Painting Technician Level 4:

Brief Job Description

A painting technician would do final painting , touch up and inspection of the body of the vehicle under painting.

Personal Attributes

The person should have the attributes like Correct Vision & dexterity, No Color Blindness, Non Allergic to Chemicals and Paints and Thinner, Hand Eye Coordination, Ability to work in difficult environment, orientation to safety and quality, Patience and attitude to conduct repeated operations.

Painting Technician

Maintain a safe and healthy working environment:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Identify and report the risks identified

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1..   Identify activities which can cause potential injury through sharp objects, burns, fall, electricity, gas leakages, radiation, poisonous fumes, chemicals ,loud noise

PC2.    Inform the concerned authorities about the potential risks identified in the processes, workplace area/ layout, materials used etc

PC3.    Inform the concerned authorities about machine breakdowns, damages which can potentially harm man/ machine during operations

PC4.    Create awareness amongst other by sharing information on the identified risks

Create and sustain a Safe, clean and environment friendly work place

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC5..   Follow the instructions given on the equipment manual describing the operating process of the equipments

PC6..   Follow the Safety, Health and Environment related practices developed by the organization

PC7.    Operate the machine using the recommended Personal Protective Equipments (PPE)

PC8. . Maintain a clean and safe working environment near the work place and ensure there is no spillage of chemicals, production waste, oil, solvents etc

PC9.    Maintain high standards of personal hygiene at the work place

PC10. Ensure that the waste disposal is done in the designated area and manner as per organization SOP.

PC11. Inform appropriately the medical officer/ HR in case of self or an employees illness of contagious nature so that preventive actions can be planned for others

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1. relevant standards, procedures and policies related to Health, Safety and Environment followed in the company

KU2. basic knowledge of Safety procedures( fire fighting, first aid) within the organization

KU3. knowledge of various types of PPEs and their usage

KU4. basic knowledge of risks/hazards associated with each occupation in the organization

KU5. how to safely operate various tools and machines and risksassociated with the tools/ equipment

KU6. knowledge of personal hygiene and how an individual an contribute towards creating a highly safe and clean working environment

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.    write basic level notes and observations

GS2.    read safety instructions put up across the plant premises

GS3.    read safety precautions mentioned in equipment manuals and panels to understand the potential risks associated

GS4.    effectively communicate information to team members

GS5.    informemployees in the plant and concerned functions about events, incidents & potential risks observed related to Safety, Health and Environment.

GS6.    question operator/ supervisor in order to understand the safety related issues

GS7.    attentively listen with full attention and comprehend the information given by the speaker during safety drills and training programs

GS8.    use common sense and make judgments during day to day basis

GS9.           use reasoning skills to identify and resolve basic problems

GS10. use common sense and make judgments during day to day basis

GS11. use reasoning skills to identify and resolve basic problems

Maintain 5S at the work premises:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Ensure sorting

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1..    follow the sorting process and check that the tools, fixtures & jigs that are lying on workstations are the ones in use and unnecessary items are not cluttering the workbenches or work surfaces.

PC2..    ensure segregation of waste in hazardous/ non hazardous waste as per the sorting work instructions

PC3..    follow the technique of waste disposal and waste storage in the proper bins as per sop

PC4..    segregate the items which are labelled as red tag items for the process area and keep them in the correct places

PC5.     sort the tools/ equipment/ fasteners/ spare parts as per specifications/ utility into proper trays, cabinets, lockers as mentioned in the 5s guidelines/ work instructions

PC6. .  ensure that areas of material storage areas are not overflowing

PC7.     properly stack the various types of boxes and containers as per the size/ utility to avoid any fall of items/ breakage and also enable easy sorting when required

PC8.     return the extra material and tools to the designated sections and make sure that no additional material/ tool is lying near the work area

PC9.     follow the floor markings/ area markings used for demarcating the various sections in the plant as per the prescribed instructions and standards

PC10.   follow the proper labeling mechanism of instruments/ boxes/ containers and maintaining reference files/ documents with the codes and the lists

Ensure proper documentation and storage ( organizing , streamlining)

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC11.   check that the items in the respective areas have been identified as broken or damaged

PC12.   follow the given instructions and check for labelling of fluids, oils. lubricants, solvents, chemicals etc. and proper storage of the same to avoid spillage, leakage, fire etc

PC13.   make sure that all material and tools are stored in the designated places and in the manner indicated in the 5s instructions

Ensure cleaning of self and the work place

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC14.   check whether safety glasses are clean and in good condition

PC15.   keep all outside surfaces of recycling containers are clean

PC16.. ensure that the area has floors swept, machinery clean and generally clean. in case of cleaning, ensure that proper displays are maintained on the floor which indicate potential safety hazards

