Plastics Fabricator and Welder

Plastics Fabricator or Welders operate machines to measure, cut, shape, fit and assemble plastics materials to produce plastic products.
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    Overview

    Plastics Fabricator or Welders operate machines to measure, cut, shape, fit and assemble plastics materials to produce plastic products.

    Day-to-day

    • selects appropriate equipment and materials
    • cleans and prepares surfaces
    • 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
    • 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.

    To become a Plastics Fabricator and Welder