NOC 9422 – Plastics processing machine operators


  • arch cushion press operator – plastic manufacturing
  • bag machine operator
  • bag-making machine operator – plastic manufacturing
  • bakelite mixer operator – plastic manufacturing
  • banbury mixer operator – plastic manufacturing
  • banbury operator – plastic manufacturing
  • blender operator – plastic manufacturing
  • blow moulder operator – plastic manufacturing
  • blow moulding machine operator – plastic manufacturing
  • blow-moulding process operator – plastic manufacturing
  • cake press operator – plastic manufacturing
  • calender operator – plastic manufacturing
  • calender operator, multi-roll – plastic manufacturing
  • calender wind-up tender – plastic manufacturing
  • calendering machine tender – plastic manufacturing
  • caster – plastic manufacturing
  • casting room operator – plastic manufacturing
  • cellophane bag machine operator – plastic manufacturing
  • cellophane bag maker – plastic manufacturing
  • cellophane making worker – plastic manufacturing
  • compression moulder – plastic manufacturing
  • encapsulator – plastic manufacturing
  • extruder operator – plastic manufacturing
  • extruding machine operator – plastic manufacturing
  • extrusion blow moulding operator
  • extrusion machine operator – plastic manufacturing
  • fibreglass machine operator – plastic manufacturing
  • fibreglass moulder
  • fibreglass-spraying machine operator
  • flatbed press operator – plastic manufacturing
  • foam plastic-producing machine operator
  • foam plastic-spraying machine operator
  • footwear presser – plastic manufacturing
  • gel coat sprayer operator – plastic manufacturing
  • grinder operator – plastic manufacturing
  • heat-sealing machine tender – plastic manufacturing
  • imprinting machine tender, plastics
  • injection blow moulding processing operator
  • injection molding set-up operator
  • injection moulder – plastic manufacturing
  • injection moulder operator – plastic manufacturing
  • injection moulding operator – plastic manufacturing
  • injection moulding processing operator
  • injection operator – plastic manufacturing
  • injection plastic moulder
  • injection-moulding machine operator – plastic manufacturing
  • laminating machine tender – plastic manufacturing
  • lead operator, blow-moulding machine – plastic manufacturing
  • lead operator, injection-moulding machine – plastic manufacturing
  • linoleum floor tile backer
  • linoleum floor tile calender operator
  • machine operator – plastic manufacturing
  • machine operator – plastics processing
  • machine set-up operator – plastic manufacturing
  • mannequin moulder – plastic manufacturing
  • moulder operator – plastic manufacturing
  • multiple extruder operator – plastic manufacturing
  • neoprene sprayer operator – plastic manufacturing
  • pipe extrusion machine operator – plastic manufacturing
  • plastic bag machine operator
  • plastic bag maker operator
  • plastic centrifugal caster
  • plastic coagulation operator
  • plastic coagulator
  • plastic compounder
  • plastic extruder operator
  • plastic film roll inspector
  • plastic footwear moulder operator
  • plastic mannequin moulder – plastic manufacturing
  • plastic mixer operator
  • plastic mould setter
  • plastic moulder, compression
  • plastic pipe production worker
  • plastic windshield processor
  • plasticator operator
  • plastic-extrusion operator
  • plastic-fibre-extruding machine tender
  • plastic-film extrusion machine operator
  • plastic-pipe production machine operator
  • plastic-pipe-extruder operator
  • plastics and plastic products compounder
  • plastics machine operator
  • plastics moulder
  • plastics press operator
  • plastics processing compounder
  • plastics strainer operator
  • plastics-blending machine tender
  • plastics-moulding machine operator
  • plastics-moulding machine setter
  • plastic-spreading machine operator
  • plastics-processing machine setter
  • preform machine tender – plastic manufacturing
  • press operator – plastic manufacturing
  • pressure-sensitive coater operator – plastic manufacturing
  • printing roller moulder – plastic manufacturing
  • production machine operator, plastic bags
  • profile extrusion operator
  • profile extrusion processing operator
  • profile extrusion set-up operator
  • roll operator – plastic manufacturing
  • rotational moulding operator
  • sheeter operator – plastic manufacturing
  • shredder operator – plastic recycling
  • shredding machine operator – plastic recycling
  • skin-former machine tender – plastic manufacturing
  • slitter operator – plastic manufacturing
  • solution mixer operator – plastic manufacturing
  • solvent mixer operator – plastic manufacturing
  • synthetic marble production worker
  • tender, plastic coagulating tank
  • thermoforming operator
  • vaporizer – plastic manufacturing
  • wash line operator – plastic recycling

Job Duties

Mixing machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Weigh resins, colorants and other chemicals according to formula
  • Place weighed materials in mixing machine and operate machine to blend plastic and other chemicals to a specified consistency or viscosity
  • Monitor operation, regulate material supply and add chemicals and colorants to mixture
  • Operate controls to regulate temperature, speed and other processing conditions
  • Unload mixture into container or conveyor for further processing
  • Maintain and perform minor repairs on machinery as required
  • Maintain inventory of material and clean working area.

Calendering process operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up and operate calendering machines which transform dough-consistent plastic mass into continuous sheets or films of specified thickness
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and make minor repairs to equipment and adjust calender rollers for production line change
  • Monitor quality of material produced
  • Maintain inventory of material and clean working area.

Extruding process operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up and operate one or more extruding machines which extrude plastic composites products through a nozzle or die
  • Change dies on extruding machines according to production line change
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and make minor repairs to equipment
  • Monitor quality of material produced
  • Maintain inventory of material and clean working area.

Moulding process operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up and operate one or more moulding machines which mould plastic products according to specifications
  • Change moulds and adjust equipment for production line change
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and make minor repairs to equipment
  • Monitor quality of material produced and adjust machine settings as required
  • Follow formulation card to mix ingredient batches for injection moulding process
  • Maintain inventory of material and clean working area.

Employment Requirements

  • For all operators in this unit group, completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Several years of experience as a helper, tender or packer in the same company may be required.
  • Completion of a statistical process control (SPC) course may be required.
  • Completion of courses in hydraulics, pneumatics and electronics systems may be required for moulding process operators.
  • On-the-job training is provided.

Additional Information

  • Mobility among the various operators in this unit is possible.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


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