Plastics Production Machine Operator (General)

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

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

    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
    • 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.

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