Plating & Coating Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Also called: Plater, Line Operator, Coater Operator, Machine Operator
In the Marine Corps: Machinery Repairman; Machinist
In the Navy: Machinery Repairman
What they do:Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Includes electrolytic processes.
On the job, you would:
- Inspect coated or plated areas for defects such as air bubbles or uneven coverage.
- Immerse objects to be coated or plated into cleaning solutions, or spray objects with conductive solutions to prepare them for plating.
- Immerse workpieces in coating solutions or liquid metal or plastic for specified times.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Safety and Government
Math and Science
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
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