Profession transport equipment painter
Transport equipment painters use painting machines and hand tools to coat individual parts and to paint the surface of all types of transport equipment such as cars, buses, boats, aircraft, motorcycles and railway cars. They prepare the surface of the pieces for the paint and apply the coaat. Transport equipment painters can perform industrial painting or individual customisation. They may also remove or repair painting errors such as scratches.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Paint spraying techniques
Field of information which distinguishes different kinds of paint spraying equipment and spraying techniques., and the order in which parts should be spray-painted.
- Industrial paint
The various kinds of paint used as coating in manufacturing finishing processes, such as primers, intermediate coats, finish coats, stripe coats, and others.
- Types of paint
Varieties of paint and chemicals used in their composition.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ensure equipment availability
Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.
- Use paint safety equipment
Wear safety equipment appropriately such as face masks, gloves and overalls, in order to stay protected from toxic chemicals emitted during paint spraying.
- Use painting equipment
Use brushes, rollers, spray guns and other painting equipment in accordance with the work.
- Maintain work area cleanliness
Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.
- Apply colour coats
Spray colour coats onto vehicle parts, operate painting equipment and leave freshly sprayed vehicles to dry in a temperature-controlled and dust-proof environment.
- Inspect paint quality
Inspect paint to ensure it is of a good quality by testing the viscosity, homogeneity and other factors.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.
- Use color matching techniques
Apply specific techniques in order to match different colours.
- Follow control of substances hazardous to health procedures
Adhere to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) procedures for activities that involve hazardous substances, such as bacteria, allergens, waste oil, paint or brake fluids that result in illness or injury.
- Use power tools
Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.
- Dispose of hazardous waste
Dispose of dangerous materials such as chemical or radioactive substances according to environmental and to health and safety regulations.
- Use drying equipment for vehicles
Employ air compressors and other specialist equipment to dry inside as well as outside surfaces of a vehicle.
- Analyse the need for technical resources
Define and make a list of the required resources and equipment based on the technical needs of the production.
Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.
- Keep records of work progress
Maintain records of the progress of the work including time, defects, malfunctions, etc.
- Check paint consistency
Before application of the paint, check paint viscosity by using viscosity meter.
- Monitor painting operations
Monitor the painting in progress to prevent flaws.
- Handle chemical cleaning agents
Ensure proper handling, storage and disposal of cleaning chemicals in accordance with regulations.
- Apply preliminary treatment to workpieces
Apply preparatory treatment, through mechanical or chemical processes, to the workpiece preceding the main operation.
- Clean painting equipment
Disassemble, clean, and reassemble paint sprayers and other vehicle painting equipment.
- Paint with a paint gun
Use a paint gun to coat or paint surfaces of items which are stationary or moving on a conveyor belt. Load the equipment with the suitable type of paint and spray the paint onto the surface in an even and controlled manner to prevent paint from dripping or splashing.
- Follow quality standards
Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.
- Mix paints for vehicles
Select appropriate paint varieties and mix paint using mixing equipment and according to the colour formulas presented by vehicle manufacturers.
- Fix minor vehicle scratches
Fix minor vehicle dents and scratches with touch-up paint.
- Prepare vehicles for application of paint
Set up vehicles for standard or custom paint job; prepare painting equipment; cover vehicle parts that should be protected from paint.
- Apply health and safety standards
Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.
- Protect workpiece components from processing
Cover parts from being treated with chemicals in order to protect them.
Optional knowledge and skillsadd paint hardeners recognise signs of corrosion manage consumables stock teamwork principles operate rust proofing spray gun carry out repair of vehicles buff finished paintwork mechanical tools perform general maintenance on ship exteriors apply decorative design to vehicles clean vehicle exterior follow safety procedures when working at heights ensure customer focus inspect aircraft's body perform minor vehicle repairs ensure maintenance of railway machinery tend dip tank perform manual work autonomously add paint thinners set up automotive robot repair aircraft's body perform maintenance on locomotives dip-coating process mechanics apply a protective layer fibreglass laminating remove paint identify customer's needs mix paint sanding techniques sand between coats remove rust from motor vehicles determine colour shades
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