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Plastics Production Machine Operators (General) operate extruding, injection moulding and blow moulding machines to produce finished plastic products.


  • 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 on moulds
  • operates rollers to remove air
  • operates presses and controls curing
  • examines output for defects and conformity to specifications
  • performs minor repairs and maintains production records.

To become a Plastics Production Machine Operator (General)

Skills employers are looking for

  • Forklift Operation

  • Communication Skills

  • Extrusion

  • Problem Solving

  • Machinery Operation

  • Lean Manufacturing

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