Alternative Title

Plastics Process Hand

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing plastic goods.
{occupationcode 839211}

Skill Level

5

Specialisations

  • Cellular Plastics Cutter
  • Fibreglass Lay Up Worker

Indicative Skill Level

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

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

NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

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
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