An electroplater works on plating an artists work

Electroplater

Electroplaters control plating processes and maintain solutions used to coat metal articles and other parts with non-ferrous metals.

Overview

Electroplaters control plating processes and maintain solutions used to coat metal articles and other parts with non-ferrous metals.

Day-to-day

  • selects metal stock for job requirements
  • heats metal in forges and furnaces and hammers, punches and cuts metal using hand tools and machine presses
  • tempers and hardens finished articles by quenching in oil or water baths or by cooling gradually in air
  • prepares electrolytic and silver solutions for electroforming and planting solution to the objects to be coated
  • sets and adjusts controls to regulate electric current and depositing of coating on objects.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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