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9615 – Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing

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

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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

This group performs 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

  • Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors (9535)
  • Plastics processing machine operators (9422)
  • Rubber processing machine operators and related workers (9423)
  • Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing (9214)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
9 - Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
Skill level
6 - On-the-job training is usually provided for occupations
Major group
96 - Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
Minor group
961 - Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
Version
2016
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