PC17.. check whether all hoses, cabling & wires are clean, in goodcondition and clamped to avoid any mishap or mix up

PC18.. ensure workbenches and work surfaces are clean and in good condition

PC19.   follow the cleaning schedule for the lighting system to ensure proper illumination

PC20.   store the cleaning material and equipment in the correct location and in good condition

PC21.   ensure self-cleanliness – clean uniform, clean shoes, clean gloves, clean helmets, personal hygiene

Ensure sustenance

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC22.   follow the daily cleaning standards and schedules to create a clean working environment

PC23.   attend all training programs for employees on 5 s

PC24.   support the team during the audit of 5 s

PC25.   participate actively in employee work groups on 5s and encourage team members for active participation

PC26.   follow the guidelines for what to do and what not to do to build sustainability in 5s as mentioned in the 5s check lists/ work instructions

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1.    relevant standards, procedures and policies related to 5S followed in the company

KU2.    have basic knowledge of 5S procedures

KU3.    know various types 5s practices followed in various areas

KU4.    understand the 5S checklists provided in the department/ team

KU5.    have skills to identify useful & non useful items

KU6.    have knowledge of labels , signs & colours used as indicators

KU7.    knowledge on how to sort and store various types of tools, equipment, material etc.

KU8.    know , how to identify various types of waste products

KU9.    understand the impact of waste/ dirt/ dust/unwanted substances on the process/ environment/ machinery/ human body

KU10. have knowledge of best ways of cleaning & waste disposal

KU11. understand the importance of standardization in processes

KU12. understand the importance of sustainability in 5S

KU13. have knowledge of TQM process

KU14. have knowledge of various materials and storage norms

KU15. understand visual controls, symbols, graphs etc.

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.    write basic level notes and observations

GS2.    note down observations (if any) related to the process

GS3.    read 5S instructions put up across the plant premises

GS4.    effectively communicate information to team members inform employees in the plant and concerned functions about 5S

GS5.    question the process head in order to understand the 5S related issues

GS6.    attentively listen with full attention and comprehend the information given by the speaker during 5S training programs

GS7.    use common sense and make judgments during day to day basis

GS8.           use reasoning skills to identify and resolve basic problems using 5S

GS9.           persuade co team members to follow 5 S

GS10. ensure that the co team members understand the importance of using 5 S tool

GS11. use innovative skills to perform and manage 5 S activities at the work desk and the shop floor

GS12. exhibit inquisitive behaviour to seek feedback and question on the existing set patterns of work

GS13. do what is right, not what is a popular practices

GS14. follow shop floor rules& regulations and avoid deviations; make 5S an integral way of life

GS15. ensure self-cleanliness on a daily basis

GS16. demonstrate the will to keep the work area in a clean and orderly manner

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Understand process and equipment requirement to complete the task:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Understand the process requirements, painting equipment and parameters

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1. . understand the right painting methodology and process to be adopted for completing the work order through discussions with the supervisor/ master technician and reading the process manuals/ work instructions/standard operating procedures

PC2. . understand the various painting process parameters like temperature, air pressure, thinner pressure, paint pressure in the pipe lines, gun type, gun distance, cycle time etc before starting the painting process, as mentioned in the work instructions/ sop manual

PC3. . understand the material required and the equipment availability for executing the activity

PC4. . understand the paint and thinner ratio to be used for the painting process

PC5. . understand 5 s related to the work station, line area

PC6. . clearly understanding the does and donts of the manufacturing process as defined in sops/ work instructions or defined by supervisors

Escalations of queries on the given job

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC7. . refer the queries to a competent internal specialist if they cannot be resolved by the painter on own

PC8. . obtain help or advice from specialist if the problem is outside his/her area of competence or experience

PC9. . confirm self-understanding with the specialist holding discussions so that all doubts & queries can be resolved before the actual process execution

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1. relevant standards and procedures followed in the company

KU2. different types of products manufactured by the company

KU3. functional processes like Procurement, Store management, inventory management, quality management and key contact points for query resolution

KU4. different types of painting processes and associated equipments

KU5. different types of guns

KU6. the method of reading and interpreting the various gauges

KU7. how to visualize the final product output and conduct quality verification tests.

