Profession heat sealing machine operator

Heat sealing machine operators operate sealing and gluing machines to join items together for further processing or to seal products or packages, using heat.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Thermoplastic materials

    Types of materials of which the physical state changes when exposed to heat, as well as the specific manner in which the materials react to heat exposure.

  • Types of heat sealing

    The types of heat sealing that exist, for example induction sealing, induction welding, hot bar sealers, continuous heat sealing and impulse heat sealers and understand for which type of materials they are used.

Skills

  • Maintain heat sealing machinery

    Maintain machinery and equipment for sealing materials together, to ensure that it is clean and in safe, working order. Perform routine maintenance on equipment and adjust when necessary, using hand and power tools.

  • Check quality of raw materials

    Check the quality of basic materials used for the production of semi-finished and finished goods by assessing some of its characteristics and, if needed, select samples to be analysed.

  • Set up machine controls

    Set up or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, or pressure.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Supply machine

    Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.

  • Operate heat sealing machinery

    Operate machines and equipment used for sealing products, packaging or other thermoplastic materials using heat.

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

  • Pack goods

    Pack different kinds of goods such as finished manufactured products or goods in use. Pack goods by hand in boxes, bags and other types of containers.

  • Heat materials

    Put the materials in an oven and heat them for a certain amount of time and to a specific temperature to shape or cure the material.

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

    Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.

Optional knowledge and skills

manufacturing of daily use goods set up the controller of a machine work ergonomically record production data for quality control repair heat sealing machinery operate hot glue gun manufacturing of sports equipment check quality of products on the production line use heat gun carry out measurements of parts weigh materials remove excess glue troubleshoot remove processed workpiece use technical documentation inspect quality of products monitor automated machines