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NOC Code: NOC Code: 9535 Occupation: Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
Occupation Description: Occupation Description:
This unit group includes workers who assemble, finish and inspect plastic parts and finished products. They are employed by plastic products manufacturing companies and plastic parts divisions of aircraft or other manufacturing companies. This unit group includes workers who assemble, finish and inspect plastic parts and finished products. They are employed by plastic products manufacturing companies and plastic parts divisions of aircraft or other manufacturing companies.

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Essential Skills Essential Skills Levels
Reading Reading 1 2 3
Writing Writing 1 2
Document Use Document Use 1 2 3
Digital Technology Digital Technology 1 2
Oral Communication Oral Communication 1 2
Measurement and Calculation Measurement and Calculation 1 2 3
Data Analysis Data Analysis 1
Numerical Estimation Numerical Estimation 1 2
Job Task Planning and Organizing Job Task Planning and Organizing 1 2
Decision Making Decision Making 1 2 3
Problem Solving Problem Solving 1 2 3
Finding Information Finding Information 1 2


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Reading
  • Read special instructions which accompany work orders. (1)
  • Read information bulletins from product suppliers which outline product use and hazards. (1)
  • Read trade journals and magazines which highlight changes in the industry. (2)
  • Read manufacturers' specification sheets on different materials, containing information on types and uses of material, heat resistance and heating instructions. (2)
  • Read machinery manuals for information on how to repair machines and how to cut various types of plastic. (3)
  • Refer to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) sheets to learn about the composition and handling of specific chemicals. (3)
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Writing
  • Write reasons why corrective action is required. (1)
  • Write notes to co-workers to indicate where the last person left off and where they are to begin. This is done to avoid duplication and loss of time. (1)
  • Write notes on scale drawings as a reference for repeat jobs. (1)
  • Write notes outlining production short cuts or changes suggested to facilitate production. (2)
  • Write estimates for customers. (2)
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Document Use
  • Complete shipping forms giving details such as the product, its colour and destination. (2)
  • Enter test results on a computer using data entry screens. (2)
  • Read drill charts outlining the tapping of holes and sizes of drills to use. (2)
  • Read and complete work orders and specification sheets. (2)
  • Complete time charts, which include the time spent on jobs, time spent on cleaning work areas and time spent repairing equipment. (2)
  • Complete production forms, recording the number of boxes, parts, rejects and machine down time. (2)
  • Interpret pictures from magazines or books to understand production requirements. (2)
  • Refer to purchase orders to obtain information on material required and dimensions. (2)
  • Read product and chemical labels and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) labels. (2)
  • Read purchase orders describing the dimensions and types of plastic to use when making products. (2)
  • Read assembly and schematic drawings before starting projects. (3)
  • Interpret and take measurements from scale drawings to determine job specifications. (3)
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Digital Technology
  • Use a database. For example, locate customer information or job orders in a database. (2)
  • Use graphics software. For example, create a pie chart showing time spent on different jobs. (2)
  • Use word processing. For example, type an estimate for a product repair. (2)
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Oral Communication
  • Interact with co-workers to discuss jobs, ask questions, give advice, get help and determine project specifications. (1)
  • Interact with suppliers to find out about the prices and availability of products. (1)
  • Clarify jobs and dimensions with clients. (1)
  • Discuss options with clients and provide them with advice on which welds work best with certain types of plastic. (2)
  • Communicate with the public when explaining products at trade fairs. (2)
  • Communicate with supervisors to discuss problems with particular jobs, develop strategies for projects and determine work priorities. (2)
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Measurement and Calculation
  • Measure lengths of material or depths of holes to drill. (1)
  • Measure the thickness of plexiglass and cut pieces to ensure they meet specifications. (1)
  • Take measurements from blueprints to determine the dimensions needed to make a mould. (2)
  • Calculate areas and perimeters when figuring out amounts of material and acrofix needed to make an item. (2)
  • Use vernier rulers and vernier callipers to measure precisely to 1/1000 of an inch. (3)
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Data Analysis
  • Compare observed measures and test results to specifications to ensure they are within the desired range. (1)
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Numerical Estimation
  • Estimate how long it will take to spray moulds and finish items. (1)
  • Estimate the cost of repairing an item. Estimate time and labour required to fix mis-manufactured or damaged parts. (2)
  • Estimate the amount of plastic to cut out of a sheet to make a specific part of a product. (2)
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Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Supervisors determine the jobs to be completed each week. Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors determine the order of tasks based on the deadlines they have been given and the need to co-ordinate the use of machines and spraying facilities with co-workers. Depending on the workplace, they may complete the same repetitive tasks or orders may vary and include one-of-a-kind jobs. Emergencies may occur, such as rush jobs, causing regular schedules to be interrupted. (2)
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Decision Making
  • Decide on the fastest way to cut or glue a product. (1)
  • Decide how much curing time is needed and when to schedule spraying so there is no interference with co-workers who also require use of the same spraying facilities. (2)
  • Decide whether to substitute a product of a similar quality if a specific type and thickness of plastic requested for a product is not immediately available. (2)
  • Decide if all aspects of a product conform to quality norms and client requests. (2)
  • Decide whether to interrupt production to obtain a change in parameters or recipes. (3)
  • Decide how to lay out materials most economically when designing a product. (3)
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Problem Solving
  • There are parts stuck in the mould. Decide which tools to use to remove parts without damaging the mould. Be sure to call lead hands for help when necessary. (1)
  • A production lot is incomplete because of a high number of rejected pieces. Ensure that production continues until there are enough items to complete the lot and that there are sufficient raw materials to do so. (1)
  • There is a request to repair a plastic product but sufficient information about its composition has not been provided. Determine which glues and welds will work best. (2)
  • There are moulds that do not take proper shape. Use past experience or experiment with techniques to fix errors. (2)
  • A work order does not give the correct measurements. Troubleshoot to find ways to make products as close to dimensions requested as possible. (3)
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Finding Information
  • Refer to drawings of items to check specifications. (1)
  • Ask supervisors or engineers for information which is not readily available. (1)
  • Refer to manuals when machines need repair. (2)
  • Refer to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for information regarding products. (2)
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