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Chrome Plater-1st Shift
Timken | Mascot, Tennessee
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Job Description

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Description: Sets up and controls plating equipment to coat metal objects electrolytically with chromium, copper, cadmium, or other metal to   provide protective surfaces or to build up worn surfaces according to specifications. May operate electroplating equipment with reverse polarity also referred to as plating stripper (electroplating). Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor or company management.


Overall Purpose: Apply chrome to surfaces that have been worn down so that the product to meet customer, company and American Association of Railroads (AAR) specifications.


Essential Functions:

Reads work order to determine size and composition of object to be plated; type concentration and temperature of plating solution; type and thickness and location of specified plating metal; and amount of electrical current and time required to complete plating process.

Immerses object in cleaning and rinsing baths.

Suspends object, such as part or mold, from cathode rod and immerses object in plating solution.

Moves controls on rectifier to adjust flow of current through plating solution from anode to cathode and to permit electro deposition of metal on object.

Removes plated object from solution at periodic intervals and observes to ensure conformance to specifications.

Adjust voltage and amperage based on observation.

Examines object visually at end of process to determine thickness of metal deposit or measures thickness, using instruments such as micrometers or calipers.

May mix and test strength of plating solution using instruments and chemical tests.

May measure, mark and mask areas excluded from plating.


Physical Demands & Frequency: Medium lifting required; standing on a metal walkway, walking, climbing stairs and handling are required.


A.         Position: Standing.


B.         Weights & Force: Up to 50 plus pounds.


C.         Use of Controls: Operates overhead hoist and reads digital and time gauges as well as electroplating equipment.


D.         Vision must be normal (20/20).  Correctional lenses are acceptable.


General Educational Development: Information may be presented in written, oral or diagrammatic form and requires a common sense understanding to be applied in order to carry out the instructions. Needs to be able to apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; compute ratio and proportion and percentages.


Qualifications/Training: Candidate shall successfully complete training program and as applicable, qualification requirements, as defined by the responsible functional manager. New hires shall demonstrate satisfactory performance during new hire probationary period.


Training: No experience necessary, on the job training provided.


Aptitudes:   Requires numerical aptitude as well as motor coordination and manual dexterity.


Temperaments:  Must be able to perform repetitive short-cycled work as well as be able to attain precise limits and standards.


Environmental Conditions:   Constant low frequency impact noise, as well as exposure to extreme heat and chromic acid.


Protective Clothing and Personal Devices: Safety glasses, safety shoes, an apron, gloves, fit tested respirator, hard hat and face shield.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

About Timken

The Timken Company is a global manufacturer of engineered bearings, alloy and specialty steel and related components. It is a manufacturer of tapered roller bearings and alloy seamless mechanical steel tubing and a North America-based bearings manufacturer. It had facilities in 28 countries on six continents as of December 31, 2007. It manufactures two basic product lines: anti-friction bearings and steel products. It has three segments: Industrial Group, Automotive Group and Steel Group. The Automotive Group includes sales of bearings and other products and services (other than steel) to automotive original equipment manufacturers, for passenger cars, light trucks, medium/heavy trucks and trailers. The Industrial Group includes sales of bearings and other products and services (other than steel) to customer base, including industrial equipment, off-highway, rail and aerospace and defense customers. The Steel Group includes sales of low and intermediate alloy and carbon grade steel. (Source: 10-K)

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