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Top 50 Plastic Machine Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Plastic Machine Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Plastic Machine Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.6% of Plastic Machine Operator resumes contained Plastic Parts as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Plastic Machine Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Plastic Machine Operator:

1. Plastic Parts

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Here's how Plastic Parts is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Key Accomplishments: Received over 500 plastic parts off an injection molding machine to be assembled and inspected to company standards.
  • Pull plastic parts from machine, trim flash, assemble if needed, quality control and packing.
  • Take plastic parts out of the machine, inspect for damages and pack into cases.
  • Purged plastic parts into a CNC plastic machine to make medical parts for hospitals
  • Inspected plastic parts and ran plastic injection molding machines.
  • Mold and cast metal or thermoplastic parts.
  • Pack passing plastic parts into boxes.
  • Inspected and packed 2000 plastic parts per shift Kept work area clean to provide better service
  • Filled gaylords with plastic parts.
  • Operated an electric hoist to separate metal molds to retrieve and inspect "cooked" plastic parts.
  • Packaged Lil Tikes plastic parts in vacuumed sealed bags.
  • Operate metal and plastic molding and casting machine Mold and cast metal or thermoplastic parts Light assembly Counting/packaging parts Trim flash

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2. Mold Parts

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3. Correct Machine

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Here's how Correct Machine is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Followed all guidelines and procedures, by using the correct machine, materials /heat zone settings.

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4. Inspect Parts

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Here's how Inspect Parts is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operate plastic machine Inspect parts and prepare for shipping

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5. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Demonstrated safety procedures to ensure physical safety of self and team while operating heavy machinery with various weighted materials.
  • Operated and maintained plastic dye machines while following government and company safety procedures.
  • Observed all safety procedures and good manufacturing practices.

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6. Raw Material Components

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7. Quality Checks

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Here's how Quality Checks is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operated a plastics molding machine and performed quality checks on the parts being made.
  • Maintain records of time and inspections.Perform work in manner consistent with safety, maintain cleanliness/plant standards, & quality checks.
  • Performed quality checks when needed Completed 100% containment on products before reaching the customer.
  • Performed quality checks, routine maintenance and PM's when scheduled.
  • Run sheets of plastic thru machines, quality checks, configure machines temperatures, speed, thickness an so on.
  • Loaded and ran plasticis extruder and box up product for distibution.Performed quality checks periodically

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8. Plastic Material

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Here's how Plastic Material is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Laminate plastic materials and operate machine press
  • Started machine that automatically liquefies plastic material in heating chamber, insects liquefied material into mold, and ejects molded product.
  • Gained knowledge of various types (low /high density) of plastic materials and materials with Changing and Cleaning dyes.
  • Performed visual quality inspection of molds using schematics and basic principles of injection mold and plastic materials processes.
  • Inspect plastic material coming off the machine and run tests to ensure quality.
  • Run test on plastic material to ensure quality.
  • Loaded work pieces, plastic material into machines.
  • Assisted operators with maintenance of plasticextruders, supplied machines with plastic material, performed cleaning and maintenance of loading systems.

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9. Set-Up

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Here's how Set-Up is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Verified correct set-up of molds, presses and auxiliary equipment before machine start up.
  • Perform set-up loading sheets of plastic to machine ready to be heated.
  • Operate, Set-up, and maintain Brown Thermoformers and Brown Trim Presses

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10. Nike

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Here's how Nike is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Manufacture air bags in the only Nike facility in the world that focuses on air bags for shoes.

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11. Excess Material

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Here's how Excess Material is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Trim excess material from parts, using knives, and grind scrap plastic into powder for reuse.
  • Drill in designated parts of material and route out excess material needed.
  • Trimmed excess material from parts using knives and clipping tools
  • Cut and grind off excess material.
  • Repair and maintain machines.Cut off excess material.

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12. Machine Operation

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Here's how Machine Operation is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Complete operator reports of machine operation and defective parts.
  • Monitored machine operations to detect malfunctions.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
  • Assist and train employees in automatic machine operations.
  • Machine operation for assembly and packaging.Including scrap work and maintaining continuous production flow.
  • Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.
  • Machine operation (producing gas cans) Assembling gas containers with sealed caps Supervising plastics dept.

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13. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Use hand tools, measuring tools, and power tools to remove excess plastic and finish products.
  • Operated many types of equipment and hand tools including but not limited to inspection and measurements tools.
  • Used basic hand tools, air tools, inspection tools, including forklifts & pallet jacks.
  • Cleaned and maintained extruding and forming machines, using hand tools.

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14. Assembly Line

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Here's how Assembly Line is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Managed performance on assembly line by motivating and encouraging other team members.
  • Fast paced assembly line, pick and pack.

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15. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operate a plastic mold injection machine, packaged parts correctly, inspected parts up to quality standards.
  • Operated Injection Molding Machine in a fast paced environment while maintaining high quality standards.

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16. Plastic Sheet

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Here's how Plastic Sheet is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Observed continuous operation of automatic machine and width and alignment of plastic sheeting to ensure side flanges.
  • Worked from June15- Aug15MVP Plastics Machine Operator Set plastic sheet through number of machines to ensure a quality product.

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17. Surface Defects

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Here's how Surface Defects is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operate plastic molding and casting machines Removal of cured product from mold frame Inspected products for surface defects and flaws
  • Examined molded product for surface defects, such as dents, bubbles, thin areas, and cracks.
  • Examined molded products of surface defects; such as dents, shortages, bubbles, etc.
  • Inspect products for surface defects and flaws.

