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Painter, Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist

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

Time-Based Skills

8 skill sets | 85 total skills
Core Curriculum - 32 req. hrs
History of IUPAT
Survival of the Fittest
Green Building Awareness
Sexual Harassment
Math for the Construction Trades
Basic Computing
Architectural Drawings/Blueprint Reading
Introduction to Health and Safety
First Aid/CPR/AED
Respiratory Protection
Lead Abatement Awareness for the Lead Worker
Hand and Power Tool Safety Awareness
Communication Skills
Foreman Training
Project Management
Supervisor Training Program (STP)
Health and Safety Awareness for the Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist - 300 req. hrs
Don (put on), doff (remove), inspect, and maintain the proper PPE that should be worn.
Perform a job analysis for safe working conditions.
Safely demonstrate the proper use and maintenance of ICLAS tools and equipment.
Maintain clean work areas (housekeeping).
Demonstrate how to perform positive and negative fit checks on selected respirators.
Use selected monitoring equipment to measure the atmosphere in a confined space.
Recognize the symptoms associated with excess exposure to heat and cold.
Store, handle, and transport tools, equipment and materials properly.
Identify the locations of First Aid and Fire Equipment.
Correctly use fall arresting and other fall protection equipment.
Demonstrate safe work practices for erecting and dismantling scaffolds, including: pre-planning, inspecting scaffold components, load capacity, platform construction, access requirements, and fall protection.
Demonstrate a pre-inspection and the safe operation of an aerial lift.
Describe and demonstrate the proper use of various types of personal fall protection equipment.
Describe and demonstrate the steps of ladder safety, including: selection, inspection, set-up, safe techniques and proper maintenance and storage.
Use flags and paddles to safely control vehicle movements around work zones in accordance with state and national guidelines.
Demonstrate the measurement of a selected containment ventilation air pressure and/or air flow requirement using the appropriate instrumentation.
Recognize and describe a selected emission quality assessment method.
Perform and explain the procedures for conducting forklift inspections.
Calculate load weight and determine forklift capabilities for that load.
Introduction to Industrial Coatings - 350 req. hrs
Demonstrate the characteristics of a professional Painter, Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist.
Exhibit suitable appearance and personal hygiene.
Exhibit proper attitude and behavior on the jobsite, including private residences and other occupied buildings.
Deal with difficult customers in a professional and courteous manner.
Interpret written and verbal instructions.
Recognize the importance of cooperation andinteraction with related occupations on a jobsite.
Demonstrate the ability to follow specific work place protocol and procedures.
Materials and Corrosion - 600 req. hrs
Recognize the critical role of the applicator in providing protection from corrosion.
Recognize the 8 basic forms of corrosion.
Demonstrate the 5 basic methods of mitigating corrosion.
Select conditions that meet project demands in various conditions and service environments.
Set-up of a jobsite including selection of trailers, storing flammable liquids, waste thinner, hazardous lead waste, and tarps.
Demonstrate the ability to tie knots correctly and understand the different types of knots used in Industrial applications.
Store, handle, and transport tools, equipment and materials properly.
Surface Preparation - 850 req. hrs
Apply proper surface preparation techniques to achieve the maximum level of protection available through protective coatings systems.
Create a surface that meets industry standards defining an achievable surface cleanliness level.
Demonstrate the safe and appropriate application of surface preparation techniques.
Demonstrate and describe the proper use, maintenance and storage of surface preparation tools and equipment.
Demonstrate solvent hand tool cleaning, safety, PPE, methods, care, and repair SSPC – SP1.
Demonstrate power tool safety, PPE, methods of use, standards, and inspection SSPC – SP3.
Demonstrate the proper set-up of compressor, blast pot, and separators with control valves, hose and coupling layout.
Demonstrate abrasive blasting system operation guidelines: warnings and hazards, pre-start, daily checks, start-up, operation, and shutdown.
Create a surface that meets industry standards defining an achievable surface cleanliness level.
Demonstrate the proper use, care, PPE, and inspection of water cleaning and water jetting.
