Electroplaters operate continuous plant to coat metal parts and articles electrolytically, form metal articles by electro- and vacuum-deposition, dip and spray articles with another metal, plastic powder or other material and treat articles chemically to produce desired surface finishes.


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£ 15,994
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In the past year there were 4,664 vacancies for this type of job

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What they do most days?

  • Removes article from solution and centrifuges, if necessary, to remove excess molten metal before cooling.

  • Immerses articles in plating solutions or sprays article until required thickness of coating has been deposited.

  • Sets machine, plant, or equipment controls to regulate electric current and temperature of molten zinc, tin, chromium, copper or other non-ferrous metal.

  • Fits appropriate nozzle on spray gun, loads spray gun with appropriate coating material and prepares electrolytic solutions.

  • Masks area not to be covered with wax, resistant adhesive tape or other material.

  • Cleans and rinses article or pre-shaped form to be coated.

Hard Skills

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Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

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  • Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Sales

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Mentorship

  • Research

  • Supervision

  • Enthusiasm

  • Mathematics

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