Profession lacquer spray gun operator

Lacquer spray gun operators operate lacquer spray guns designed to provide otherwise finished metal, wooden or plastic workpieces with a hard, durable finishing coat, through lacquer coating or paint that is either matte, sheen or highly glossy, but is always meant for hard surfaces.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Lacquer paint applications

    Have knowledge of the characteristics and applications of lacquer paint and primers, such as the level of sheerness, the varying results of a lacquer treatment on different materials, and others.

  • Lacquer spray gun parts

    The various parts of a spray gun designed to provide the surface of a workpiece with a durable lacquer finishing coat, such as the stay-cool handle, inline valve, stainless steel springs, pattern control knob, air cap, metal collar, stainless steel fluid components, external needle packing adjustment, trigger, and others.

  • Health and safety in the workplace

    The body of rules, procdeures and regulations related to safety, health and welfare of people in their workplace. 

Skills

  • Sand between coats

    Smoothen the surface of a workpiece by sanding it in between applying coats in order to obtain a clear, stronger coat.

  • Operate lacquer spray gun

    Operate a semi-automatic or handheld spray gun designed to provide the surface of a workpiece with a hard, durable finishing coat, safely and according to regulations.

  • Apply spraying techniques

    Apply the most optimal spraying techniques, such as a perpendicular spraying angle, maintenance at a consistent distance, trigger the spray gun gradually, overlap surface spots, and others.

  • Select spraying pressure

    Select the optimal spraying pressure taking into account the kind of paint or primer being sprayed, the sprayed material, the spraying environment and other factors.

Optional knowledge and skills

types of metal manufacturing processes apply preliminary treatment to workpieces work ergonomically operate metal polishing equipment keep records of work progress types of wood consult technical resources manufacturing of metal household articles dispose of hazardous waste ferrous metal processing maintain mechanical equipment sanding techniques spot metal imperfections types of metal perform test run metal coating technologies manufacturing of weapons and ammunition types of plastic industrial paint remove coating non-ferrous metal processing manufacturing of cutlery manufacturing of door furniture from metal choose proper primer coat manufacturing of light metal packaging inspect quality of products apply precision metalworking techniques