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Industrial Coating - What to Expect

A quality union Industrial Coating Applicator necessitates learning an array of skills and safety procedures, especially since you will be working within industrial projects. Several classroom and on-the-job hours are needed to become a skilled Industrial Coatings Applicator and on your way to a top-paying journeyman position.

Training classes are held year-round and are mandatory for all apprentices. Under the guidance of an instructor, apprentices will receive training in the following subjects but not limited to:
  • CPR/First Aid
  • OSHA Health & Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space
  • Labor History
  • Proper and Safe Use of Power Tools
  • Proper and Safe Use of Hand Tools
  • Spray Painting
  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Fiber Reinforced Linings
  • Intumescent Coating
  • Product Knowledge
  • Job Site Safety
  • Coating Inspection
  • Estimating

An apprentice will be released from on-the-job work to an assigned training center for periods of one week at a time. The apprentice will continue to learn the skills needed to eventually work on any Industrial painting project.