Recognize and describe surface preparation of concrete in accordance with SSPC – SP13/NACE 6.
Measure ambient conditions.
Determine when to measure ambient conditions.
Recognize when coating operations should not be permitted due to adverse ambient conditions.
Identify and employ troubleshooting techniques and procedures.
Spray Applications - 600 req. hrs
Demonstrate proper spray techniques for each of the spray systems and troubleshoot spray pattern problems.
Demonstrate proper care and maintenance of spray equipment.
Demonstrate appropriate use and safe handling of spray equipment.
Recognize, select, and demonstrate the following equipment for coating application.
Demonstrate thermo spraying methods, i.e., wire flame, powder flame, electric arc and plasma.
Demonstrate safe and proper methods to mix paint.
Demonstrate proper use of wet film thickness gauge.
Demonstrate the procedures required to clean and lubricate a spray gun.
Coatings - 1000 req. hrs
Demonstrate proper use of wet film thickness gauge.
Demonstrate quality inspection procedures for monitoring ambient air, surface temperature, and surface profile.
Interpret manufacturer’s catalog product data sheets to determine recommended uses and product/performance characteristics for industrial coatings.
Use MSDSs to determine the hazards, appropriate personal protective equipment, and other safety-relevant information pertaining to the use of industrial coatings.
Use manufacturer’s coating application bulletins to determine the proper surface preparation and application procedures required for use with industrial coatings.
Specialty Applications - 650 req. hrs
Plural Components
Thermal Spray
Powder Coatings
Pipeline Coatings
Electrostatic Spray

Technical Instruction

History of IUPAT - 4 req. hrs
Identify the historical reasons for unionization.
Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the labor movement in the U.S.
Describe the union structure and its activities.
Explain how unions promote the occupation and serve its members
Understand the union’s impact on economic issues, corporation, productivity, and distribution of wealth.
Identify and explain the most significant labor laws of the 1900s.
Analyze the impact the labor movement has had on social and political reform.
Evaluate the IUPAT’s role in the labor movement from 1887 to the Present.
Survival of the Fittest - 2 req. hrs
Investigate the current state of the union’s market share.
Discuss the personal rewards and consequences associated with the union’s market share.
Describe successful strategies for unions to regain a market share in the construction industry.
Identify and describe what the union provides on an ongoing basis to its members and affiliates.
Identify the roles and responsibilities of the end users, contractors, union, and rank and file.
Articulate the value that the union provides its members and affiliates.
Describe the impact the IUPAT’s Top Workplace Performance (TWP) program has on shaping attitudes and performance.
Discuss the generational changes in rank and file attitudes and behaviors.
Green Building Awareness - 4 req. hrs
Describe sustainability and the social, environmental, and economic impact.
Identify the benefits of sustainability.
Explain the purpose of sustainability in commercial and residential buildings.
Identify professional ‘green’ organizations.
Identify elements of sustainability.
Explain the importance of green practices.
Define green bid specifications.
Identify and interpret a green specification in a project manual.
Source and cost out green products.
Create a bid incorporating green products and practices.
Describe the elements involved with sustainable sites.
Describe water efficiency practices.
Determine energy and atmospheric requirements.
Identify and describe effective materials and resources.
Discuss indoor environmental quality standards.
Discuss the ‘green’ innovation and design process.
Identify and discuss the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – New Construction (LEED-NC) Process.
Sexual Harassment - 2 req. hrs
Define sexual harassment.
Identify the law sexual harassment violates.
Identify characteristics of quid pro quo sexual harassment.
Identify characteristics of hostile environment sexual harassment.
Cite factors that contribute to the determination of whether behavior is sexual harassment.
Explain legal and other consequences of sexual harassment.
Identify effects of sexual harassment.
Identify costs associated with sexual harassment.
Discuss employer liability in harassment Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist (ICLAS) cases.
Identify United States Supreme Court Landmark ICLAS cases.Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, with and without a calculator.
Use a standard ruler, a metric ruler, and a measuring tape to measure.
