Profession dip tank operator

Dip tank operators set up and tend dip tanks, which are coating machines, designed to provide otherwise finished work pieces with durable coating by dipping them in a tank of a specific sort of paint, preservative or molten zinc.

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Personality Type


  • Dip tank parts

    The set-up and different parts of a dip-coating machine, or dip tank, such as the tank made from noncombustible material, drain board, steel supports, rack and pinion, cylinder lifting, and lifting yoke.

  • 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.

  • Health and safety in the workplace

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

  • Dip-coating process

    The various steps in the process of dipping a workpiece in a coating material solution, including immersion, start-up, deposition, drainage, and, possibly, evaporation.

  • 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.


  • Tend dip tank

    Tend a manufacturing machine designed to coat workpiece surfaces by applying dip-coating machine processes, monitor and operate it according to regulations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ensure equipment availability

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

  • 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.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

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

Optional knowledge and skills

types of metal manufacturing processes maintain mechanical equipment distinguish lumber categories manufacturing of small metal parts perform test run apply preliminary treatment to workpieces treat wood manufacturing of light metal packaging inspect quality of products dipping tank types manufacturing of metal assembly products manufacturing of metal household articles galvanise metal workpiece ferrous metal processing woodworking processes consult technical resources provide advice to technicians types of plastic manufacturing of metal containers clean industrial containers spot metal imperfections manufacturing of tools manufacturing of steam generators manufacturing of door furniture from metal apply water transfer printing techniques metal coating technologies manufacturing of cutlery operate metal polishing equipment types of metal monitor gauge manufacturing of weapons and ammunition dispose of hazardous waste types of wood non-ferrous metal processing keep records of work progress set up the controller of a machine dye wood

Source: Sisyphus ODB