Painting Operator, Paint Machine Operator, Coating Operator

Minimum Preferably 10th/12th standard pass Certified training for Silicone Painting Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q0108 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a Silicone Painting Operator is expected to perform include:

Programming the paint application machine for automated system

Applying silicone paint to the resistor

Sending the painted resistor through oven

Performing post-painting finishing and storing

Checking visually the coated resistors visually

Knowledge of basic electronics and component identification

Well-versed with different types of paint application machines, their functions and controls

Proficient in basic programming, setting up and loading the paint application machine

Adept in working with thickness and material viscosity of paints

Proficient in baking techniques with temperature specifications

Knowledge of brush coat, dip coat and spray coat techniques

Well-versed with the colour codes and polarity of components

Knowledge of consumables, painting process, quality control, costs

Proficient in repairing and maintenance of machines and tools

Well-versed with electro-static discharge (ESD) precautions

Not applicable

Attention to detail

Good eyesight

Visual accuracy

Arithmetic & Geometric skills

Reflective thinking

Problem solving skills

It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Travelling is part of the job

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 8/9 hours every day for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system may be applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to silicone, etc.Occupational hazards may include irritation in the eyes and skin, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Electronic Sector in India

The electronic industry in India has grown from the production of 328 billion to 947 billion in the year 2009 at a CAGR of 16.4%. The high growth rate has been supported by healthy Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows. According to the NSDC report, it is estimated that the demand for electronics (consumption) in India will be US $ 363 billion in 2015.


Among several challenges, shortage of skilled manpower has been identified as one of the most critical constraints that the sector is facing. All these factors mean that there will be an increase in the employment opportunities for Silicone Painting Operators in towns and cities across India.

Electronics manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India