Plastic Cablemaking Machine Operator

Plastic Cablemaking Machine Operators operate extruding machines to encase wire, cord, cable and optic fibre in plastic or rubber.
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    Overview

    Plastic Cablemaking Machine Operators operate extruding machines to encase wire, cord, cable and optic fibre in plastic or rubber.

    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
    • 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.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding

    To become a Plastic Cablemaking Machine Operator