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Become A Plastic Technician

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Working As A Plastic Technician

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • $63,906

    Average Salary

What Does A Plastic Technician Do At Edwards Lifesciences

* Act as a higher level SME
* Assess all extrusions operations and provide feedback and suggestions to engineering on new designs and on existing methodologies/work routines.
* Interact with Manufacturing and Quality Engineers to assess product defects and model specific support for MRB.
* Conduct critical documentation reviews of part drawings and manufacturing SOPs to facilitate development of assembly processes.
* Use tools, equipment, and high-level manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination, to accurately perform highly detailed extrusion manufacturing processes.
* Evaluate revisions and tooling for new procedures with Engineering, including providing feedback on the feasibility of designs and process steps.
* Act as an owner of the manufacturing area; maintaining cleanliness standards, area organization and strict compliance to R&D and production segregation requirements.
* Perform equipment preventative maintenance, order replacement components, and document appropriately
* Perform other duties as assigned by Management

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How To Become A Plastic Technician

Industrial engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Community colleges and technical institutes generally offer associate’s degree programs, and vocational–technical schools offer certificate programs.


High school students interested in becoming industrial engineering technicians should take courses in math, science, and drafting, where available. Courses that help students develop computer skills are helpful when the students later need to learn computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing software, known as CAD/CAM.

Postsecondary programs in industrial engineering are offered at vocational–technical schools, technical institutes, and community colleges. Vocational–technical schools and technical institutes serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers. These programs generally award a certificate. Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes, but usually include more theory-based and liberal arts courses. Students who complete these programs earn associate’s degrees.

ABET accredits engineering and engineering technology programs.

Generally, prospective industrial engineering technicians should major in applied science, industrial technology, or industrial engineering technology.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Industrial engineering technicians must be able to help industrial engineers figure out how systems should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Communication skills. Industrial engineering technicians receive instructions from industrial engineers. They must be able to clearly understand and follow instructions and communicate problems to their supervisors.

Critical-thinking skills. Industrial engineering technicians must be able to help industrial engineers figure out why certain processes or operations are not working as well as they might. They must ask the right questions to identify and correct weaknesses.

Detail oriented. Industrial engineering technicians must gather and record measurements and observations needed by industrial engineers.

Math skills. Industrial engineering technicians use the principles of mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Observational skills. These technicians spend much of their time evaluating the performance of other people or organizations and then make suggestions for improvements or corrective action. They must gather and record information without interfering with workers in their environments.

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Top Skills for A Plastic Technician


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Top Plastic Technician Skills

  1. Safety
  2. Plastic Parts
  3. Process Adjustments
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist in the training of employees in company values and work related training including Safety procedures.
  • Machined and coated optical plastic parts that are used for inventory scanners and similar applications.
  • Make minor process adjustments to machinery to maintain quality standard compliance.
  • Make, restore, and/or create custom upholstered furniture, using hand tools and knowledge of fabrics and upholstery methods.
  • Evaluate output and assess product quality.

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