Skills Machine Operator - Plastics Processing in the Nechako Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "machine operator - plastics processing" was moved from the group Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 9422) to the group Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 94111).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a machine operator - plastics processing in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Plastics processing machine operators (NOC 94111).

Tasks

  • Troubleshoot and make minor adjustments to equipment
  • Weigh resins, colorants and other chemicals according to formulae
  • Monitor and inspect quality of material produced
  • Place weighed materials in mixing machines
  • Operate mixing machine to blend plastic and other chemicals to a specific consistency and viscosity
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Unload mixture into container or conveyor for further processing
  • Pack items for shipping and distribution
  • Set up and operate calender machines to transform plastic bales or slabs into continuous sheets or films of specified thickness
  • Adjust calender rollers for production line change
  • Set up and operate extruding machines to extrude plastic compound through a nozzle or die
  • Change dies on extruding machines according to production line change
  • Set up and operate one or more moulding machines to mould plastic products
  • Prepare and change moulds and adjust equipment for production line change
  • Follow formulation card to mix resin batches for injection moulding process
  • Computer numerical control (CNC) machines
  • Organize and maintain inventory
  • Trimming and sanding plastic or fiberglass parts

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help -
    • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
    • Operating Mobile Equipment
    • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Managing Information
    • Processing Information
  • Handling Goods and Materials Help -
    • Sorting
    • Loading and Unloading

    Knowledge

  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Processing and Production
    • Food Production and Agriculture
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