Skills Industrial Painter in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "industrial painter" was moved from the group Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators (NOC 9536) to the group Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators (NOC 94213).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an industrial painter in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators (NOC 94213).

Tasks

  • Clean work area
  • Organize and maintain inventory
  • Read and interpret blueprints/sketches/specifications
  • Check proper thickness of plating using micrometers, callipers or other devices
  • Clean and maintain equipment
  • Operate and control: electroplating equipment to coat metal, hot-dip metal plating equipment to galvanize metal and/or spray equipment to build up worn or damaged parts
  • Paint small items and apply touch-ups using paint brushes
  • Prepare and apply stencils, decals or other decorative items on finished products
  • Prepare and mix metallizing solutions according to formulas or specifications
  • Select appropriate paint or mix paints
  • Tend automatic metal coating machines which convey objects through a series of cleaning, rinsing and plating solutions
  • Tend or operate equipment to prepare items for application of protective or decorative coatings
  • Tend or operate equipment to spray or coat

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Building Help -
    • Restoring and Repairing
    • Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
    • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
    • Constructing
  • Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help -
    • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
    • Operating Mobile Equipment
    • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
    • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
    • Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
  • Creative Expression Help -
    • Performing and Entertaining
    • Writing
    • Designing
  • Analysis Help -
    • Inspecting and Testing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Planning
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Projecting Outcomes

    Knowledge

  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Food Production and Agriculture
    • Processing and Production
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Mechanics and Machinery
    • Building and Construction
    • Design
    • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Engineering and Applied Technologies
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