Plating Technician at Imagineering Enterprises Inc in South Bend, Indiana

Posted in General Business 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY
Performs wet processes, and related racking and testing procedures necessary to supply our customer with high quality coatings in an efficient and cost effective manner. Must maintain a clean, safe, and organized work area.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Understanding and meeting customer requirements.Maintaining proper plating bath chemistries, including performance of chemical titrations, basic auto-controller operation and temperature probe operation.Maximize process quality and uptime by maintaining equipment functionality through the completion of weekly preventive maintenance work orders, and recording and reporting of any equipment deficiencies in a timely manner.Upkeep plating area and all equipment through proper operation and handling procedures, such as keeping all hoses rolled, dragging tanks and end of shift, removal of empty drums, etc.Understanding of various pretreatments and post-treatments and their effects on customer parts.Visual in-process inspection and adhesion testing.Proper performance of tasks required within the plating process.Proper packaging of completed customer parts when required.Performing strip and rework procedures as required.Testing and control of plating thickness.Proper use of ovens and other drying equipment.Utilize safe methods of handling material, including chemicals, required in all aspects of the plating process.Continuous improvement of various techniques performed within the duties of the position to improve productivity, efficiency, and the cost-effectiveness of the process.Basic rack selection and recommendations for improvement of racking techniques.Continuous performance of administrative tasks associated with the process, including processing (and maintenance if required) of any records generated from these tasks, such as titration logs, Blade Book, maintenance work orders and requests, wastewater logs, inventory records, etc.Lift 40-50 lbs. on a repetitive basis without assistanceStand on a continual basis for duration of shiftVarious types of Respirators are required for this position. Respirator training, fit testing, & medical evaluations are also required for respirator issuance.

JOB LEVEL
Entry level. Acquires job skills to understand wet processing technology. The operator demonstrates proper rinsing techniques, gains command of different pretreatment chemistries, and how they relate to basic metallurgy.

KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE
Possess knowledge required to complete all Imagineering internal paperwork. Understands the different types of Electroless Nickel coatings and what they may be used for. Also understands principals with regards to pretreatment techniques. Must have completed all training requirements to reach this level of operator status.

JOB COMPLEXITY
Assignments are fairly basic. Operator may be assisted in making decisions ranging from pretreatment process to moving the parts while in the tanks. Follows Imagineerings internally generated job instructions and has an understanding of the quality assurance system of controls.

SUPERVISION
Reports to Plant Manager. Normally receives little instruction on routine work other than DPC instructions, and detailed instruction, when necessary, on EN techniques. May receive instruction and training from Level 2 Technicians, Quality Assurance, or other disciplines as required to meet the companies planned goals or objectives.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
The individual is encouraged to complete at least 24 hours of job related training per year. This may be accomplished through University-level courses, seminars, continuing education courses, or as approved by the Executive Management Committee.

TRAVEL
This position rarely requires travel. However, local and overnight travel may be required occasionally.

Disclaimer: Although Imagineering has attempted to accurately and thoroughly describe this position, Imagineering reserves the right to change the same, including to change, add to or subtract from the duties outlined, within the sole discretion of the Company, at any time, with or without advance notice.





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