Plastics Production Machine Operator (General)

Plastics Production Machine Operators (General) operate extruding, injection moulding and blow moulding machines to produce finished plastic products.

Overview

Plastics Production Machine Operators (General) operate extruding, injection moulding and blow moulding machines to produce finished plastic products.

Day-to-day

  • operates controls to regulate temperature, pressure, speed and flow of operation
  • measures and loads materials, items and ingredients for mixing into machines and feeding mechanisms
  • monitors operation, regulates material supply and adds chemicals and colorants to mixture
  • threads uncoated wire and cable through plastic coating machines, around take-up reels and through dies and cooling chambers
  • lays casings, beads, ply on moulds
  • operates rollers to remove air
  • operates presses and controls curing
  • examines output for defects and conformity to specifications
  • performs minor repairs and maintains production records.

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