Electroplating Engineer


The tasks an Electroplater is expected to perform include:

Givinga coating of gold, silver, nickel, chromium, copper etc. of required thickness to metal parts by electrolytic process

Examiningthe strength of metallic solution and setting anode plates (positive terminal) in solution

Suspending the degreased components well dipped in side plating solution and connecting cathode (negative) to it

Regulating the current and allowingthe components to remain dipped in solution for specific period depending upon the type and thickness of plating required

Drying the components in sawdust or centrifugal air dryer

Transferring the components to unrigging rack or other specified place for polishing

Abilityto immersework pieces in coating solutions or liquid metal for specified times

Experience in characterizing products in terms of their size, quantity distance and cost

Knowledge of positioning and feeding materials into process machines, by automated equipment

Proficient in removing components and swilling them in hot and cold water baths

Equipped toprepareplating solution under the guidance of shop supervisor

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Keen observer

Problem sensitivity

Arm-hand steadiness

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 5/6 days a week for 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is considered to be mildlyhazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks may includestanding for long hours, exposure to dust, chemicals and noise,etc.

Occupational hazards may includemusculoskeletal injuries, burns, breathing problems, minor cuts,etc.

For freshers - INR128to INR222per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR200 to INR300 per day

(Thesefigures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Iron & Steel Sector in India

The Indian steel industry is one of the most promising industries in the country and across the world. Consumption of steel is an important indicator of economic progress of any country; it increases with an increase in demand for infrastructure, automobiles, transportation, etc. India is blessed with a rich bed of iron ore and steel in mainly eastern parts of the country like Orissa and West Bengal, which contribute to more than 70% of the total steel production.

During 2002-2003, India imported 1.51 million 8 tonnes of finished steel recording a growth of 18.8%. During 2003-04 the imports of steel have been estimated to be around 1.65 million tonnes. The total volume of finished (carbon) steel imported during the current year (April-October 2004) is provisionally estimated at1.05 MT which is higher by 7.7% imported during the corresponding period of last year.

Today, India is the eighth largest steel producing country in the world. The development of iron and steel industry was envisaged during the first Five-Year Plan, but it was during the Second Five-Year Plan that the three integrated steel projects were started at Bhilai, Rourkela and Durgapur. The National Steel Policy 2005 aims at increasing the total steel production of the country to 110 million tonnes per year (in 2019-20) from 38 million tonnes (in 2004-05).

Iron & Steel sector represents around 90,000 crores of capital and directly provides employment to over 5 lacs people. Iron & Steel sector makes an important contribution to the economy, construction sector, export earnings and employment of India. With the growth in the construction sector the demand of construction sector the demand of Iron & Steel is expected to increase considering the competitiveness of Indian steel in the International Market.

Iron & steel manufacturingcompanies across India

Iron and steel plants across India

Will be updated

Government Industrial Training institute , Andhra Pradesh

All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society?s Industrial Training, Daund

Kushner Electroplating School, Nashik