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Plastics Process Operatives Career Details

About this Career

£ 27,433 Median Salary
New workers start at around £19,998. Normal pay is £27,433 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £40,769.
60 Jobs in Greater London
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Greater London, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Makes artificial eyes and contact lens discs, and makes and repairs spectacle frames and plastic parts of artificial limbs and other orthopaedic appliances.
  • Trims, cuts and performs other finishing operations on plastic using hand and machine tools.
  • Inspects plastic products for defects, takes measurements and repairs plastic belting and sheathing.
  • Monitors controls regulating temperature, pressure, etc. and operates moulding, extruding, calendering, thermoforming and covering machines.
  • Weighs and mixes ingredients, loads machine with plastic to be worked or regulates flow from feed conveyor or hopper.
  • Prepares machine for operation by affixing any necessary attachments.

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