1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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7291-17 Plastic Cablemaking Machine Operator

Operates extruding machines to encase wire, cord, cable or optic fibre in rubber or plastic.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • prepares dies, guides and guide holders in extruding machines
  • prepares production materials and raw material supplies
  • sets temperature controls of presses
  • loads wire or cable supplies into machines and attaches to take up reels
  • monitors and adjusts controls to regulate the speed, pressure, temperature, flow and cooling aspects of machine operation
  • may braid, weld or splice wires
  • may bunch, strand, lay-up, armour or screen cable

Specialisations:
Insulation Extruder Operator
Optic Fibre Drawer
Wire Drawer

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