My main role is to prepare manufactured metal profile panels for powder coating.
This is a very important stage as pre-treatment is essential in order to achieve the full potential of the powder coating. Every panel goes through the same process. Firstly we remove all foreign matter such as scale, grease, cutting oil, soil and welding splatter. Then panels are put through a four stage treatment including acidic degreasing and water rinsing. Then they are hung to dry and once ready they can be powder coated.
When I get to see the photos of completed projects. It is amazing to see how the jigsaw of panels comes together to create stunning projects, it makes me so proud to be a part of the Bailey team.
Pre-treatment requires moving panels from one tank to another using a crane. Nearly 20 years of experience helps as it is a skilled process that can be challenging if you don’t keep your concentration levels up.
I think you’ve got to be focused and not easily distracted. You must do things methodically and have common sense.
Jim or Jimbob
My all-time favourite is fish and chips.
1. A comfortable bed – got to have a good night’s sleep.
2. A radio, so I can listen to Desert Island Discs – but seriously happy to have any type of music!
3. A decent cooker. I can’t stand barbeques, the taste of smoke puts me off the food.
I am a steam show buff, I love travelling the country to these fairs with my wife. There is always plenty to see, I marvel at the engineering brilliance of the machines and also enjoy pottering around the stalls.
I also enjoy a spot of gardening.
I have done some fishing in the past and when I retire I would like to do a lot more, particular fly fishing. It is a bit of an excuse to travel the country and relax while doing a hobby I would enjoy a in beautiful setting. This could include a touring trip of Scotland – plenty of fishing locations!
I would also like to have a barge holiday – a slow mover, plenty of time to enjoy the countryside around and maybe a spot of fishing.
My first love is the British countryside – why go abroad! But the question has been asked, so I would go to New Zealand as the countryside looks amazing also!