Plating specialist requires the planning and plating of any part by the electroplating process using chromium, cadmium, copper and zinc. Performs all tasks related to the operation of ION Exchange Equipment and the addition of chemicals in conjunction with laboratory instructions. Calculates mathematically the surface area to be plated per specification. Able to perform all plating without supervision.
I. Maintain chemical composition of solutions per specifications
II. Must have shop math skills to correctly calculate the square-footage/inches of surface for plating requirements.
III. Interpret specifications and blueprints for allowable tolerances and variations in process procedures
IV. Assist in diagnosing and correcting causes of defective workmanship.
V. Plans sequence of operations and controls the electroplating of parts in the solutions using electrical current, temperatures and immersion times to obtain specified thickness and texture of plating.
VI. Load and unload parts from racks and holding fixtures
VII. Assures all specifications for stress relief and embrittlement relief are adhered to.
VIII. Recommends corrective action for plating issues that arise.
IX. Operate all ION exchange equipment to condition water to the required specifications
X. Operate any processing equipment as required.
Understanding of blue print reading, interpretation and reading of specifications, chemical processing, shop math. Ability to work from complicated prints and specifications. Requires use of High School Graduate or GED.
5 years' minimum of aircraft manufacturing experience, including 2 years' minimum experience in both Cad and Chrome Plating.
Particularly disagreeable working conditions due to exposure to dangerous chemicals, fumes, and hot temperatures. Requires heavy lifting material in disagreeable ergonomic positioning, and full body PPE in warm conditions.