Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

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.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $32,360.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,734
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -8.04 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up computer numerical control machines
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Adjust flow of electricity to tools or production equipment
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Load items into ovens or furnaces
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Connect supply lines to production equipment or tools
Install mechanical equipment, components, or systems
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Braze metal parts or components
Weld metal parts and components
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Position containers to receive materials or workpieces
Cast metal objects
File metal or plastic objects
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Process metals using power or hand tools

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