- 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.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 20% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for electroplater is £19,949
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 85. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for electroplater roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £19,949 per year. That is about £1,662 per month or £10.23 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,231, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,157
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 85 people are employed in the region.