Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Paint, coat, or decorate articles such as furniture, glass, plateware, pottery, jewelry, toys, books, or leather.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $30,290.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 683
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.31 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Professionalism
Following Directions
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prime/Paint vehicle or transportation equipment surfaces
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Paint surfaces such as walls
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Cut fabric or leather material
Cut glass or crystal to specifications
Mix paint or other finishes according to instructions
Mix ingredients to create specific finishes
Position patterns on equipment, materials, or workpieces
Load items into ovens or furnaces
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Attach decorative or functional accessories to products
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Assemble/Disassemble furniture for installation, finishing, or repair
Dye fabric or leather articles
Package goods for shipment or storage

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