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Coatings Inspector

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Finishing Trades Institute
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

8 skill sets | 8 total skills
Recognize and execute the duties, responsibilities, and authority of a coatings inspector including ethics, safety and conflict prevention.
Identify types of corrosion; properties of a coating, coatings classification, modes of protection; coating types and curing mechanisms.
Describe how coatings inspection can prevent premature coating failure and identify common modes for coatings failure.
Perform coating inspections using non-destructive techniques and inspection instruments; test instruments for measurement of environmental or ambient conditions.
Identify proper surface preparation techniques, equipment, methods and standards for abrasive blasting, solvent cleaning and power and manual tool cleaning.
Demonstrate the ability to develop pre-job or preconstruction conference and an inspection plan/procedure with thorough documentation and log book content.
Identify the differences between quality assurance and quality control and the impact to coatings performance.
Compare inspection results to specification requirements.

Technical Instruction

Introduction to the Union and Finishing Trades - 32 req. hrs
Analyze the IUPAT’s role in the labor movement from 1887 to the Present.
Identify the organizational responsibilities of the IUPAT to its members.
Demonstrate the individual’s responsibilities as a IUPAT member.
Recognize the structure of the IUPAT at the International, District Council, and Local Union levels.
Display good character and ethical behavior in all matters personal and professional.
Demonstrate effective skills and knowledge using computers and related technology and applications.
Utilize trade-related tools and equipment.
Interpret drawings related to the finishing trades.
Apply trade math calculations on the job.
Demonstrate sustainable/green building design awareness on all construction sites and in all trade practices.
Health and Safety - 32 req. hrs
Recognize and apply the fundamentals of worker and jobsite safety (OSHA) on the construction site.
Perform the proper application of First Aid, CPR, and AED on the job.
Display healthy ergonomic practices in the workplace and on the construction site.
Demonstrate awareness and lead-safe work practices on the jobsite.
Leadership and Professional Development - 32 req. hrs
Clearly and appropriately express ideas and other information through good oral, listening and writing skills to all levels of personnel.
Demonstrate creativity, integrity and other influential qualities and characteristics necessary to successfully lead as a foreman, project manager or jobsite supervisor.
Execute planning and organizational skills necessary to successfully complete a job on time and on budget.
Recognize and apply emerging technologies in the occupation in order to elevate the industry.
Applicator Training Basics - 40 req. hrs
Surface Preparation
Abrasive Materials
Coating Materials
Application Methods of Protective Coatings
Fundamentals of Protective Coatings - 40 req. hrs
Corrosion and Corrosion Control
Coating Types and Their Mechanisms and Protection
Surface Preparation for Painting
Application of Coatings
Inspection and Quality Control
Coatings for Steel Structures
Coating Degradation, Defects, and Failures
Coating of Concrete Surfaces
Safety in Painting Operations
Lead Paint Removal - 40 req. hrs
Background Information on Lead and Other Toxic Metals
Legal and Regulatory Overview
Worker Protection from Lead and Other Toxic Metals
Compliance with Air, Soil, Water/Sediment, and Dust Regulations
Management of Solid and Hazardous Waste
Sources of Lead Exposure
Control of Environmental Releases
Specifications and Site-Specific Compliance Plans
Work Site Preparation
Insurance and Bonding Issues
Other Safety and Health Hazards
Lead Paint Removal Refresher - 40 req. hrs
Background Information
Regulatory Update
Worker Protection from Lead and Other Toxic Metals
Control of Environmental Releases
Safety Trained Supervisor Construction Exam Prep - 48 req. hrs
Introduction to the STS-Construction Exam
Supervisor-specific Safety Skills
STS Construction Blueprint & Exam
Elements of Safety Leadership
Final STS-Construction Prep Exam
CIP Level 1 - 48 req. hrs
Use of protective coatings to control corrosion
Corrosion fundamentals such as properties of a coating, coating classification, and modes of protection
Coating types and curing mechanisms
Coating specifications including service environments and coating life cycle
Surface preparation equipment, methods and standards for abrasive blasting, solvent cleaning and power and manual tool cleaning
Coating application by brush, roller, mitt, and conventional and airless spray
Role and responsibilities of the inspector including safety, ethics, and conflict prevention and decision making
Inspection procedures and quality control
Purpose and content of a pre-job conference
Test instruments for measurement of environmental or ambient conditions
Non-destructive test instruments
Testing for non-visible contaminants
Quality control issues, recognizing design and fabrication defects and coating failure modes
Material safety data sheets (MSDS) and product technical data sheets
Purpose and content of log book and report documentation

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