Profession coating machine operator

Coating machine operators set up and tend coating machines that coat metal products with a thin layer of covering of materials such as lacquer, enamel, copper, nickel, zinc, cadmium, chromium or other metal layering in order to protect or decorate the metal products' surfaces. They run all coating machine stations on multiple coaters.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Coating machine parts

    The various parts, qualities and applications of a manufacturing machine designed for providing workpieces with a, sometimes protective, finishing coat, such as the drum unloader, feed hopper, rotary sieve, spray booth, (powder) spray guns, dry cartridge collector, final filters, high voltage power supply point, and others.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Types of metal

    Qualities, specifications, applications and reactions to different fabricating processes of various types of metal, such as steel, aluminium, brass, copper and others.

  • Industrial paint

    The various kinds of paint used as coating in manufacturing finishing processes, such as primers, intermediate coats, finish coats, stripe coats, and others.

  • Coating substances

    Have knowledge of various types of coating, providing a workpiece with one or more finishing layers of resins, sugars, powders, inactive and insoluable fillers, waxes, gums, plasticisers, colouring materials, lacquer, 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. 

Skills

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • Supply machine

    Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.

  • Remove processed workpiece

    Remove individual workpieces after processing, from the manufacturing machine or the machine tool. In case of a conveyor belt this involves quick, continuous movement.

  • Monitor moving workpiece in a machine

    Monitor the processing of a workpiece in motion, such as a piece of metal or wood moved linearly over a static manufacturing machine.

  • Ensure equipment availability

    Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.

  • Remove inadequate workpieces

    Evaluate which deficient processed workpieces do not meet the set-up standard and should be removed and sort the waste according to regulations.

  • Tend coating machine

    Tend manufacturing machines designed to coat workpiece surfaces by applying various coating machine processes, such as powder coating, monitor and operate it according to regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

dip-coating process stamping press parts types of stamping press operate metal polishing equipment manufacturing of heating equipment non-ferrous metal processing monitor coating specifications spot metal imperfections remove coating monitor conveyor belt metal coating technologies clean industrial containers manufacturing of weapons and ammunition manufacturing of small metal parts manufacturing of steam generators facilitate coated workpieces to dry perform test run manufacturing of tools manufacturing of metal structures types of metal manufacturing processes manufacturing of light metal packaging provide advice to technicians consult technical resources manufacturing of steel drums and similar containers manufacturing of metal assembly products set up the controller of a machine maintain mechanical equipment apply preliminary treatment to workpieces ferrous metal processing inspect quality of products manufacturing of door furniture from metal dispose of hazardous waste manufacturing of doors from metal manufacturing of metal household articles monitor gauge manufacturing of metal containers keep records of work progress tend stamping press

Source: Sisyphus ODB