Profession anodising machine operator

Anodising machine operators set up and tend anodising machines designed to provide otherwise finished metal workpieces, usually aluminum-based, with a durable, anodic oxide, corrosion-resistant finishing coat, by a electrolyctic passiviation process that increases the thickness of the natural oxide layer of the metal workpieces' surface.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Electrolytic passivation process

    The electrolytic passivation process in an anodising tank, including process elements such as negative cathodes, oxygen off-gassing, hydrogen off-gassing, gass removal by a low pressure air supply and a fume collection vent, and others.

  • Health and safety in the workplace

    The body of rules, procdeures and regulations related to safety, health and welfare of people in their workplace. 

  • Anodising process

    The various steps necessary in the process of forming an electrical circuit's anode electrode in order to increase the density of the natural oxide layer on the surface of a metal workpiece hereby enhancing corrosion and wear. These steps include: pre-cleaning, masking and racking, degreasing and rinsing, etching and rinsing, deoxidising and rinsing, anodising and rinsing, sealing and drying, and inspection.


  • Tend anodising machine

    Tend the different stations of a metalworking machine designed to form anode electrodes as part of the anodising process. This includes tending the coil feed operation station, the pre-treatment and cleaning tanks, the anodise tanks, the post treatment facility and the coil rewind equipment; monitor and operate all according to regulations.

  • Heed the altering anodising properties

    Heed the possible alteration of the metal workpiece during the anodising process, such as the expanding thickness of the raised metal surface, when setting up the machining dimension and allow it the necessary space.

  • Push anodising tank air bar

    Push the air bar connected to an immediate supply of low pressure air in an anodising tank in order to facilitate mobility from the hydrogen off-gas through the fume collection vent to the general exhaust blower and, finally, into the atmosphere.

Optional knowledge and skills

aluminium alloys dispose of hazardous waste manufacturing of steam generators manufacturing of weapons and ammunition set up the controller of a machine manufacturing of cutlery apply preliminary treatment to workpieces provide advice to technicians perform test run consult technical resources monitor gauge anodising specifications keep records of work progress chase threaded hole clean industrial containers facilitate coated workpieces to dry electricity electric current non-ferrous metal processing chemistry operate metal polishing equipment ferrous metal processing maintain mechanical equipment manufacturing of door furniture from metal spot metal imperfections metal coating technologies monitor coating specifications types of metal manufacturing processes inspect quality of products