1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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7291-13 Plastics Compounding and Reclamation Machine Operator

Operates mixing and grinding machines to prepare plastic powders, liquid blends or recycle waste plastic materials from factory operations.

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:

  • determines mixing requirements and feeds measured quantities of ingredients into mixing machines
  • blends ingredients according to consistency or quality requirements
  • adds colourants and chemical additives to mixtures
  • monitors instruments and adjusts controls to regulate the speed and temperature of machines during mixing operations
  • carries out prescribed checks and takes samples for laboratory testing
  • moves blended material to storage containers or to machines for further processing
  • cleans and maintains machines and equipment
  • maintains production records
  • may granulate reclaimed plastic waste

Specialisations:
Pelletising Extruder Operator
Powder Hand (Plastics)
Shredder/Granulator Operator

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