9615 Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing

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Lead statement

Labourers in this unit group assist machine operators, transport materials and perform similar tasks. They are employed by rubber and plastic products manufacturing companies.

Example Titles

  • belt builder helper
  • labourer – plastic products manufacturing
  • labourer – rubber products manufacturing
  • machine offbearer – rubber products manufacturing
  • mould cleaner – rubber products manufacturing
  • moulded products stripper – rubber and plastic products manufacturing
  • roll changer – rubber manufacturing
  • spreader operator helper – plastic products manufacturing

Main duties

Labourers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist machine operators or assemblers in performing their duties
  • Assist in setting up and dismantling machinery and equipment
  • Clean and lubricate machinery and equipment
  • Transport materials and tools to and from work areas using hand trucks or other conveyance
  • Prepare raw materials for mixing process
  • Monitor machines to watch for jammed materials or defective products.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.

Additional information

  • Progression to machine operator or assembler positions in rubber and plastic products manufacturing is possible with experience.

Exclusions