A coating technician selects, mixes and then applies paints or chemicals to various surfaces, such as a vehicle or other machine. They use different application devices, like a spray gun, to perform their duties. The minimum education required to become a coating technician is a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Coating technicians apply paints, varnishes and other chemicals to individual parts, machines, automobiles and other products. They typically use power tools, such as spray guns, or operate automated painted systems. Most coating technician employers only require a high school education and provide training on the job, but a certificate from a vocational program may increase employment and advancement options. Coating technicians need basic math and mechanical aptitude, as well as some computer skills to operate the machinery.
High school diploma or the equivalent at minimum; vocational certificates can be helpful.