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Plastics Process Operatives

Plastics process operatives attend and operate moulding, extruding, thermoforming, calendering, covering, cutting and other process equipment to make and repair plastic products.

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About this Career

£24,840

Average salary

New workers start around £15,808.87. Normal pay is £24,840 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36,084.62.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Makes artificial eyes and contact lens discs, and makes and repairs spectacle frames and plastic parts of artificial limbs and other orthopaedic appliances.
  • Trims, cuts and performs other finishing operations on plastic using hand and machine tools.
  • Inspects plastic products for defects, takes measurements and repairs plastic belting and sheathing.
  • Monitors controls regulating temperature, pressure, etc. and operates moulding, extruding, calendering, thermoforming and covering machines.
  • Weighs and mixes ingredients, loads machine with plastic to be worked or regulates flow from feed conveyor or hopper.
  • Prepares machine for operation by affixing any necessary attachments.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

The number of unique job postings in your area that have listed this skill in the last year.

Skills

Job postings

Mathematics
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Active Learning
55
Learning Strategies
54
Active Listening
54
Critical Thinking
53
Reading Comprehension
50
Monitoring
44
Writing
41
Speaking
40
Science
21

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Truro College
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Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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