Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operator (other)

Also known as Thermoforming Machine Operator.
This occupation group covers Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators not elsewhere classified.
Training time 14 months
Average pay - No data available -
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,800

What does a Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operator (other) 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing