Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operator

Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture and finish plastic and rubber products.
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$1294 per week
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    Overview

    Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture and finish plastic and rubber products.

    Day-to-day

    • operating controls to regulate temperature, pressure, speed and flow of operation
    • measuring and loading materials, items and ingredients for mixing into machines and feeding mechanisms
    • monitoring operation, regulating material supply and adding chemicals and colorants to mixture
    • threading uncoated wire and cable through plastic coating machines, around take-up reels and through dies and cooling chambers
    • laying casings, beads, ply and rubber sheets on moulds
    • operating rollers to remove air
    • operating vulcaniser presses and controlling curing
    • examining output for defects and conformity to specifications
    • performing minor repairs and maintaining production records.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding

    To become a Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operator

    • You can work as a Plastics or Rubber Production Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in polymer processing might be helpful.

      Take a Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

    Skills employers are looking for

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