Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker

Operates machines to apply gelcoat, colouring and fibre reinforced plastic to moulds to produce fibreglass and laminated products.
Training time 2 years
Average pay $51,262
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 300

What does a Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker do?

  • 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

Specialisations

  • Fibreglass Gun Hand
  • Fibreglass Laminator
  • Resin Transfer Moulding Machine Operator

Related courses

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Course in the Use of Carbon Fibre in Composite Manufacturing
TAFE
Certificate III in Process Manufacturing