Blow Molding Machine Tender

Tend blow molding machines that automatically form plastic toy parts.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Blow Molding Machine Tenders do?

Tends blow molding machine that automatically forms plastic toy parts: Observes continuous operation of automatic molding machine, adjusts plastic flow, and notifies supervisor of machine malfunctions. Removes molded part from conveyor or mold and trims flash from part, using knife, hammer, and file. Examines part for defects, such as bubbles, splits, or thin areas, and weighs part on scale to ensure specifications are maintained. Stacks molded parts in boxes for subsequent processing. Throws flash and rejected parts into regrinder machine to be recycled.

Should I be a Blow Molding Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Molding Technician

    How to Become a
    Blow Molding Machine Tender

    Most Blow Molding Machine Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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