Sample 1 - State of California

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Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Workers
(SOC Code : 51-9121)
in California

Set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products including food, glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials. Exclude "Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4193) and "Painters, Transportation Equipment" (51-9122).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$15.48$10.63$14.68$19.04

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20206,7006,400-300-4.5140

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Architectural and Structural Metals 1,7608.7%
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,0894.1%
Household and Institutional Furniture 2,8584.0%
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg 8653.6%
Machine Shops and Threaded Products 4,1643.0%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1,7262.7%
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery 7482.3%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 2951.7%
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg 1,3141.3%
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers 8,4951.1%
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 3,1361.0%
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 7291.0%
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 3721.0%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Weigh or measure chemicals, coatings, or paints before adding them to machines.
Determine paint flow, viscosity, and coating quality by performing visual inspections, or by using viscometers.
Observe machine gauges and equipment operation to detect defects or deviations from standards, and make adjustments as necessary.
Select appropriate coatings, paints, or sprays, or prepare them by mixing substances according to formulas, using automated paint mixing equipment.
Turn dials, handwheels, valves, or switches to regulate conveyor speeds, machine temperature, air pressure and circulation, and the flow or spray of coatings or paints.
Set up and operate machines to paint or coat products with such materials as silver and copper solution, rubber, paint, glaze, oil, or rustproofing materials.
Start and stop operation of machines, using levers or buttons.
Start pumps to mix solutions and fill tanks.
Record operational data on specified forms.
Fill hoppers, reservoirs, troughs, or pans with material used to coat, paint, or spray, using conveyors or pails.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Visual Color Discrimination - The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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