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This unit group includes workers who operate machines or equipment to deposit metallized substances on metal or other articles to provide decorative, protective or restorative coatings. They are employed by metal products manufacturing companies and by customized metal plating and coating shops.
anodizer, electroplater operator, galvanizer, metal coater operator, metal dipper, metal electroplater, metal spray operator, sherardizer.
- Prepare and mix metallizing solutions according to formulas or specifications
- Operate and control electroplating equipment to coat metal and other objects
- Operate hot-dip metal plating equipment to galvanize metal and other objects
- Tend automatic metal coating machine which conveys objects through series of cleaning, rinsing and plating solutions
- Operate spray equipment to build up worn or damaged parts or to bond protective or decorative coatings on metal objects
- Check proper thickness of plating using micrometers, callipers or other devices
- May clean and prepare metal parts for coating
- May tend ovens which cure metal coating.
Outlook & Prospects for Plating, Metal Spraying and Related Operators in Newfoundland and Labrador
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- The provincial government announced $39,500 in funding to strengthen child care services in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nalcor is scheduled to start drilling the underwater transmission line to link Labrador to Newfoundland this week as part of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The company expects to have the project completed by 2016.
- The provincial government announced $22,000 in funding to the Torngat Joint Fisheries Board in Nain to hold a conference aimed at establishing best practices for Nunatsiavut crab and shrimp harvesters
- The provincial government has awarded a $51M contract to Damen Shipyards to build a new 80-metre vessel for the Fogo Island and Change Islands service. An additional $10M investment was made to upgrade the wharf on Bell Island and Portugal Cove.
- The provincial government has announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracking in NL until further reviews have been completed and policies developed (available in French only)
- The Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador reports that 20 cruise ships carrying over 61,820 passengers and crew visited NL in 2013. The cruise industry is seeing a demand for multiple ports within the province on a single itinerary.
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in funding to the NL Heart and Stroke Foundation¿s Restart a Heart program. Twenty-five automated external defibrillators will be placed in community and recreational facilities throughout the province.
- The provincial government launched a new law enforcement unit to fight against child exploitation, illegal drugs and organized crime in NL. The name of the unit is called the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit ¿ Newfoundland Labrador (CFSEU-NL).
- Two Target department stores are scheduled to open on November 13th, one on Stavanger Drive in St. John's and one in Corner Brook
- According to a survey completed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, 20% of physicians indicated that they plan to leave the province within the next two years, and 8% indicated that they plan to retire in the same timeframe
- The provincial fishing industry received $400M in funding to support Canadian seafood processors to access and be more competitive in European markets. The funding is cost-shared by the provincial and federal governments.
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