Profession plastic furniture machine operator
Plastic furniture machine operators tend plastic processing machines that produce pieces such as plastic chairs and tables. They inspect each resulting product, detect abnormalities and remove inadequate pieces. In some cases, they may assemble different plastic parts to obtain the final product.
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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.
- Types of plastic
Types of plastic materials and their chemical composition, physical properties, possible issues and usage cases.
- Maintain plastic machinery
Maintain machinery and equipment for making plastic goods, 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.
- Fill moulds
Fill up moulds with appropriate materials and ingredient mixes.
- 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.
- Maintain mould parts
Carry out minor repair tasks and maintenance of moulds and mould parts.
- Use moulding techniques
Apply moulding techniques.
- Extract products from moulds
Remove finished products from moulds and examine them in detail for anomalies.
- Operate plastic machinery
Operate machines and equipment used for creating plastic parts and products such as injection, extrusion, compression or blow moulding machines.
- Apply a protective layer
Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.
- Assemble plastic parts
Align and arrange plastic parts in order to assemble complete products, using the appropriate hand tools.
- Manipulate plastic
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of plastic.
- Finish plastic products
Finish the product by sanding, branding and polishing the plastic surface.