1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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7291-11 General Plastics Production Machine Operator

Operates extruding, injection moulding or blow moulding machines to produce finished plastic products.

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:

  • sets controls and starts machines, monitors their operation and ensures that raw material inputs are maintained
  • performs adjustments to die or mould settings
  • checks finished products for defects
  • notifies supervisor or maintenance staff of machine malfunctions or defective products
  • maintains machine and production records
  • may trim, cut, stack or collate finished products

Specialisations:
Blow Moulding Machine Operator
Extruding Machine Operator
Injection Moulding Machine Operator
Lamination Machine Operator
Plastic Production Machine Setter

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