1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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PLASTICS PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATORS operate machines to manufacture and finish plastic products by extruding, moulding, mixing, drawing, embossing, laminating, welding, cutting and other processes.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • measuring and loading materials, items or ingredients for mixing into machine or feeding mechanisms
  • operating controls to regulate temperature, pressure, speed and flow of operation
  • monitoring operation and regulating material supply or adding chemicals and colourants to mixture
  • examining output for defects and conformity to specifications
  • performing minor repairs and maintaining production records
  • threading uncoated wire or cable through plastic coating machines and around take-up reels or through dies and cooling chambers and fastening ends to take-up reels


This section contains the following subsection :
              7291-01 Supervisor, Plastics Production Machine Operators
              7291-11 General Plastics Production Machine Operator
              7291-13 Plastics Compounding and Reclamation Machine Operator
              7291-15 Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker
              7291-17 Plastic Cablemaking Machine Operator
              7291-79 Plastics Production Machine Operators nec

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