Entry Level

Painters set up, operate, or tend machines that coat or paint any of a wide variety of products, including glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials.

Important components of this occupation can be starting, operating, cleaning and maintaining machines or equipment. This career is ideal for individuals who are mechanically minded, creative and want to be a part of something bigger. 

Typical Education/Training: High School Diploma

Work Experience: 0-1 year

Wage Range: $13 - $23/hour

Knowledge & Skills: 

  1. Operation Monitoring
  2. Quality Control Analysis
  3. Complex Problem Solving
  4. Critical Thinking
  5. Monitoring

Similar Roles/Titles: Painter, Paint Tech, Coater Operator, Hand Sprayer, Industrial Painter, Machine Operator, Paint Technician, Painter, Powder Coater, Press Operator, Silk Screen Operator, Spray Painter

Career Interest Types: RCE - Realistic, Conventional, Investigative


This occupation can be found at: 

Diamond VogelMaintainer CorpRosenboomDiversified TechnologiesLink MfgDen HartogRJ Thomas Mfg Co., Inc.