This qualification reflects the role of technicians who use production equipment to produce polymer products and components. They apply theoretical and technical knowledge and well-developed skills, exercising judgement in areas such as start-up, shutdown procedures and quality assurance. Operators apply their product and process knowledge to anticipate and solve a range of product variances and/or product faults.
Products and components may be for commercial, industrial or consumer markets and be made from natural or synthetic polymers covering thermoplastics as well as thermosetting polymers. Production may be long runs of standard products, short runs, or ‘one offs’ of specialised products.
There are no specific licenses that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some jurisdictions. Local regulations should be checked for details.