Plastics Spreading Machine Operator

Operate machineries to spread synthetic resins over sheet of plastics film.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Plastics Spreading Machine Operators do?

Operates machinery to spread synthetic resins and glass fibers over continuous sheet of plastics film to prepare materials for subsequent molding: Moves controls to set and regulate width of sheet and to adjust line speeds with flow rate of materials. Moves plungers to start flow of synthetic resin solution through metering device. Observes gauges and starts pumps and degassing system on supply tanks to regulate pressure. Inserts thermometer in synthetic resin to verify temperature. Observes tachometers, flowmeters, and gauges to verify specified process conditions.

Should I be a Plastics Spreading Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become a
    Plastics Spreading Machine Operator

    Most Plastics Spreading Machine Operators 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:9daaaa&chl=no+college+%2895%25%29|certificate+%285%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,95,95
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