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Plastics Production Machine Operator (General)

Plastics Production Machine Operator (General)

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Operates extruding, injection moulding and blow moulding machines to produce finished plastic products.

Tasks Include:

  • 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
  • Blow Moulding Machine Operator
  • Extruding Machine Operator (Plastics)
  • Injection Moulding Machine Operator (Plastics)
  • Lamination Machine Operator
  • Plastic Production Machine Setter
  • Rotational Moulding Operator (Plastics)
Job prospects for Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators in Victoria

Occupations in the Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators group include Plastic Cablemaking Machine Operator, Plastic Compounding and Reclamation Machine Operator, Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators (other), Plastics Fabricator or Welder, Plastics Production Machine Operator (General), Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker and Rubber Production Machine Operator.

Employment prospects
There are currently 3,600 Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

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For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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Displaying 1 course related to Plastics Production Machine Operator (General).
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This qualification is part of the Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package. It is intended for advanced operato...

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