Plastic Moulding Technician Moulding Operator Jobs

Minimum ? ITI Mechanical graduate

Certified training for Plastic Moulding Technician or Operator (programme aligned to ASC/Q4401 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Minimum 2-3 years? experience in moulding or L3 Moulding Technician certificate

The tasks a Plastic Moulding Technician or Operator is expected to perform include:Arranging the required raw materials and tools for the moulding process

Managing the specifications of plastic and its granules

Setting up and operating the moulding machinery Feeding the granules as per requirement

Monitoring process parameters like temperature, pressure, etc.Performing visual inspection of the output products Ensuring that the dimensions of the output product matches the instructions given

Cleaning the equipment and moulding die Documenting the entire process of moulding operations Conducting minor repair on output parts, if required

Knowledge of the different parameters pertinent to the moulding process

Familiar with the impact of different parameters on the process output

Knowledge of various types of plastics and the additives to be used with them

Familiar with different types of tools and machinery used to mould the plastic

Knowledge of different types of tools and machinery used to trim the output

Basic knowledge of various types of coolants and their properties

Skilled in geometry and dimension measurement of the product output

Ability to read sketches and engineering drawings

Skilled in visualizing the final product output and deciding the necessary steps to be followed

Basic knowledge of the different types of cleaning techniques of the equipment and moulding processes involved

Proficiency in using measuring instruments

Basic knowledge of reading panels, indicators, etc. to monitor the process

Knowledge of the different types of moulding processes and associated equipment

Familiar with moulding defects and ways to prevent them

Knowledge of the safety processes for handling hot molten plastics

Basic knowledge of methods to identify quality defects in work pieces

Familiar with the quality standards used in the organization

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Training in:Latest moulding techniques and methodologies Properties of different plastic materials

Safety and 5S


Good communication and co-ordinating skills


It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime and shift system maybe involved according to the company norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like back/neck pain, injury to body, accidents, etc.

Health risks include exposure to dust, equipment noise and extreme temperatures

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience -INR16,000 toINR40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in the Automotive Industry in India

The Indian auto sector is one of the most vibrant industries. The automobile industry is one of India?s major sectors, accounting for 2% of the country?s manufacturing GDP. The Indian auto industry, comprising passenger cars, two-wheelers, three-wheelers and commercial vehicles, is the seventh-largest in the world with annual production 17.5 million vehicles, of which 2.3 million are exported. The Indian Auto market has the potential to dominate the global auto industry, provided a conducive environment is created for potential innovators to come up with new pilot projects.1

The job of the Plastic Moulding Technician or Operator is very important for the manufacturing units in all industries. As the manufacturing auto industry grows, so will the demand for this profile.

Mechanical assembly plants

Cities across India