Profession injection moulding operator
Injection moulding operators operate and monitor injection moulding machines, in order to cast products from thermoplastic materials. They regulate the temperature, pressure, and volume of plastic, according to pre-defined specifications. Injection moulding operators also remove finished products and cut-away excess material, using a knife or other hand tools.
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- Injection moulding machine parts
Parts of the machine that melts and injects molten plastic into moulds such as the hopper, the reciprocating screw, the injection barrel and the injection cylinder.
- Trim excess material
Trim surplus material of fabric such as fiberglass mats, cloth, plastics or rubber.
- Optimise production processes parameters
Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Tend injection moulding machine
Operate and monitor a machine that contains a reciprocating screw that forces the raw material forwards while inducing melting, and injects the molten plastic into a mould.
- Install press dies
Install and coat dies on presses by using handtools, bolts and clamps.
- Monitor valves
Monitor and accordingly adjust the valves in order to allow a specific amount of liquids (such as ammonia sulfuric acid or viscous soap) or steam into the mixer or machine.