Plating Operator
Danaher - Elizabethtown, NC

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OPCO Description

The Specialty Products business of Danaher is headquartered in Elizabethtown, NC (approximately 40 miles outside of Wilmington, NC). Specialty Products is a fully self-contained business unit with Product Development, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Finance and Customer Service resources functions. The business encompasses the following product lines concentrating initially upon the North American markets with plans to expand globally over time:, including fire pump (diesel and electric fire pump controllers), Joslyn Clark Controls/JCC (vacuum contactors, starters and controllers), Namco,, (Solenoids, Limit Switches, Proximity, Flow and Capacitive Sensors), Veeder-Root/Dynapar,; (Mechanical/Electromechanical Timers and Counters), Eagle Signal,; Superior Electric,, (Variable Transformers, Voltage Regulators, Connectors, and UPS Systems) Thomson,, (Nylon Bearings) and Partlow,, (temperature monitors, controllers and recorders).



Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Includes electrolytic processes.


Inspect coated or plated areas for defects such as air bubbles or uneven coverage.

Immerse objects to be coated or plated into cleaning solutions, or spray objects with conductive solutions to prepare them for plating.

Immerse workpieces in coating solutions or liquid metal or plastic for specified times.

Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces.

Position and feed materials into processing machines, by hand or by using automated equipment.

Test machinery to ensure that it is operating properly.

Operate hoists to place workpieces onto machine feed carriages or spindles.

Maintain production records.

Adjust controls to set temperatures of coating substances and speeds of machines and equipment.

Remove objects from solutions at periodic intervals and observe objects to verify conformance to specifications.



High School Diploma; technical associate’s degree preferred


1-3 yrs experience in manufacturing environment preferred


Experience handling hazardous materials, a plus.

To be successful in this position, one must be quick to learn, detailed and dependable, flexible, and able to function efficiently and independently in demanding situations.

Physical Requirements:
(0%=Never; 10-20% = Rarely; 11-35% = Occasionally; 36-65%= Frequently; 66-100%=Continuously)

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. = Frequently

Good manual dexterity = Continuously

Good vision required = Continuously

Standing at workstation for entire day = Frequently

Danaher Overview

Recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies (and #1 in its category, Precision Equipment), The Danaher Corporation is a $12+ billion publicly-traded company, NYSE: DHR, ( that designs, manufactures, and markets industrial and consumer products. The company focuses on the advantages of strong brand names, proprietary technology, and leading market positions.

Danaher has grown faster than their competitors and they plan to keep exceeding industry growth rates through share gains, aggressive new product development, international expansion, and acquisitions. Danaher obtains competitive advantage through excellence across multiple disciplines including; general management, manufacturing, marketing, engineering, finance, human resources and business development.



Specialty Products

Job Function


Manufacturing / Operations

Primary Location


North America-United States-NC-Elizabethtown






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