What to Expect When Taking on the Powder Coater Role
Powder coating provides high performance finishes suitable for thousands of products such as bulk machinery and household items you depend on daily. It provides a more durable finish with a high resistance to chipping, scratching, and other wear and tear than traditional wet paints.
A professional powder coater turns new metal into works of art, while renewing older pieces that are once again exciting and functional. When starting a project as a batch powder coater at Powder Coating Technologies, there are a few things to keep in mind.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO DO AS A BATCH POWDER COATER?
Powder coaters play a vital role in all specialized painting projects, no matter how big or small the finished product. As key decision makers, batch powder coaters have an active hand from the very beginning, including racking parts and determining their placement on the racks.
Batch powder coaters assess the effectiveness of pre-treatments being used and suggest necessary adjustments to ensure proper applications. When working with Powder Coating Technologies, you will become highly skilled in applying a variety of powder colors and textures that result in a uniform, durable, high-quality and attractive finish. You will become knowledgeable with oven controls and assist with determining the proper cure cycles based on the powder being used and the application.
WHAT STEPS DO BATCH POWDER COATERS TAKE TO FINISH METAL PROJECTS?
When it comes to the role of the powder coater, responsibilities go far beyond the painting process. While powder coaters use a number of tools including powder paint guns, they also have the responsibility to set up the paint booth, monitor gauges for even pressure and accuracy, and ensure all equipment is well-maintained and prepared for the next project. At Powder Coating Technologies, you will be carefully trained to use all of this equipment.
From beginning to end, batch powder coaters become familiar with the entire finishing process. They have input into the pre-treatment process, are actively involved in the application of powder coatings, and assume a critical role in the final outcome of their projects. Throughout the powder coating process, each powder coater maintains a vital role in the quality control processes and conducts quality checks after each stage of the finishing process. Before the project is complete, powder coaters inspect finished parts for proper coating, thickness and chip resistance.
WHAT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES DO BATCH POWDER COATERS EXPERIENCE THROUGH THEIR ROLE?
There are many opportunities powder coaters encounter while working specialized projects in addition to the application of powder coatings. Opportunities to learn more about surface preparation, curing times, and different types of powders are just some of the experiences powder coaters will become familiar with. The skillset of batch powder coating also provides a variety of experience, which in turn leads to greater job satisfaction.
To discover more about powder coating and the role of the batch powder coater, reach out to the experts at Powder Coating Technologies.