Industrial Coatings Applicator
There is a high demand for skilled industrial coatings applicators in the national infrastructure sector.
As an Industrial Coatings Applicator, you’ll prepare the surface of new or existing steel structures to remove any contamination, mill scale, rust, or unsound existing coatings, and apply the appropriate corrosion protection coatings to specified standards.
Structures you could be involved in working on are bridges, sports stadia, wind turbines, buildings used as power generation facilities, high-rise offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, hotels and warehouses, as well as more minor structures such as lighting columns. Once certificated, you’ll be employed within teams in small, medium or large enterprises.
Your work may involve travelling throughout the UK.
Top 5 Tasks
- Prepare the surface of new or existing steel structures
- Remove any contamination, mill scale, rust, or unsound existing coatings
- Apply the appropriate corrosion protection coatings to specified standards
- Undertake work safely and effectively
- Care for and maintain tools and equipment.
An Industrial Coatings Applicator would typically earn around £24,000 starting out with salaries rising the more experienced and trained you get in this field. Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Am I Suited?
- Team player
- Logical thinker
- Excellent communicator
There are no set requirements to start training as an Industrial Coatings Applicator, some employers may prefer you to have a minimum of three or four GCSEs including maths and English or equivalent qualifications or an apprenticeship.
You will also need relevant safety qualifications before you start working as an Industrial Coatings Applicator.