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PAINTERS, TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes. Includes painters in auto body repair facilities.
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Mix paints to match color specifications or vehicles' original colors, stirring or thinning paints, using spatulas or power mixing equipment.
  • Select paint according to company requirements and match paint colors, following specified color charts.
  • Remove accessories, such as chrome or mirrors, from vehicles and mask other surfaces with tape or paper to protect them from paint.
  • Disassemble, clean, and reassemble sprayers or power equipment, using solvents, wire brushes, and cloths.
  • Sand and apply sealer to properly dried vehicle finish.
  • Clean equipment and work areas.
  • Operate lifting or moving devices to move equipment or materials to access areas to be painted.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems..
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance..
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Moderate-term on-the-job training (1 to 12 months)
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $58,564.00 $28.16 $22.99 $26.29 - $30.89
Bridgeport/Stamford $57,196.00 $27.50 $23.30 $26.44 - $30.73
Danbury $48,589.00 $23.36 $15.32 $16.46 - $29.72
Hartford $71,285.00 $34.27 $18.19 $20.82 - $55.50
New Haven $60,269.00 $28.98 $18.51 $21.06 - $41.83
New London/Norwich $59,125.00 $28.42 $26.66 $27.16 - $30.98
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 620 710 1.4% 22
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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