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Paint metal surfaces electrostatically, or by using a spray gun or other painting equipment.

51-9124.00 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Start and stop operation of machines, using levers or buttons.
  • Turn dials, handwheels, valves, or switches to regulate conveyor speeds, machine temperature, air pressure and circulation, and the flow or spray of coatings or paints.
  • Operate auxiliary machines or equipment used in coating or painting processes.
  • Apply primer over any repairs made to surfaces.
  • Apply rust-resistant undercoats and caulk and seal seams.
  • Monitor painting operations to identify flaws, such as blisters or streaks, and correct their causes.
  • Sand and apply sealer to properly dried finish.
  • Spray prepared surfaces with specified amounts of primers and decorative or finish coatings.
  • Use brush to hand-paint areas in need of retouching or unreachable with a spray gun.
51-4193.00 Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces.
  • Observe gauges to ensure that machines are operating properly, making adjustments or stopping machines when problems occur.
  • Immerse objects to be coated or plated into cleaning solutions, or spray objects with conductive solutions to prepare them for plating.
  • Adjust controls to set temperatures of coating substances and speeds of machines and equipment.
  • Spray coating in specified patterns according to instructions.
  • Plate small objects, such as nuts or bolts, using motor-driven barrels.
51-9194.00 Etchers and Engravers
  • Prepare workpieces for etching or engraving by cutting, sanding, cleaning, polishing, or treating them with wax, acid resist, lime, etching powder, or light-sensitive enamel.
  • Expose workpieces to acid to develop etch patterns such as designs, lettering, or figures.
  • Brush or wipe acid over engraving to darken or highlight inscriptions.
51-3011.00 Bakers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Apply glazes, icings, or other toppings to baked goods, using spatulas or brushes.
  • Decorate baked goods, such as cakes or pastries.
51-9123.00 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
  • Apply coatings, such as paint, ink, or lacquer, to protect or decorate workpiece surfaces, using spray guns, pens, or brushes.
  • Examine finished surfaces of workpieces to verify conformance to specifications and retouch any defective areas.

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