KU8. the impact of various physical parameters like temperature, pressure, gun distance, electric current, voltage on the properties of final output product like durability, surface finish etc

KU9. hazards and safety aspects involved in painting activities and usage of relevant PPEs

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.    document information

GS2.    note down observations (if any) related to the painting process

GS3.    write information documents to internal departments/ internal teams or enter the information in online ERP systems under guidance of the supervisor

GS4.    read and interpret technical specifications of the paint specimen

GS5.    read equipment manuals and process documents to understand the equipments and processes better

GS6.    read internal information documents sent by internal teams

GS7.           discuss task lists, schedules and activities with the supervisor

GS8.           effectively communicate with the team members

GS9.    question the painting shop supervisor in order to understand the nature of the problem and to clarify queries

GS10. attentively listen with full attention and comprehend the information given by the speaker

GS11. plan and organize the work order and jobs received from the Operator

GS12. organize all process/ equipment manuals so that sorting/ accessing information is easy

GS13. support the supervisor in scheduling tasks for helper and assistant supervisor

GS14. use common sense and make judgments during day to day basis

GS15. use reasoning skills to identify and resolve basic problems

GS16. use intuition and keen observation skills to detect any potential problems which could arise during operations

GS17. follow instructions and work on areas of improvement identified

GS18. complete the assigned tasks with minimum supervision

GS19. complete the job defined by the supervisor within timelines and quality norms

GS20. detect problems in day to day tasks

GS21. support supervisor in using specific problem solving techniques and detailing out the problems

GS22. discuss possible solution with the supervisor for problem solving

GS23. make decisions in emergency conditions in case the supervisor is not available( as per the authority matrix defined by the organization)

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Preparing the painting machine:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Arrange for equipment, PPEs and material as per the requirement

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1..   understand the material required and the equipment availability for executing the activity

PC2. . ensure that the required material is procured from the store before starting the painting process

PC3. . ensure that the helper/ assistant technician brings the required material and tools before the start of the painting operations

Clean the painting equipment before executing the painting process and setup the equipment

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC4. . ensure that the helper/ assistant operator cleans the surface of the painting gun to remove dust and any other impurities

PC5..   setup the painting apparatus as per the selected painting process and the internal sops/ work instructions and the setting standards for the machine

Prepare the surface of the part ( work pieces) on which painting needs to be conducted

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC6. . ensure that the helper/ assistant operator cleans the surface of the metal parts(work pieces) which need to be painted

PC7. . ensure that the pre-treatment is completed as per the quality standards .

Escalations of queries for the given job

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC8. . immediately refer the queries to the supervisor to avoid any delay in the actual process

PC9. . confirm self understanding to the supervisor/ master technician during the discussions so that all doubts & queries can be resolved before the actual process execution

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1. relevant standards and procedures followed in the company

KU2. different types of products manufactured by the company

KU3. functional processes like Procurement, Store management, inventory management, quality management and key contact points for query resolution

KU4. different types of painting processes and associated equipments

KU5. different types of guns

KU6. the method of reading and interpreting the various gauges

KU7. how to visualize the final product output and conduct quality verification tests

KU8. the impact of various physical parameters like temperature, pressure, gun distance, electric current, voltage on the properties of final output product parameters like adhesion, durability, surface finish etc

KU9. hazards and safety aspects involved in painting activities and usage of relevant PPEs

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.    document information

GS2.    note down observations (if any) related to the painting process

GS3.    write information documents to internal departments/ internal teams or enter the information in online ERP systems under guidance of the supervisor

GS4.    read and interpret technical specifications of the paint specimen

GS5.    read equipment manuals and process documents to understand the equipments and processes better

GS6.    read internal information documents sent by internal teams

GS7.           discuss task lists, schedules and activities with the supervisor

GS8.           effectively communicate with the team members

GS9.    question the painting shop supervisor in order to understand the nature of the problem and to clarify queries

GS10. attentively listen with full attention and comprehend the information given by the speaker

GS11. plan and organize the work order and jobs received from the Operator

GS12. organize all process/ equipment manuals so that sorting/ accessing information is easy

GS13. visualize the final job product after understanding the given drawing/ sketches

GS14. co relate the type of job output required with the painting methodology to be used

GS15. identify the strengths and weakness of various painting process

GS16. use common sense and make judgments during day to day basis

GS17. use reasoning skills to identify and resolve basic problems

GS18. follow instructions and work on areas of improvement identified complete the assigned tasks with minimum supervision

GS19. complete the job defined by the supervisor within the timelines and quality norms

GS20. take self initiatives in driving small projects with the supervisor like operation improvement, training of helpers and assistant operators, 5S, Kaizen etc

Performing the Painting operation:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Clean the body before painting

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1..     ensure that the body is free from all dust particles

Check the balancing of the booth and atomizer setting

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC2. .   parameter must be in the specified range, if these are not in the range then paint defects like orange peel, overspray may appear

PC3. .   if the booth is not balanced inform the control room or supervisor

PC4. .   ensure that the paint atomizer is cleaned and required solvent and air pressure is maintained

PC5..     if the paint pressure is out of range then defect like rundown or thin paint may appears

Check booster and bell cup operations during painting

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC6. .   check the air booster compressor by starting it. in case air booster does not start immediately inform control room or supervisor.

