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"Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setter and Set-Up Operator"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Set up or set up and operate plastic molding machines, such as compression or injection molding machines, to mold, form, or cast thermoplastic materials to specified shape.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setter and Set-Up Operator"

1) Mixes catalysts, thermoplastic materials, and coloring pigments according to formula, using paddle and mixing machine.

2) Repairs and maintains machines and auxiliary equipment, using hand tools and power tools.

 

3) Trims excess material from part, using knife, and grinds scrap plastic into powder for reuse.

4) Removes finished or cured product from dies or mold, using hand tools and airhose.

5) Measures and visually inspects products for surface and dimension defects, using precision measuring instruments, to ensure conformance to specifications.

 

6) Positions, aligns, and secures assembled mold, mold components, and machine accessories onto machine press bed, and attaches connecting lines.

7) Installs dies onto machine or press and coats dies with parting agent, according to work order specifications.

8) Presses button or pulls lever to activate machine to inject dies and compress compounds to form and cure specified products.

9) Observes and adjusts machine set up and operations to eliminate production of defective parts and products.

10) Weighs premixed compounds and dumps compound into die well or fills hoppers of machines that automatically supply compound to die.

11) Reads specifications to determine setup and prescribed temperature and time settings to mold, form, or cast plastic materials.

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Job Description for "Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setter and Set-Up Operator" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setter and Set-Up Operator"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-4072.01


 

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