Traineeship in Sheet Metal Coatings

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Traineeship in Sheet Metal Coatings

Induction

  • Company information
  • Expectations
  • H&S training/Safe methods of Work
  • Manual Handling etc
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Chemical Safety

High Level Curriculum

  • Use of both wet spray and powder coating equipment
  • Metal preparation for painting
  • Use of Dry powder and wet spray Ovens
  • Quality Checking & Inspection
  • Material handling and lifting equipment
  • Kitting & Packaging
  • Understanding Customer Specification requirements
  • Understanding and care of Solvents

Type of person we are looking for

  • Good Work Ethic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team Player
  • Willingness to learn
  • Punctual – Good Time Keeper

Broad Responsibilities

  • Strict adherence to the company health & safety and environmental policies.
  • Compliance with policies and procedures as outlined by the company and the appropriate regulatory body.
  • Advise your Manager/Team Leader of any problems arising in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all tools, test equipment are maintained in a clean and serviceable condition and where appropriate are returned to the appropriate place stores after use.
  • Ensure that all Quality documentation/records are completed as soon as the appropriate tasks have been completed within the scope of authorisation issued.
  • Maintain accurate and complete time records as applicable to allocated tasks.
  • Promote good relations with other personnel and the customer in order to enhance productivity and the image of the company.
  • Ensure all work and rest areas are maintained in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Contribute with ideas to work processes in order to improve/optimise efficiency, quality and ground time.
  • Any other reasonable tasks or duties allocated to you by the company from time to time.

Programme Owner – Terry O’Neill, Quality, Compliance & Continuous Improvement Mgr. ICorr Paint Inspector

Wet Spray

  • Surface preparation by various means
    • Understanding Solvents/Thinners and their correct use
    • Acid etching
    • Food Grade Cleaning
    • Sanding
    • Shot Blasting
    • Stripe Painting
  • Masking of surfaces
  • Paint preparation
    • Understanding of Pot Life
    • Mixing to the correct RAL’s/Ratio’s
  • Oven temperature preparation set up
    • Use of the Wet Spray oven
    • Material Temperature checks
  • Wet Spray Techniques
    • Use of Wet Spray Paint Equipment (Air Assist paint Equipment)
    • Mist Coat Application
    • Primer (First Coat)
    • Curing Gap
    • Top Coat Application (finish)
    • Understanding of Fan width and Spray Gun Tips
  • Oven Baking
  • Quality Checking
    • Use of Quality Checking Equipment
      • DFT - Positector
      • WFT – COMB
      • Visual Checks for imperfections
  • Kitting & Packaging

Dry Powder

  • Surface preparation by various means
    • Food Grade Cleaning
    • Sanding
    • Shot Blasting
    • Strip painting
    • Understanding Solvents/Thinners and their correct use
    • Understanding different Material Types
  • Use & Care of Paint Frames, Hangers and Conveyor System
  • Masking of surfaces
  • Paint preparation
    • Understanding properties and storage of paint powder
    • Understanding AC Current & Earthing and the science behind Dry powder painting
  • Oven temperature preparation set up
    • Use of the Dry Powder Oven
    • Material Temperature checks
    • Degassing
  • Dry Powder Spray Techniques
    • Use of Dry Powder Spray Paint Equipment (Electrostatic Guns)
    • Dry Powder Application
    • Primer (First Coat)
    • Top Coat Application (finish)
    • Understanding of Fan width and Spray Gun Tips
    • Types of Powder Coating
    • 2 Coat, 2 Cure Systems
  • Oven Baking, Temperatures and Settings
  • Quality Checking
    • Use of Quality Checking Equipment (WFT & DFT
      • DFT - Positector
      • Scratch testing and adhesive checks
      • Impact Tests
      • Solvent Rub Test
      • Visual Checks for imperfections
    • Kitting & Packaging
    • Equipment Maintenance/Cleaning