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Coater Operator Salary
in Maryland, United States

$33,991 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Coater Operator is $33,991 a year and $16 an hour in Maryland, United States. The average salary range for a Coater Operator is between $26,142 and $40,389. 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 Maryland, 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.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Coater Operator Job Listings for Maryland, United States

Coater Operator
Sep 26
Elkridge, MD, USA
Coating Machine Operator sets up, and operates machine that applies coating to roll materials such as plastic films, foils, papers, fabrics, and other miscellaneous materials by performing the ...
Print Press Operator
Oct 24
Belcamp, MD, USA
Independent Can Company
Responsible for preparation and operation of four-color and six-color lithographic lines, trailing coater, and U.V. drying ovens ensuring the highest quality, with correct color and registry in an ...
Machine Operator OR Compounder
Dec 5
Linthicum, MD, USA
Machine Operator - $15.00/Hour. Compounder - $16.00-17.00/Hour Requirements: * ​High School Diploma or GED. * 2-3 years experience of working in manufacturing environments. Job Duties Machine ...
Machine Operator/Process Tech
Nov 28
Havre de Grace, MD, USA
Plastipak Packaging is a global industry leader in the design and manufacturing of plastic rigid containers of the highest quality. Our list of customers include some of the worlds most recognized ...
Machine Operator - 3rd shift
Oct 29
Westminster, MD, USA
Machine Operator Location: Westminster, MD Shift: 3rd shift Pay - $14.00 - $15.00/hour plus 8% shift differential 2 Openings Job Description for Machine Operator: * Run production machine to produce ...