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Electroplaters

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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About this Career

£19,737

Average salary

New workers start around £15,230.57. Normal pay is £19,737 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £39,157.13.

Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.

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