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

  • Types of moulding

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • Consult technical resources

    Read and interpret such technical resources such as digital or paper drawings and adjustment data in order to properly set up a machine or working tool, or to assemble mechanical equipment.

  • Operate welding equipment

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

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

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

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Perform maintenance on installed equipment

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

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • 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.

  • Replace defect components

    Remove defective parts and replace them with functioning components.

  • Repair mould defects

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

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

  • 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.

  • Maintain mould parts

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Service technician for woodworking machinery
  • Moulder setup technician
  • Maintenance technician