Profession enameller

Enamellers embellish metals such as gold, silver, copper, steel, cast iron or platinum by painting it. The enamel they apply, consists of coloured powdered glass.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Metal smoothing technologies

    The various technologies used for the smoothening, polishing and buffing of fabricated metal workpieces.

  • Metal coating technologies

    The various processes and technologies used for to coating and painting fabricated metal workpieces.

  • 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

  • Operate metal polishing equipment

    Operate equipment designed to buff and polish metal workpieces, such as diamond solutions, silicon-made polishing pads, or working wheels with a leather polishing strop, and others.

  • Check quality of enamel

    Use a needle to check the enamel. In case it is chipped or cracked, remove the enamel and repeat the entire enamel process.

  • Detect product defects

    Report in case the product arrives with a defect from previous processes. Understand the type of defect and send it to the right person.

  • Prepare the enamel

    Create the enamel by crushing enamel lumps and grind into powder using mortar and pestel. Use the required quantities and colours and make sure there aren't any impurities.

  • Perform enamelling

    Paint and apply enamel paint on the prepared surface using brushes with soft bristles. Make sure to use separate brushes and containers for different colours.

  • Fire the surface

    Use stainless steel mesh and place the painted piece in the kiln, oven or furnace in order to melt the colour and let it flow.

  • Prepare surface for enamelling

    Remove any grease, oil grime or dust from the surface and make the enamelling area of even thickness in order to achieve even colour distribution while firing.

Optional knowledge and skills

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