Electrogalvanizing Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to coat steel strips or wires with zinc.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Electrogalvanizing Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates continuous multistrand electrogalvanizing and heat-treating machine to coat steel strip or wire with zinc, according to written specifications: Mixes chemical solutions, using formulas. Fills cleaning, pickling, galvanizing, and waxing tanks. Charges furnace with gas or coal to prepare for galvanizing process. Inserts wire reels and feeds wire into machine. Moves controls on rheostats and generators to regulate movement of wire strand between reels, plating tanks, and coils, to obtain specified thickness of coating. Adjusts controls to regulate temperature of leadpot, cleaners, picklers, and plating tanks. Performs chemical solution tests, such as titration tests, wire hardness tests, dip coating tests, and welding tests, to determine conformance to specifications. Readjusts controls based on findings. Records test results. Examines coating, washing, and alignment of wire strands visually and using micrometers to compare finished strands with specifications. Resets and changes combs when changing width and number of strands. Replaces anodes and recharges leadpot at specified intervals.


Should I be an Electrogalvanizing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Galvanizer, Zinc, Galvanizing Dipper, Galvanizing Pot Runner, Strand Galvanizer

    How to Become an
    Electrogalvanizing Machine Operator

    Most Electrogalvanizing Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9daaaa&chl=no+college+%2895%25%29|certificate+%285%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,95,95
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