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Coater Operator Salary
in Alabama, United States

$28,921 (USD)

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Last updated: March 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Coater Operator is $28,921 a year and $14 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Coater Operator is between $22,243 and $34,365. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Coater Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates roll-coating machine and auxiliary equipment to coat coils of sheet metal, flat metal blanks, or fabricated metal parts with paint, vinyl plastic, or adhesive film: positions coiled metal strip on mandrel of feed reel or places metal blanks onto feed carriage of machine.
  • Feeds coils of sheet metal into take-up rolls of stitching machine.
  • Starts stitching machine that staples strips together to form endless metal strip.
  • Turns control dials of machines to regulate speed of metal strip, temperature of drying ovens, and flow of chemicals that maintain specified viscosity of solutions in cleaning tanks.
  • Mixes paint or coating solution to specified viscosity and starts equipment to pump mixture into machine reservoir.
  • Turns setscrews to adjust distance between coating rollers that control thickness of coating.
  • Measures thickness of coating to test viscosity, using wet film gauge.
  • Starts pump that fills printing machine reservoir.
  • Adjusts printing cylinder that prints designs on painted metal strip and hydraulic pressure valve of laminating machine that applies plastic vinyl or adhesives to heated metal strip.
  • Turns valve to control spray of water in quenching process that tempers paint, adhesives, or plastic vinyl.
  • Presses pedal of shear machine to cut metal strips.
  • Pushes reel lever to rewind coated metal strip into coil.
  • Examines coated metal workpieces for defects, such as air bubbles or uncoated surfaces.
Coater Operator Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 37,200

Estimated population of Coater Operator jobs: 216

Rate of error: 3.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Skills data not available for this job

Coater Operator Job Listings for Alabama, United States

Machine Operator/Packing/Loading
Mar 22
Moody, AL, USA
Dedicated Personnel, Inc.
Operating production machinery * Reading work orders & specifications * Monitoring machinery * Inspection of finished product * Using computer terminal * Maintaining housekeeping in work area
Machine Operator - 4471662
Mar 20
Montgomery, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
Experience operating machinery in an effective and timely manner Have at least 1 year experience as a machine operator Must be willing to work 8-12 hour shifts Must be available to work on weekends ...
Machine Operator
Mar 8
Florence, AL, USA
Elwood Staffing
Machine Operator Details: * Operate machinery in pilot plant setting * Operate forklift to move materials * Keep a neat and orderly work area * Work is performed in a non-climate controlled work area ...
Machine Operator II - (1st Shift)
Feb 25
Birmingham, AL, USA
NCP Solutions
Assists other machine operators to set up machine, and stack, mark, pack, and transport finished workpieces. * Performs housekeeping duties as required on a daily basis. * Perform duties as required ...
Specialty Machine Operator
Mar 13
Springville, AL, USA
Darrell Walker Workforce
Our Alabama owned and operated Staffing Agency offers several employment opportunities, including Full & Part Time Jobs, Direct Hire and our Temp-to-Hire plan
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