers
Lower Skill
Required
92.1% Full-Time
Share
46 years
Avg Age
4.2%
Female

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Industrial Spraypainters operate spray painting equipment to paint and apply other industrial coatings to manufactured items (Vehicle Painters are shown separately).

Common tasks include:

  • grinding, sanding and cleaning surfaces of items to be painted
  • loading paint, oil, lacquer, varnish and rustproofing agents into spray equipment
  • connecting hoses to spray equipment and adjusting spray nozzles to required pressure

A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Even with a qualification, sometimes experience or on-the-job training is necessary.

Top skills required:

  • Active Listening - Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Critical Thinking - Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Understanding why people react the way they do.
  • Time Management - Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
  • Coordination - Changing what is done based on other people's actions.