Math for the Construction Trades - 12 req. hrs
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, with and without a calculator.
Convert decimals to percentages and percentages to decimals.
Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
Explain what the metric system is and how it is important in the construction industry.
Recognize and use metric units of length, weight, volume, and temperature.
Recognize some of the basic shapes used in the construction industry and apply basic geometry to measure them.
Basic Computing - 4 req. hrs
Describe the components of a computer system.
Define microcomputer hardware in terms of its functions: input, output, processing, and storage.
Describe how peripheral devices are connected to a microcomputer.
Identify types of software and their functions and describe the difference between system software and application software.
Navigate and use the Windows XP environment to open and use applications, manage documents, and identify and maintain resources.
Access and navigate the World Wide Web to find information.
Create, format, and edit documents using Microsoft® Word.
Create, revise, and enhance business presentations using Microsoft® PowerPoint.
Create, revise, and enhance spreadsheets using Microsoft® Excel.
Architectural Drawings/Blueprint Reading - 16 req. hrs
Define blueprint and blueprint reading.
Define plans and specifications.
Describe how plans and specifications are prepared.
Describe the purpose and importance of a set of plans.
Identify and define various parts of a set of plans.
Identify the various views of a drawing that are included in a set of plans and their relationship to each other.
Identify and define material symbols, abbreviations, and lines used in drawings.
Define the meaning of scale.
Use fractional rule to calculate measurements.
Explain how an architect’s scale is used to measure lines.
Use the architect’s scale to determine the actual length of a scaled line.
Recognize, locate, and determine missing dimensions.
Describe proper handling procedures for plans and drawings.
Introduction to Health and Safety - 10 req. hrs
Explain the idea of a safety culture and its importance in the construction fields.
Identify causes of accidents and the impact of accident costs.
Explain the role of OSHA in jobsite safety.
Locate OSHA Standards references applicable to specific hazardous conditions and practices.
Recognize the aspects of 1926 Subpart C (General Safety and Health Provisions).
State the purpose of the OSHA Act and list the functions of OSHA.
List the OSHA inspection priorities and describe the inspection process.
Describe the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the OSHA Act.
Recognize hazard recognition and risk assessment techniques.
Explain fall protection, ladder, stair, and scaffold procedures and requirements.
Identify struck-by hazards and demonstrate safe working procedures and requirements.
Identify caught-in-between hazards and demonstrate safe working procedures and requirements.
Define safe work procedures to use around electrical hazards.
Demonstrate the use and care of appropriate PPE.
Explain the importance of hazard communications (Haz Com) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs).
Identify other construction hazards on your jobsite, including hazardous material exposures, environmental elements, welding and cutting hazards, confined spaces, and fires.
First Aid/CPR/AED - 8 req. hrs
Demonstrate how to minimize the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
Demonstrate how to check an unconscious person for life-threatening and non-life threatening conditions.
Demonstrate how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a person.Demonstrate how to care for a person who is not breathing and/or chocking.
Describe when and how to use an AED.
Ergonomics - 4 req. hrs
Describe ergonomics and its importance in the workplace.
Describe the benefits of implementing an ergonomic program.
Identify and describe ergonomic related injuries and related musculoskeletal disorders that can occur in an office setting.
Identify and describe ergonomic related injuries and related musculoskeletal disorders that can occur in a construction workplace.
Recognize and describe risk factors that can cause musculoskeletal disorders or related injuries.
Describe healthy ergonomics in an office setting.
Describe healthy ergonomics in a construction workplace.
Demonstrate proper stretching techniques.
Identify employee and employer rights and responsibilities.
Respiratory Protection - 4 req. hrs
Describe how the respiratory system works.
Identify the different types of respirators and their purposes.
Demonstrate the proper fit, inspection, cleaning, disinfection, and storage of respirators.
Summarize how the human respiratory system works.
Identify respiratory hazards and describe how they affect the respiratory system.
Identify work activities that can create airborne hazards.
Demonstrate how to perform proper negative and positive fit-checks.
