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8392 Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing plastic and rubber products.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • dumping material into hoppers of machines
  • stopping moulding machines and discharging contents
  • cutting foam products from foam blocks
  • cleaning, smoothing and waxing moulds for making products
  • brushing and spraying release agents onto moulds to assist with the removal of moulded products
  • building up layers of fibreglass and resin on moulds
  • cleaning work areas, tools and equipment
  • may smooth rough edges of moulds using files, grinders and sanders

​​​​​​​Occupations:

  • 839211 Plastics Factory Worker
  • 839212 Rubber Factory Worker

839211 Plastics Factory Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Plastics Process Hand

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing plastic goods.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Cellular Plastics Cutter
  • Fibreglass Lay Up Worker

839212 Rubber Factory Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Rubber Process Hand

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing tyres and other rubber products.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisation:

  • Latex Foam Worker