Operates extruding machines to encase wire, cord, cable and optic fibre in plastic or rubber.
Insulation Extruder Operator
Optic Fibre Drawer
Wire Drawer (Plastics)
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 7115 Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators
operate machines to manufacture and finish plastic and rubber products.
operating controls to regulate temperature, pressure, speed and flow of operation
measuring and loading materials, items and ingredients for mixing into machines and feeding mechanisms
monitoring operation, regulating material supply and adding chemicals and colorants to mixture
threading uncoated wire and cable through plastic coating machines, around take-up reels and through dies and cooling chambers
laying casings, beads, ply and rubber sheets on moulds
operating rollers to remove air
operating vulcaniser presses and controlling curing
examining output for defects and conformity to specifications
performing minor repairs and maintaining production records
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.