Demonstrate proper inspection of respirators.
Demonstrate safe cleaning, disinfection, and storage procedures for respirators.
Lead Abatement Awareness for the Lead Worker - 8 req. hrs
Explain his/her roles and responsibilities as a Lead Abatement worker.
Recall and describe basics facts in the history of lead and Lead Abatement.
Identify and describe the health effects of lead exposure and protection against lead exposure and poisoning.
Describe and demonstrate safe work practices when working with or aroundlead.
Describe general work safety and health hazards.
Identify and describe the federal, state and local regulations for Lead Abatement workers.
Explain and demonstrate the pre-abatement set up and containment procedures for residential buildings.
Recognize and describe residential lead-based paint hazards and control factors.
Describe and explain interior dust abatement procedures, clean-up and final clearance inspections.
Describe and explain the procedures for soil and exterior dust abatement with waste disposal.
Explain and demonstrate the pre-abatement set up and containment procedures for industrial buildings.
Recognize and describe industrial lead-based paint hazards and control factors.
Describe and demonstrate lead safe work practices in compliance with the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, and HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule.
Hand and Power Tool Safety Awareness - 6 req. hrs
Recognize and identify some of the basic hand tools and their proper uses in the construction industry.
Visually inspect hand tools to determine if they are safe to use.
Safely use hand tools.
Identify power tools commonly used in the construction industry.
Demonstrate and describe all general safety rules for power tools and follow them.
Explain the importance of using guards during the operation of power tools.
Explain the importance of using a properly rated extension cord.
Demonstrate and describe how to properly ground a power tool.
Explain how to maintain power tools properly.
Communication Skills - 4 req. hrs
Interpret information and instructions presented in both verbal and written form.
Communicate effectively in on-the-job situations using verbal and written skills.
Communicate effectively on-the-job using electronic communication devices.
Foreman Training - 2 req. hrs
Describe the role of the foreman.
State the key role of the foreman in maintaining safety rules and regulations.
Describe how to establish and maintain good relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and other professionals.
Describe productive motivational techniques.
Explain the importance of properly performing personnel functions in accordance with the union agreement and company policies.
Explain the importance of developing and using effective communications skills.
Describe the proper planning and organizational skills needed to successfully complete a job.
Describe the “leadership” qualities needed to be an effective foreman.
Project Management - 4 req. hrs
Achieve predicted and desired results in the execution of projects through implementation of consistent methodologies.
Advance the skill level and knowledge of IUPAT Project Managers.
Emphasize the depth and breadth of roles and responsibilities that a Project Manager may be relied upon to manage, to contribute to, or to perform.
Supervisor Training Program (STP) - 2 req. hrs
Define the role of the supervisor.
Define the scope and importance of verbal communication.
Refine written communication skills.
Describe various job site personnel issues.
Identify the supervisor’s role in safety.
Manage and estimate the cost of tools and materials.
Describe the importance of leadership in effective supervision.
Health and Safety Awareness for the Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist - 40 req. hrs
Recognize the important areas of OSHA in general terms.
Identify the Safety Regulations as they apply to safe work practices in the ICLAS occupation
Describe the precautions that must be followed when using flammable liquids and adhesives.
Explain the purpose of Hazard Communication programs.
Explain what a MSDS is, its purpose and limitation.
Describe the role of employer, supplier, and worker in the education of workers.
Outline emergency procedures and how to obtain assistance for injured workers.
Compare and contrast the characteristics of a confined space with those of a permit-required confined space.
Explain confined space characteristics and hazards.
Identify 29 CFR 1910.146 as OSHA’s General Industry Confined Spaces Rule.
Describe the proper technique (ergonomics) for lifting and transporting ICLAS materials and equipment.
Identify safety requirements for erecting and dismantling scaffolds, including: pre-planning, inspecting scaffold components, calculating load capacity, platform construction, access requirements, and fall protection.
Identify the different types of aerial lifts and their related safety rules and precautions.
Describe potential fall hazards in the workplace.Describe the different types of ladders and the conditions under which they are used.
