Electroplate/anodise operator

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Job Title

Electroplate/anodise operator


Based at South West Metal Finishing, Exeter although may have to travel to other SWMF sites and supplier sites on occasion

Reporting Relationships

Reporting the process team leader

Job Purpose

Hard chrome/Silver/copper/ENP/cadmium/Zinc Nickel/Passivation/Chromic/Sulphuric/hard anodising, this list is not exhaustive.

Main Responsiblities

  • Loading components on to jig fixtures
  • Loading and unloading loaded jigs in to acid, alkaline and plating chemical solutions.
  • Setting temperature, voltage and current controls
  • Masking off areas that don’t require plating, using masking agents, bungs and tapes
  • Dipping or brushing products with chemical solutions
  • Monitoring of electroplating process
  • Carry out basic quality checks
  • De-jigging components from jigging assemblies
  • Removing of masking agents using mechanical and chemical methods
  • Transferring newly coated items to finishing or storage area
  • Ensuring that work is undertaken in compliance with regulations, manuals and company policy;
  • Ensuring compliance to Health, Safety and Environmental policies and report any concern to supervision
  • Liaise with the customer Liaison and planning Supervisor and Key Customer contacts to agree delivery plans
  • Report any maintenance issues to maintenance and production supervision.
  • Attend daily team brief at production planning board, talk through the day’s plan and any issues that could jeopardised the plan with your team leader
  • Liaise with the laboratory and quality on issues that could affect the running of the process.
  • Ensure area is kept to clean and any 5S actions and Audit are actioned
  • Support any actions necessary to improve quality or process improvement
  • There will be an expectation to undertake the Institute of materials course at foundation and technician level.
  • Production paperwork to be completed in accordance with company policy

Skills required to perform the role

  • Attention to detail and sufficient level of dexterity
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Be able to complete job cards and production paperwork

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