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18. Continuous Operation

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19. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Worked toward initiatives to continuously improve product quality.

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20. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operate additional auxiliary and CNC equipment.
  • Send parts to CNC machine to cut out or drill on any other part of material.
  • Operate 3 CNC machines at one time.

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21. Sort

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Here's how Sort is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Transport and Storage/Materials - Operation of molding and sorting machines.
  • Packed plastic bags into assorted box sizes Labeled boxes for shipping to customers

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22. Plastic Bags

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Here's how Plastic Bags is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Pack plastic bags in cases, make labels and do general housekeeping in work areas.

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23. Plastic Products

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Here's how Plastic Products is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operate plastic machines Cut and trim plastics for mannequins, gas tanks, and other plastic products

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24. Plastic Bottles

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Here's how Plastic Bottles is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Catch hot plastic bottles fresh from blow molder.

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25. Automatic Machines

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Here's how Automatic Machines is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Observed continuous operation of automatic machines to ensure the products meet specifications and to detect jams or malfunctions.

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26. Multiple Machines

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Here's how Multiple Machines is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operated multiple machines that produced plastic packaging for various products.
  • Operated multiple machines watching for contamination Inspected, trimmed, and placed finished parts into labeled boxes Trained and relieved newer employees

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27. Extra Plastic

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Here's how Extra Plastic is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Take off any extra plastic that comes out with the containers.

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28. Clean Machines

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29. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Maintained safe work environment according to OSHA standards.

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30. Technical Assistance

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Here's how Technical Assistance is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Provide technical assistance with the machinery and manufacturing of products.

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31. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Used advanced troubleshooting methods to operate machinery.

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32. Data Sheets

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Here's how Data Sheets is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Develop and document manufacturing instructions and data sheets.
  • Documented work orders, Downtime Summaries and Record Production data sheets.
  • Develop and document manufacturinginstructions and data sheets.

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33. Final Inspection

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34. Product Specifications

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Here's how Product Specifications is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Measure, space, and set saw blades, cutters, and perforators, according to product specifications.
  • Read blueprints or job orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences.

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35. Dimension Defects

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Here's how Dimension Defects is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Measured and visually inspected products for surface and dimension defects to ensure conformance to specifications.

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36. Production Process

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Here's how Production Process is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Monitored and adjusted production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.

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37. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Design and develop new molds, molding processes, techniques, process improvements and cost reductions.

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38. Production Documentation

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39. Package Product

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40. Different Types

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Here's how Different Types is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Change over machinery for different types of components.

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41. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Mixed and loaded plastic raw materials.

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42. Cycle Times

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43. Skim

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44. GMP

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45. Basic Fault

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46. PPE

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Here's how PPE is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Inspect parts for inconsistencies or abnormal appearance assuring product meets quality requirements.
  • Maintained my area through cleaning the machines and area for professional appearance and quality.
  • Inspected parts that machine dropped Maintained area clean

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47. Test Cases

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48. Plastic Pieces

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49. Measure Materials

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Here's how Measure Materials is used in Plastic Machine Operator jobs:
  • Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, and installations.

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50. Air Bags

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20 Most Common Skills For A Plastic Machine Operator

Plastic Parts

20.1%

Mold Parts

15.4%

Correct Machine

11.3%

Inspect Parts

7.7%

Safety Procedures

6.6%

Raw Material Components

3.8%

Quality Checks

3.6%

Plastic Material

3.2%

Set-Up

3.2%

Nike

2.9%

Excess Material

2.9%

Machine Operation

2.9%

Hand Tools

2.5%

Assembly Line

2.5%

Quality Standards

2.5%

Plastic Sheet

2.0%

Surface Defects

1.8%

Continuous Operation

1.8%

Product Quality

1.8%

CNC

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Plastic Machine Operator

Rank Skill
1 Plastic Parts 15.6%
2 Mold Parts 11.9%
3 Correct Machine 8.8%
4 Inspect Parts 6.0%
5 Safety Procedures 5.1%
6 Raw Material Components 3.0%
7 Quality Checks 2.8%
8 Plastic Material 2.5%
9 Set-Up 2.5%
10 Nike 2.3%
11 Excess Material 2.3%
12 Machine Operation 2.3%
13 Hand Tools 1.9%
14 Assembly Line 1.9%
15 Quality Standards 1.9%
16 Plastic Sheet 1.6%
17 Surface Defects 1.4%
18 Continuous Operation 1.4%
19 Product Quality 1.4%
20 CNC 1.1%
21 Sort 1.1%
22 Plastic Bags 1.1%
23 Plastic Products 1.1%
24 Plastic Bottles 1.1%
25 Automatic Machines 1.1%
26 Multiple Machines 1.1%
27 Extra Plastic 0.9%
28 Clean Machines 0.9%
29 Osha 0.9%
30 Technical Assistance 0.9%
31 Troubleshoot 0.7%
32 Data Sheets 0.7%
33 Final Inspection 0.7%
34 Product Specifications 0.7%
35 Dimension Defects 0.7%
36 Production Process 0.7%
37 Process Improvement 0.7%
38 Production Documentation 0.7%
39 Package Product 0.7%
40 Different Types 0.7%
41 Raw Materials 0.7%
42 Cycle Times 0.7%
43 Skim 0.5%
44 GMP 0.5%
45 Basic Fault 0.5%
46 PPE 0.5%
47 Test Cases 0.5%
48 Plastic Pieces 0.5%
49 Measure Materials 0.5%
50 Air Bags 0.5%
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