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Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces.

Salary Breakdown

Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Average

$31,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$20,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$32,500

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$45,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

2,120

Projected job openings through 2028


Top Expected Tasks

Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Production and Processing

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Chemistry

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Operation and Control

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Near Vision

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness


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