Plastics factory worker checks plastic bottles for quality

Plastics and Rubber Factory Worker

Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing plastic and rubber products.

Overview

Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing plastic and rubber products.

Day-to-day

  • dumping material into hoppers of machines
  • stopping moulding machines and discharging contents
  • cutting foam products from foam blocks
  • cleaning, smoothing and waxing moulds for making products
  • brushing and spraying release agents onto moulds to assist with the removal of moulded products
  • building up layers of fibreglass and resin on moulds
  • cleaning work areas, tools and equipment
  • may smooth rough edges of moulds using files, grinders and sanders.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,027 / week
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