Anodizing Operator

Individual is responsible for processing of all aerospace parts that require anodizing finishes as well as maintaining production throughout in accordance with customer and quality requirements and specifications.


Equipment Use

  • Operates process equipment including, but not limited to, racks, fixtures, controllers, timers, rectifiers, hoists, compressed air dryers, vapor degreasers, pumps, hoses, water and air guns, de-ionized water system and applicable measurement / level tools.

Control Precision

  • Adjust the controls of hoist and other device use in racking parts to exact positions.

Handling and Moving Parts

  • Use hands and arms in racking, handling, installing, positioning and moving materials, and manipulating things in processing.

Controlling Machines and Processes

  • Use either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes.

Estimate Quantifiable characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

  • Estimates sizes, distances and quantities of parts for racking/ loading in buss bar, and determines time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

Evaluates Information to determine Compliance with Standards

  • Use relevant information and individual judgement to determine whether events or processes comply with customer specifications(e.g. applicable Boeing standards, Military specifications, internal work instructions etc.)

Getting Information

  • Observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources or departments.


  • Completes of applicable data records including processing sheets/ job log entry, job traveler, customer specific requirements and other documents required to sustain trace ability of work performed.

Inspection and Tests

  • Perform water break free test, compressed air check, prepares and run test coupons for coating mass, etch test, salt spray test and all test related to the process.

Operation Monitoring

  • Watch gauges, dials, other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Calibration Monitoring

  • Ensure that gauges and other equipment that requires calibration are updated and ensures calibration records are updated at all times. Refers equipment for outside calibration.

Operation and Control

  • Controls anodizing operation equipment and systems.

Continuous Improvement

  • Participate in all Nadcap audits and Cormer Internal audit.
  • Contributes to the success of the Nadcap audit and other related audit.


  • Cleans work area, tank, tank accessories, covers etc.
  • Sees to it that any signs of hazards are reported and addressed to the Safety Committee.


  • Adhere to relevant equipment safety policies, procedures or MSDS, Material Safety Data Sheets.


  • Clamp/ rack parts for processing.
  • Positions parts to be anodized in rack frames/ buss bar from cathode or anode terminals of power supply.
  • Operates hoist to place work pieces/ parts onto anodizing processing tanks,
  • Adjust controls to set temperatures of anodizing processing tanks.
  • Detects and tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Not only recognizing there is a problem, also helps in solving the problem.
  • Monitor amount of electric current needed and time required to coat parts.
  • Immerses parts or work pieces to be coated into cleaning and etching solutions or sprays to prepare parts for anodizing.
  • Reports equipment abnormalities.
  • Dumps and cleans anodizing tanks, rinse water tank and other tank needed in the anodizing processing and its accessories and cleaning¬† solution tanks.
  • Refills rinse tank with clean water ( Tap or Deionized water, as required)
  • Assists Lab Technician in the charging of chemicals.
  • Fill solution and water rinse tanks to attain required level to perform the operation. Informs Lab Technician if filling has been made to solution’s tanks for solution concentration check prior to use in processing.
  • Rinses coated parts in cleansing liquids and dries with clean compressed air or as required.
  • Remove parts from solutions and rinse water at specific time required and observe parts to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Operates dial or button to regulate flow of current and voltage supplied to terminals to control anodizing process.
  • Removes object from anodizing solution after specified time or when desired coating or metal removal is attained.
  • Relates abnormalities observed in parts processed to the Lab Technician if considered solution or rinse water related. ( e.g etching problem, color of anodized or sealed parts, etc)
  • Re-order replacement of de-ionized water cylinder tank.
  • Water Waste treatment-Operates ring wood TT-200 Wastewater Treatment System and makes required wastewater pH adjustments.


  • Reports to Lab Technician any leaks or observed abnormalities in the wastewater holding tank, if any.
  • Reports abnormalities observed in the process equipment including air compressor.
  • Other duties are assigned.

Work Context

  • Wear common protective or Safety Equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, dust mask or respirator.
  • Discussions with individuals or teams.
  • Work with group or team.
  • Decision making without supervision.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Other

Skills Required for Anodizing operator:

  • Control Precision – The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of hoist or racking device to exact positions.
  • Information Ordering – The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g. parts positioning and arrangement to avoid solution entrapment).
  • Manual Dexterity– The ability to quickly move hands to grasp, manipulate , or assemble objects.
  • Problem sensitivity– The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Not only recognizing there is a problem, also help-s in solving the problem.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures or Material– Inspecting equipment or parts to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Evaluating Information to determine Compliance with Standards– Using relevant information and individual judgement to determine whether events or processes comply with customer specifications ( e.g applicable Boeing standards, Military specifications, internal work instruction etc)
  • Getting Information – Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources

Cormer Group Industries Inc.
1445 Church Ave
Winnipeg, MB R2X 2X9

Office: (204) 987 6400

Fax: (204) 988-3808

Email: careers@cormeraerospace.com

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Position: Anodizing Operator

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Employment Type
Full Time
Cormer Group Industries
Working Hours
Date posted
November 6, 2018
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