injection moulding operator


Injection moulding operators operate and monitor injection moulding machines, in order to cast products from thermoplastic materials. They regulate the temperature, pressure, and volume of plastic, according to pre-defined specifications. Injection moulding operators also remove finished products and cut-away excess material, using a knife or other hand tools.

Scope notes

Includes people producing jewellery and bijouterie.

Alternative label

  • plastic molding operative

  • thermoplastic moulding worker

  • plastic moulding worker

  • plastic molding operator

  • plastic moulding operative

  • injection moulding operative

  • thermoplastic molding operator

  • plastic molding worker

  • thermoplastic moulding operative

  • plastic injection molding operator

  • injection moulder

  • plastic moulder

  • plastic injection moulding machine operator

  • injection molding operative

  • thermoplastic moulder

  • injection molding operator

  • injection moulding worker

  • injection moulding machine operator

  • injection molding machine operator

  • injection molding worker

  • thermoplastic molding operative

  • plastic injection molding machine operator

  • injection moulding setter

  • thermoplastic molding worker

  • plastic injection moulding operator

  • wax injection operator

  • injection molding setter

Regulatory aspect

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