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.

  • Health and safety in the workplace

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

  • 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.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Ensure equipment availability

    Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Remove inadequate workpieces

    Evaluate which deficient processed workpieces do not meet the set-up standard and should be removed and sort the waste according to regulations.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Sand between coats

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

  • Remove processed workpiece

    Remove individual workpieces after processing, from the manufacturing machine or the machine tool. In case of a conveyor belt this involves quick, continuous movement.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Paint department operator
  • Fabricator / painter / composite
  • Painter
  • Paint line operator