Profession plastic products assembler

Plastic products assemblers operate and monitor machines which make various plastic components and articles.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

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  • Types of plastic

    Types of plastic materials and their chemical composition, physical properties, possible issues and usage cases.


  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Set up machine controls

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

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • 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.

  • Inspect quality of products

    Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.

  • Manipulate plastic

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of plastic.

  • Troubleshoot

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

  • Assemble plastic parts

    Align and arrange plastic parts in order to assemble complete products, using the appropriate hand tools.

  • Schedule regular machine maintenance

    Schedule and perform regular maintenance, cleaning, and repairs of all equipment. Order necessary machine parts and upgrade equipment when necessary to ensure optimal performance.

  • Perform pre-assembly quality checks

    Inspect product parts for faults or damages, using testing equipment if necessary, and check that the received lot is complete before assembling the finished products.

  • Finish plastic products

    Finish the product by sanding, branding and polishing the plastic surface.

Optional knowledge and skills

develop assembly instructions maintain plastic machinery manufacturing of sports equipment operate recycling processing equipment pack goods protective safety equipment monitor automated machines ensure parts packaging ensure correct goods labelling operate handheld riveting equipment repair plastic machinery record production data for quality control plastic welding monitor packaging operations tend riveting machine set up the controller of a machine screw types check quality of raw materials prepare raw materials manage delivery of raw materials operate plastic machinery rivet types read engineering drawings

Common job titles

  • Production assembler
  • Assembler packer i
  • 2nd shift assembler
  • Mechanical assembler ii
  • Assembler - plastics manufacturing
  • Cable assembler
  • Assembler 2 #565
  • Machine operator/assembler
  • Assembler v
  • Componment parts maker & assembler(3rd shift)