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Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers - 51-9123.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Paint, coat, or decorate articles such as furniture, glass, plateware, pottery, jewelry, toys, books, or leather.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Painter
  • Decorator
  • Glazer
  • Silk-Screen Operator
  • Artist
  • Pottery Decorator
  • In Mold Coater
  • Spray Painter
  • Decaler
  • Glass Decorator

SOC Occupation Groups

51-0000 Production Occupations
51-9000 Other Production Occupations
51-9120 Painting Workers
51-9123.00 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Apply coatings, such as paint, ink, or lacquer, to protect or decorate workpiece surfaces, using spray guns, pens, or brushes.
  • Clean and maintain tools and equipment, using solvents, brushes, and rags.
  • Clean surfaces of workpieces in preparation for coating, using cleaning fluids, solvents, brushes, scrapers, steam, sandpaper, or cloth.
  • Conceal blemishes in workpieces, such as nicks and dents, using fillers such as putty.
  • Cut out sections in surfaces of materials to be inlaid with decorative pieces, using patterns and knives or scissors.
  • Examine finished surfaces of workpieces to verify conformance to specifications and retouch any defective areas.
  • Immerse workpieces into coating materials for specified times.
  • Melt or heat coating materials to specified temperatures.
  • Place coated workpieces in ovens or dryers for specified times to dry or harden finishes.
  • Position and glue decorative pieces in cutout sections of workpieces, following patterns.
  • Read job orders and inspect workpieces to determine work procedures and materials required.
  • Rinse, drain, or wipe coated workpieces to remove excess coating material or to facilitate setting of finish coats on workpieces.
  • Select and mix ingredients to prepare coating substances according to specifications, using paddles or mechanical mixers.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
  • Attach decorative or functional accessories to products.
  • Clean production equipment.
  • Clean workpieces or finished products.
  • Cut fabrics.
  • Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces.
  • Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production.
  • Immerse objects or workpieces in cleaning or coating solutions.
  • Inspect finishes of workpieces or finished products.
  • Load items into ovens or furnaces.
  • Maintain production or processing equipment.
  • Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production.
  • Mix ingredients to create specific finishes.
  • Operate painting or coating equipment.
  • Position patterns on equipment, materials, or workpieces.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
  • Select production input materials.

Military Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Decorator (Glass Manufacturing; Glass Products)
  • Liner (Pottery and Porcelain)
  • Painter, Hand (Any Industry)
  • Screen Printer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Artist, Mannequin Coloring
  • Babbitter
  • Balloon Dipper
  • Barrel Liner
  • Battery-Container-Finishing Hand
  • Blocker II
  • Boiler-Out
  • Button Spindler
  • Cake Decorator
  • Candy Dipper, Hand
  • Carroter
  • Caustic Operator
  • Charger I
  • Cleaner and Preparer
  • Clip Coater
  • Colorer
  • Decal Applier
  • Decorator
  • Decorator, Lighting Fixtures
  • Decorator, Mannequin
  • Dial Marker
  • Dial Refinisher
  • Dipper
  • Dipper and Drier
  • Dipper, Clock and Watch Hands
  • Drawer Waxer
  • Dry-Wall Sprayer
  • Dyer
  • Edge Stainer II
  • Electroless Plater
  • Enameler
  • Enrobing-Machine Corder
  • Finisher
  • Foam-Gun Operator
  • Frame Trimmer I
  • Gilder
  • Glass Tinter
  • Glass-Bulb Silverer
  • Ground Layer
  • Icer, Hand
  • Inker
  • Inker And Opaquer
  • Inlayer
  • Keg Varnisher
  • Lacquerer
  • Last Chalker
  • Latexer
  • Leather Coater
  • Letterer
  • Liner
  • Luster Applicator
  • Manugrapher
  • Masker
  • Metal Sprayer, Production
  • Opaquer
  • Optical-Glass Silverer
  • Oxidizer
  • Painter
  • Painter and Grader, Cork
  • Painter, Airbrush
  • Painter, Animated Cartoons
  • Painter, Bottom
  • Painter, Brush
  • Painter, Clock and Watch Hands
  • Painter, Electrostatic
  • Painter, Embossed or Impressed Lettering
  • Painter, Hand
  • Painter, Mirror
  • Painter, Panel Edge
  • Painter, Plate
  • Painter, Rug Touch-Up
  • Painter, Ski Edge
  • Painter, Spray I
  • Painter, Spray II
  • Painter, Touch-Up
  • Paster
  • Patternmaker
  • Pinner
  • Porcelain-Enamel Repairer
  • Powderer
  • Resin Coater
  • Rubber
  • Rug-Backing Stenciler
  • Screen Printer
  • Shellacker
  • Silver Spray Worker
  • Silverer
  • Smoking-Pipe Liner
  • Sprayer, Hand
  • Stager
  • Stainer
  • Starcher
  • Stenciler
  • Stiffener
  • Stove Refinisher
  • Striper, Hand
  • Striper, Spray Gun
  • Tile Decorator
  • Touch-Up Painter, Hand
  • Tracer
  • Undercoater
  • Wallcovering Texturer
  • White-Shoe Ragger
  • Wiper