Also referred to as: Plastic Injection Molding Operator
Requirements and Responsibilities

Injection Molding Machine Operator sets up and operates an injection molding machine in order to shape plastics. Reads and interprets blueprints and diagrams to select, position, and secure machinery. Being an Injection Molding Machine Operator adjusts machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications, and in a timely fashion. May have to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty. Additionally, Injection Molding Machine Operator requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor/manager. The Injection Molding Machine Operator gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be an Injection Molding Machine Operator typically requires 1-3 years of related experience or may have 0 years of experience plus an associates degree, or additional training, or certification.

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