Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators

Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators

NOC
9536

Apply paint, enamel and lacquer, or deposit metalized substances to surfaces of various products to provide decorative, protective and restorative coatings.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

10
 

Median Hourly Wage

$20.00
$14.82
Low
$23.60
High

Median Salary

$36,942
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

170
 

% Working Full Time

84%
 

% Working Full Year

53%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Industrial painters and coaters operate and tend machines or use brushes and spray equipment to apply paint, enamel, lacquer or other non-metallic protective and decorative coatings to surfaces of various products. Metal finishing process operators operate machines or equipment to deposit metallized substances on workpieces and surfaces to provide decorative, protective and restorative coatings. These workers are employed by manufacturing companies and custom refinishing, coating and plating shops.

Main Duties

Industrial painters and coaters perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Select appropriate paint or mix paints using automated paint mixing equipment according to a pre-determined formula
  • Operate or tend equipment to clean, wash, strip, sand, remove corrosion, fill dents or otherwise prepare items for application of paint, lacquer or other protective or decorative coatings
  • Operate or tend automated spray paint, dip or flow coating equipment or other mechanized painting or product coating application equipment
  • Operate hand-held spray guns to spray paint or coat stationary items or items on moving conveyor system with protective or decorative coatings
  • Paint small items and apply touch-ups using paint brushes
  • Clean and maintain painting and coating, ventilation, compressed air and personal protective equipment
  • May prepare and apply stencils, computer-generated decals or other decorative items on finished products.

Metal finishing process operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Prepare and mix metallizing solutions according to formulas or specifications
  • Operate or tend equipment to clean, degrease, pickle and etch metal and non-metal surfaces to prepare workpieces with desired surface characteristics
  • Tend automatic metal coating machines which convey objects through a series of cleaning, rinsing and plating solutions
  • Operate and control electroplating equipment to coat metal and other workpieces
  • Operate hot-dip metal plating equipment to galvanize metal and other workpieces
  • Operate spray equipment to build up worn or damaged parts or to bond protective or decorative coatings on various objects
  • Check proper thickness of plating using micrometers, calipers or other devices
  • May operate equipment to polish metallic surfaces of products
  • May tend ovens which cure metal coating.

Also Known As

  • assembly line painter
  • automatic paint-sprayer operator
  • automobile painter - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • aviation painter
  • ceramic and enamel refinisher
  • coating machine operator - industrial painting and coating
  • electrogalvanizing machine operator
  • enameller - ship and boat building
  • hot-dip galvanizer - metal plating
  • industrial products painter
  • metal coater operator
  • metal electroplater
  • production painter-finisher
  • spray paint operator
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • Some experience in operating production machinery or equipment may be required.
  • Several months of on-the-job training are usually provided.
  • Some industrial painters, such as aviation painters, may require specialized training and certification or college courses.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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15.6%
Female
84.4%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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19.4%
15-24
22.6%
25-34
22.6%
35-44
19.4%
45-54
16.1%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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12.9%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
54.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
9.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
22.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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73.3%
Manufacturing
13.3%
Construction
6.7%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
6.7%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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32.30%
Northeast
32.30%
Southeast
19.40%
Southwest
9.70%
Central
6.50%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$30,716
Northeast
$34,170
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$36,942

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$45,342

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$36,942

Newfoundland

$41,826

Prince Edward Island

$30,243

Nova Scotia

$36,550

Canada

$43,015
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

10
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

12
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

34
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-6
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

39