Operates mixing and grinding machines to prepare plastic powders and liquid blends, and recycle waste plastic materials from factory operations.
- Skill Level
- Pelletising Extruder Operator
- Powder Hand (Plastics)
- Shredder/Granulator Operator
- Skills Assessment Authority
- No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 7115 Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators
operate machines to manufacture and finish plastic and rubber products.
- 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
- performing minor repairs and maintaining production records
- Skill Level
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
- Occupations in this Group
- 711511 Plastic Cablemaking Machine Operator
- 711512 Plastic Compounding and Reclamation Machine Operator
- 711513 Plastics Fabricator or Welder
- 711514 Plastics Production Machine Operator (General)
- 711515 Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker
- 711516 Rubber Production Machine Operator
- 711599 Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators nec
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