Coating Technician I-II

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-320214
    • Job Location: Sacramento, CA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/02/2021
    • Years of Experience: 1+
    • Radford Job Code: 0708X
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Job Description


Anodize aluminum parts through a phosphoric acid anodizing process and alodining of parts as required.  Functions include start-up, operation, troubleshooting, tank maintenance, minor maintenance and shut down of the Anodizing System in a safe and efficient manner so that each part is finished to meet customer and company finishing quality standards. 


  • Processes aluminum parts through a phosphoric acid anodizing, alodining, processes, primer and paint operations
  • Wires objects to rack and immerses in series of cleaning, etching, and rinsing baths
  • Operates PAA Room related equipment such as oven, pressure washer, spray booth, spray gun and crane
  • Completes traveler records, maintains both PAA and Spray log books/records
  • Fills and tests tanks for appropriate concentration
  • Bonds & cuts test coupons for pull testing
  • Handles, applies, stores and disposes of work related chemicals in accordance with company and regulatory requirements
  • Inspects finished products for non-conformance
  • Maintains tank fluid levels
  • Monitors tank operation during shift to ensure proper operation is occurring and to prevent product loss
  • Complies with all environmental regulations and environmental reporting requirements.
  • Maintains a clean work area and ensures adherence to 5S Standards
  • Uses and maintains required department and individual Personal Protective Equipment
  • Adheres to all safety rules and practices and other company/department policies and practices 

Non-Essential Job Duties

Assists with other work assignments and/or may work in other departments



Experience and Skills


  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules
  • Ability to understand and comply with written and verbal instructions
  • Willingness to train/learn to work in other departments as required
  • Knowledge of metal coating processes, chemicals and various materials, tools, and equipment. 
  • Understands the chemical make-up of each tank and its function in the Anodizing System.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing schedules, priorities and processes
  • Ability to operate equipment used within the department such as: hand tools, tape measures, liquid measuring devices, oven, pressure washer, spray booth, spray gun and crane
  • Ability to perform lab tests and understand results
  • Ability to understand and adhere to company Quality Management System policies and procedures
  • Ability to understand and adhere to all Workplace and Safety rules/policies and practices
  • Must be able to maintain the physical ability to successfully complete Respirator Fit Check requirements and wear required protective equipment.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

Coating Technician I

  • Works under close supervision
  • Possesses the ability to learn and perform job functions at an entry to intermediate level
  • Intermediate-level of knowledge of:
    • ­    Math (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying)
    • ­    Department documentation
    • ­    Materials Knowledge
    • ­    Tooling/Fixtures/Templates
    • ­    Equipment
    • ­    Processes
  • Ability to read and write various forms of documentation related to completion of job duties such as Manufacturing Orders, Chemical MSDSs, Department Logs, forms, etc. 

Coating Technician II

  • Works under minimal supervision
  • Trains Coating Technician I
  • Ability to support manufacturing engineers with new techniques.
  • Ability to recognize non-conformance finish issues and what steps to take when they occur
  • Provides specific recommendations and may perform equipment maintenance.
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of all department processes, practices, math calculations, materials, and equipment
  • Troubleshoots product and process issues making recommending solutions
  • May create/develop new processes and templates 



Coating Technician I

  • Requires high school education or equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of hands-on relevant experience.
  • Ability to perform minor maintenance on the system
  • Basic math skills. (Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide, Percentage)

Coating Technician II

  • Must have 5 years hands on experience in anodizing checking and alodining processing in addition to the above education and experience requirements. 


  • Previous experience performing anondizing and/or chemical coating functions desired but not required.


  • Office or Manufacturing environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds
  • Exposed to noise and hazardous chemicals
  • May work extended hours and/or weekends.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment including forced air respirator
  • Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes. 


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