The Spray Painter duties include but are not limited to:
Sets up and operates cleaning or washing, painting and drying equipment along conveyor line to coat metal products with lacquer, paint, varnish, enamel, oil, or rust proofing material. Places or racks workpieces on conveyor. Turns valve to regulate spray. Starts equipment to mix chemicals and paints, to fill tanks, and to control viscosity, adding prescribed amounts or proportions of paints, thinner and chemicals to mixture.
Screws specified nozzles into spray guns and positions nozzles to direct spray onto workpiece. Lights ovens, turns knobs, and observes gauges on control panel to set specified temperature and air circulation in ovens, to synchronize speed of conveyor with action of spray guns and ovens, and to regulate air pressure in spray guns that atomize spray. Determines flow and viscosity of paints and quality of coating visually or by use of viscometer.
Monitors gauge and maintain or change filters that control air quality to supply air on paint hood. Monitors gauge and maintain or changes filters that control discharge air in paint booths.
Cleans nozzles and spray guns with cleaning solvents
Physical demands for this job require standing walking, pushing, pulling, bending, and stooping. Strength rating for this job is M – Medium work – exerting 20 to 50 pound of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for light work.
Class I – Medium (Dictionary of Occupational Titles 4th Edition Vol. I & Vol. II)