Plastics and Rubber Factory Worker

Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers work routine jobs in factories that manufacture plastic and rubber products. They often work long standing hours and do repetitive work. These workers may manufacture tyres and other rubber products.

Duties and tasks

  • Clean, smooth, and wax moulds to prepare them for product creation
  • Cut foam products from blocks
  • Dump materials into machine hoppers
  • May smooth rough mould edges using grinders, sanders, and files
  • Spray and brush release agents onto moulds to help with the removal of moulded products
  • Stop mould machines and dump contents
  • Skills required
  • Excellent operation monitoring skills are necessary
  • Must be able to monitor ones own performance and report to managers
  • No formal education is required in most cases
  • On-the-job training may be provided
  • Quality control analysis skills are needed

Working conditions

Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers work full-time, standard hours. They are employed across many industries, including retail trades, manufacturing, wholesale trade, and construction. Work can be tedious and earnings are typically rather low.

Professional associations / Industry information

Manufacturing Skills Australia

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