Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers

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Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers

Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing plastic and rubber products.

Fun facts

  • NA Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 80% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 25% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by plastics and rubber factory workers. A few are listed below:

  • dumping material into hoppers of machines
  • stopping moulding machines and discharging contents
  • cutting foam products from foam blocks
  • cleaning, smoothing and waxing moulds for making products
  • brushing and spraying release agents onto moulds to assist with the removal of moulded products
  • building up layers of fibreglass and resin on moulds
  • cleaning work areas, tools and equipment
  • may smooth rough edges of moulds using files, grinders and sanders

Specific occupations

  • Plastics Factory Worker
  • Rubber Factory Worker
  • Rubber Process Hand
  • Plastics Process Hand
  • Latex Foam Worker
  • Cellular Plastics Cutter
  • Fibreglass Lay Up Worker