Understand the requirements to protect the driving public and work zone crew at and around construction and maintenance areas (or work zones).
Describe a containment system (classes, enclosure components and methods, ventilation components and methods, emission assessment methods, and worker and equipment decontamination facilities).
Describe the techniques and equipment used for environmental humidity/temperature control.
Describe the qualifications of a competent Forklift Operator.
Explain the laws, regulations, and elevation precautions that apply to forklift operations.
Introduction to Industrial Coatings - 32 req. hrs
Identify and explain the basic terminology used in the industrial coatings field.
Describe the working conditions of the industrial coatings field.
Identify the career options and advancement opportunities in the industrial coatings field.
Describe custody, care, and maintenance of tools and equipment.
Describe the need for Painter, Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist and Industry recognized certification in the Industrial Painting Industry.
Identify basic tools and equipment used for surface preparation and coatings application.
Compare and contrast the Industrial Coatings Industry to the Commercial and Residential Painting Industry.
Understand the history of bridges and the different types of bridges.
Identify and define the components of the structures that comprise a bridge.
Materials and Corrosion - 40 req. hrs
Identify tools of the occupation.
Explain how and why corrosion occurs.
Identify and describe the 8 basic forms of corrosion and how to properly mitigate using proper techniques such as use of hand tools, power tools, and blast media.
Identify and describe the 5 basic methods of mitigating corrosion.
Explain how coatings are used to control corrosion.
Identify paint coat sequence of proper application procedures (primer, second coat, and finish coat).
Explain the environmental concerns associated with Industrial Coating materials.
Surface Preparation - 60 req. hrs
Identify and describe various surfaces, substrates, and rust grades per SSPC Visual Standards and definitions.
Describe common methods of surface preparation and the conditions in which they are applied.
Explain abrasive blasting system operation guidelines: warnings and hazards, pre-start, daily checks, start-up, operation, and shutdown.
Recognize the importance of steel surface preparation.
Identify the effects of mass, velocity, air volume and pressure, nozzle, and hose size on abrasive blasting.
Identify and document initial condition of steel.
Identify the acceptable abrasive blasting conditions (dew point, temperature, relative humidity, dehumidification, wind, and surface temperature).
Identify and describe the materials, equipment, and methods for chemical cleaning and high pressure and ultra high pressure water jetting SSPC – SP12/NACE 5.
Explain what and how ambient conditions affect application and coating performance.
Identify the primary elements of a nozzle blast cleaning system.
Discuss abrasive characteristics.
Spray Applications - 92 req. hrs
Describe basic conventional air and airless spray systems, including variations of each: Conventional (air), Airless, Air-assisted, High- volume, Low-pressure, Electrostatic and Plural-component.
Identify by name, the parts of a spray gun and their functions.
List the procedures required to clean and lubricate a spray gun.
Identify the conditions under which each spray system may be used.
Define and use the proper terms for describing spray techniques and equipment.Explain the relevance of coating terms; dry time, cure time and overcoat time.
Recognize, select, and demonstrate coating applications.
Recognize and describe applicable hazards and safety guidelines for the above mentioned equipment. Recognize and describe proper storage conditions.
Define pot life, induction time, and recoat window and explain their importance.
Explain the methods used to obtain proper DFT and WFT with and without thinning.
Coatings - 96 req. hrs
Identify the three basic mechanisms of corrosion control by coatings.
Identify and explain the film properties necessary to provide the appropriate protection.
Describe how coatings may provide galvanic (cathodic) protection.
Discuss the different generic types available for use and the conditions under which different systems may be appropriate or inappropriate.
Explain the function(s) of pigments, resins, solvents, and additives.
Explain the differences between water-based and oil-based paints and coatings.
Identify the film-forming mechanisms for different generic types of coatings.
Explain the functions performed by different types of industrial coatings.
Specialty Applications - 80 req. hrs
Plural Components
Thermal Spray
Powder Coatings
Pipeline Coatings
Electrostatic Spray

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