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8392 Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers

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

8392 Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers

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