Profession moulding machine technician

Moulding machine technicians service machinery used in the casting and moulding of plastics and other materials. They calibrate the equipment, perform maintenance activities, examine finished products and repair faults.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Types of moulding

    The characteristics and procedures used in the various types of moulding such as blow moulding, compression moulding, injection moulding and thermoforming.

Skills

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Perform maintenance on installed equipment

    Perform the maintenance on installed equipment on-site. Follow procedures to avoid uninstalling equipment from machinery or vehicles.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Operate welding equipment

    Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Repair mould defects

    Repair mould malfunctions and damage, e.g. cracks or broken edges; use hand tools, mould boxes and patterns.

  • Replace defect components

    Remove defective parts and replace them with functioning components.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

  • Maintain mould parts

    Carry out minor repair tasks and maintenance of moulds and mould parts.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform ict troubleshooting use a computer hydraulics maintain electrical equipment provide technical documentation order supplies tend mouldmaking machines advise on safety improvements maintain electronic equipment install electrical and electronic equipment estimate restoration costs pneumatics maintain hydraulic systems provide customer information related to repairs prepare compliance documents inspect quality of products electronics write records for repairs install hydraulic systems apply technical communication skills install pneumatic systems