Platers are responsible for placing circuit panels onto racks and lifting plating tanks, as well as placing and lifting the racks out of the tanks. They must also take precise measurements of panels before plating.
Platers are required to have close attention to detail and at least two years of prior manufacturing experience, and should be able to lift fifty pounds repetitively. Mathematical skills are important in this position to measure and record the dimensions of panels, and strong verbal communication skills are also beneficial.
Platers must be able to read blueprints, and organizational skills are important in this position to manage time wisely and exceed schedules. Some platers may work in humid work environments, but many receive benefit packages which may include 401K, group insurance, paid sick leave, paid time off, or attendance incentive programs. A high school diploma is often a minimum requirement for this position, and on-the-job training is often provided before beginning work.