Profession surface treatment operator

Surface treatment operators apply chemicals and paint to the material surface in order to protect against corrosion. They calculate the materials needed for surface protection.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Corrosion types

    The various types of oxidation reactions with the environment, such as rusting, copper pitting, stress cracking, and others.

  • Material mechanics

    The behaviour of solid objects when subjected to stresses and strains, and the methods to calculate these stresses and strains.

Skills

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Work with chemicals

    Handle chemicals and select specific ones for certain processes. Be aware of the reactions which arise from combining them.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

Optional knowledge and skills

industrial paint electroplating tend anodising machine monitor painting operations tend electroplating machine tend dip tank maintain equipment tend surface grinding machine dip-coating process mix chemicals anodising process