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Plating and Coating Machine Operators

Operate plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with protective or decorative materials.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$23.59 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -2.7%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products.
  • Adjust flow of electricity to tools or production equipment.
  • Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
  • Connect supply lines to production equipment or tools.
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Job Title Examples:

Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist)
Die Setter
Machine Operator

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