Profession plastic products assembler

Plastic products assemblers fit and fasten parts and finished plastic products according to strictly-defined procedures. Plastic products assemblers may also cut and shape plastic parts using hand, power, and machine tools.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Types of plastic

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

Skills

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Assemble plastic parts

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

  • Set up machine controls

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

  • Work safely with machines

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

  • Finish plastic products

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Manipulate plastic

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of plastic.

  • 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.

  • Fasten components

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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