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Electroplaters operate continuous plant to coat metal parts and articles electrolytically, form metal articles by electro- and vacuum-deposition, dip and spray articles with another metal, plastic powder or other material and treat articles chemically to produce desired surface finishes.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £16286. Normal pay is £25302 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £40266.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Removes article from solution and centrifuges, if necessary, to remove excess molten metal before cooling.
  • Immerses articles in plating solutions or sprays article until required thickness of coating has been deposited.
  • Sets machine, plant, or equipment controls to regulate electric current and temperature of molten zinc, tin, chromium, copper or other non-ferrous metal.
  • Fits appropriate nozzle on spray gun, loads spray gun with appropriate coating material and prepares electrolytic solutions.
  • Masks area not to be covered with wax, resistant adhesive tape or other material.
  • Cleans and rinses article or pre-shaped form to be coated.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Reading Comprehension


  • Active Listening


  • Active Learning


  • Learning Strategies


  • Critical Thinking


  • Mathematics


  • Writing


  • Monitoring


  • Speaking


  • Science


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