PC7. .   ensure that the bell cup is properly fit on each atomizer

PC8..     at shift end remove the bell cup, clean it and keep it in bell cup box

PC9. .   insert the model no as per model

Check the home position of each robot Do purging Select automatic button

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC10..            body must be in home position prior to starting of painting.

PC11..   operate station start , verify that it is displayed on screen

PC12..   do long purging and short purging

PC13. . select the button as per requirement, for final painting

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1. relevant standards and procedures followed in the company

KU2. different types of products manufactured by the company

KU3. knowledge of functional processes like store management, inventory management, quality management and key contact points for query resolution

KU4. different types of defects which may arise due to improper booth parameters

KU5. knowledge on how to operate both in automatic and manual mode

KU6. ability to visualize the final product output and hence decide on the key steps to be followed

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.    document information

GS2.    read equipment manuals and process documents to understand the equipments and processes better

GS3.    read internal information memos send by internal customers ( other functions within the organization)

GS4.    discuss task lists, schedules, and work-loads with co-workers

GS5.    question internal customers/ paint shop supervisor in order to understand the nature of the problem and make a diagnosis

GS6.    plan and organize the work order and jobs received from the internal customers

GS7.    plan and organize the design/ process/quality documents received from internal customers

GS8.    organize all process/ equipment manuals so that sorting out information is fast

GS9.    carefully analyze the body part for various painting defects at every tank level

GS10. carefully run the production line with relevant actions as listed in SOP/WI if some delay, or power supply problem happens

Performing the Touch up and Final Inspection:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Ensure sanding on defective areas of the body for Paint defects

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1. .    after sanding please ensure there must be no edge at corners of the sanded area.

Apply air dry sealant in areas where defects/ cracks are observed

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC2. .   ensure that the air dry sealant is applied on the areas

PC3. .   sealant to be applied with sealant gun and then rectification- application to be done for smooth finish

Do sanding and filling of putty

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC4. .   do putty application with the help of putty knife and after putty application bake in infrared lamp

PC5. .   ensure that after baking, sanding of that area is done to level the surface with emery paper

Ensure for DFT, gloss

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC6..     ensure lux level required for the surface inspection

Conduct sanding and polishing of the surface where required

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC7. .   ensure sanding with with the help of sanding paper of grit size of certain no.( extremely fine as per wi ) and then wipe the body with tag rag

PC8. .   ensure effective polishing and then polisher application to be done

Touch of defective areas

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC9. .   ensure that the touch up paint is applied on the defected areas with the help of spray gun as prescribed in the work instructions/ control plan

PC10. . ensure that here must be no overspray of paint

Merge to fade out thinner with the help of spray gun

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC11..   ensure that there should be no overspray of paint

Final inspection & documentation

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC12..   visual inspection for achieving acceptable level of finish /adhesion ; verification test as per recommended frequency.

PC13. . send to the assembly line after completing wo/ logbook/inspection /lot quantity control documentation.

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1. relevant standards and procedures followed in the company

KU2. different types of products manufactured by the company

KU3. knowledge of functional processes like store management, inventory management, quality management and key contact points for query resolution

KU4. different types of defects which may arise due to improper touch up painting

KU5. knowledge on how to operate gun in manual mode

KU6. ability to visualize the final product output, conduct verification tests and hence decide on the key steps to be followed

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.    document information

GS2.    read equipment manuals and process documents to understand the equipments and processes better

GS3.    read internal information memos send by internal customers ( other functions within the organization)

GS4.    discuss task lists, schedules, and work-loads with co-workers

GS5.    question internal customers/ paint shop supervisor appropriately in order to understand the nature of the problem and make a diagnosis

GS6.    plan and organize the work order and jobs received from the internal customers

GS7.           plan and organize the design documents received from internal customers

GS8.           organize all process/ equipment manuals so that sorting out information is fast

GS9.           carefully analyze the body part for various surface defects

GS10. carefully run the production line if some delay, abnormal event happens as per the recommended reaction plan.

Assessment Guidelines

  1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Element/ Performance Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each Element/ PC.
  • The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the SSC.
  • Assessment will be conducted for all compulsory NOS, and where applicable, on the selected elective/option NOS/set of NOS.
  • Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate at each examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below).
  • Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each examination/ training center based on these criteria.
  • To pass the Qualification Pack assessment, every trainee should score the Recommended Pass % aggregate for the QP.
  • In case of unsuccessful completion, the trainee may seek reassessment on the Qualification Pack.