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Painters and coaters in this unit group tend and operate machines or use brushes and spray equipment to apply paint, enamel, lacquer or other non-metallic protective and decorative coatings to surfaces of various products. They are employed by manufacturing companies, specialized coating shops and refinishing establishments.
assembly painter, automobile painter – motor vehicle manufacturing, aviation painter, bathtub refinisher, coating machine operator – industrial painting and coating, dip tank attendant, enameller, industrial products painter, manufacturing painter, paint machine operator, paint systems operator, production painter, robotic spray paint attendant, rustproofer, motor vehicle, spray paint operator, spray painter.
- Select appropriate paint or mix paints using automated paint mixing equipment according to a pre-determined formula
- Tend or operate equipment to clean, wash, strip, sand, remove corrosion, fill dents or otherwise prepare items for application of paint, lacquer or other protective or decorative coatings
- Tend or operate automated spray paint, dip or flow coating equipment or other mechanized painting or product coating application equipment
- Operate hand-held spray guns to spray paint or coat stationary items or items on moving conveyor system with protective or decorative coatings
- Paint small items and apply touch-ups using paint brushes
- Clean and maintain painting and coating, ventilation, compressed air and personal protective equipment
- May prepare and apply stencils, computer-generated decals or other decorative items on finished products.
Outlook & Prospects for Painters and Coaters – Industrial in Laurentides Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Laurentides region are expected to be good for this occupation.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Construction of Résident Vallée de la Rouge in Huberdeau, an establishment for seniors faced with a loss of independence, has begun recently. This residence of more than $5M will replace the current building and will open by spring 2014. (available in French only)
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- In the context of restructuring, restaurant chain Le Commensal has announced the shutdown of 3 of its 8 branches, which includes that of Boisbriand (available in French only)
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Due to the demographic explosion in the Laurentides, the ministère de l'Éducation du Québec has announced an investment of nearly $15M to enlarge and renovate the facilities of the CEGEP de St-Jérôme and increase its capacity (available in French only)
- The CEGEP de St-Jérôme recently opened the Neurones et papilles restaurant, part of the new Gestion d'un établissement de restauration program that will welcome about thirty students after an investment of more than $2.4M (available in French only)
- The Lac Carling resort in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge has announced its closure, causing more than 80 people to lose their jobs (available in French only)
- The municipality of Saint-Colomban has announced the construction of a community centre worth nearly $2M, which will be home to a dozen organizations. The building, which will have a meeting room and an outdoor space for shows, will open in October 2013. (available in French only)
- Le Finlandais spa has announced the start of reconstruction work following a fire in April. The facility in Rosemère, which employs 150 people, will invest $2.5 million to enlarge its installations and will open in August 2013. (available in French only)
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- FACC Solutions Canada, Inc., a company specializing in the development and production of aircraft interiors, plans to hire a dozen engineers and project leaders in Saint-Eustace. The company currently has 34 employees. (available in French only)
- The Tricentris sorting centre started construction on a factory in Lachute that will micronize recycled glass. The factory, a $10 million project, will open in October 2013 and will create a dozen jobs. (available in French only)
- The Sûreté du Québec recently inaugurated its new police station in the Antoine-Labelle regional county municipality in Mont-Laurier after having invested $5.3M. This establishment relies on a staff of 60 people, including 53 police officers. (available in French only)
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