Opportunities strongest for experienced industrial spray painters
Chances are good for experienced industrial spray painters due to New Zealand manufacturers needing people to work on machinery components for export.
Opportunities are more limited for those with with no experience.
Your best chance of getting a job is to work for an industrial spray painting company as a labourer. If you can show you have initiative, they may train you in spray painting.
According to the Census, 1,641 industrial spray painters worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Types of employers varied
Industrial spray painters work for:
- specialist paint shops
- industrial companies such as metal manufacturers
- joinery manufacturing companies, making items such as cabinets and doors
- furniture-making companies.