Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker

Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Workers operate machines to apply gelcoat, colouring and fibre reinforced plastic to moulds, in order to produce fibreglass and laminated products.

Overview

Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Workers operate machines to apply gelcoat, colouring and fibre reinforced plastic to moulds, in order to produce fibreglass and laminated 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 and rubber sheets on moulds
  • operates rollers to remove air
  • operates vulcaniser presses and controls curing
  • examines output for defects and conformity to specifications
  • performs minor repairs and maintains production records.

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