Vacuum Plastic Forming Machine Operator

Minimum Graduate from ITI

Not required

The tasks a Vacuum Plastic-Forming Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Tending the machine that moulds thermoplastic sheets into products

Ensuring proper working of machine that produces things such as automobile pillar posts, nose pieces, rear quarter-panel covers and toys

Placing plastics sheet on top of mould

Positioning the sealing frame around sheet and fastening the frame to the rim of mould with clamps

Ensuring that the heat sheets are maintained properly

Drawing the heat sheet into mould to form product

Spraying the product with cold water or air on the sheets so to harden them

Removing the product from mould and reloading the thermoplastic sheet into machine

Trimming the excessive moulding material from products, using knife, scissors or band saw

Setting up machine to form products

Skilled in tending thermoplastic sheets into products

Ability to operate forming machines

Skilled in using products like knife, scissors or band saw so as to trim the excessive moulding material

Not applicable

Physically fit

Ability to handle pressure

Team player


Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Blind (B), Low

Vision (LV) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

For candidates with experience - INR 4,000 to INR 12,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Capital Goods and Manufacturing Industry in India

The capital goods and manufacturing industry in India is a strong, resilient and vibrant manufacturing sector. A robust manufacturing sector is an essential element of the Indian growth story. It is particularly important in ensuring employment for a large and growing working age population. Manufacturing, currently at 15% of GDP, needs to grow at a rate that is 2-3% higher than GDP, in order to make a significant contribution to our economy and towards employment generation.

In 2011-12 the size of the capital goods industry was estimated to be 5,00,000 crore, the domestic demand was valued at 2,35,000 crore and the exports were valued at 2,65,000 crore.

The government of India has announced a national manufacturing policy with the objective of enhancing the share of manufacturing in GDP by 25% within a decade thereby creating 100 million jobs. It seeks to empower rural youth by imparting all the necessary skills set to make them employed. So, this sector will have a lot of demand for a Vacuum Plastic-Forming Machine Operator in the present as well as in the future.

Manufacturing units

Plastic manufacturing/moulding units

Cities and towns across India