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

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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