Process technician (plastic) - Salary and Career
Technicians in the manufacture of plastic and rubber products

Process technician (plastic) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They design, plan, supervise, control and execute manufacturing processes for plastic and rubber products. They accompany production systems, design tools and devices. They carry out physical-chemical tests in laboratories. They serve customers, guide, support and technically accompany suppliers. They define raw materials, use measuring instruments and information technology resources. They interpret norms and procedures integrated into the quality and environmental management system.

How much does an Process technician (plastic) earn

A Process technician (plastic) earns between $1.244 and $4.545 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.994 and a median salary of $1.680 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 3.051 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Process technician (plastic)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.994 23.929 499 9
1º Quartile 1.244 14.932 311 6
Median Salary 1.680 20.160 420 8
3º Quartile 3.466 41.598 867 16
Higher Salary 4.545 54.544 1.136 21

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • technical in physical and chemical sciences
        • technicians in the manufacture of plastic and rubber products

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Main workplaces

Technicians in the manufacture of plastic and rubber products workers predominantly work in rubber and plastic manufacturing industries, textile, chemical and machinery and equipment manufacturing companies. They can also work in laboratories at universities and research institutes. They are usually organized by teams or production teams, under occasional supervision. They work indoors by rotating shifts. They are often exposed to high temperatures, loud noises and toxic materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Technicians in the manufacture of plastic and rubber products

These occupations are performed by workers with specific medium level technical training in the rubber and/or plastic area. These workers are in great demand to assist higher-level professionals in the creation and development of products and in the dimensioning of the installation needs of industrial plants. Performance as a head coach typically takes between three to four years of experience in the field.

Functions and activities of Process technician (plastic)

Technicians in the manufacture of plastic and rubber products must:

  • monitor the production system;
  • developing product and service providers;
  • integrate into the quality management system;
  • develop suppliers of products and services;
  • developing products;
  • integrate into the environmental management system;
  • develop products;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • work safely;
  • perform customer service;
  • developing suppliers of products and services;
  • develop production processes;
  • working safely;
  • integrate with quality management system;
  • follow production system;
  • developing production processes;
  • develop product and service providers;
  • monitor production system;
  • design tools and devices;

  • Activities

    • train process operators;
    • select alternative providers;
    • seek professional updating and self-development;
    • identify materials and applications;
    • apply thermology principles;
    • acting as a facilitator and negotiator;
    • review system procedures;
    • perform material and product analysis;
    • develop new products with the customer;
    • simulate processes using computer software applications;
    • apply automation techniques;
    • troubleshoot production;
    • technically support the supplier;
    • apply security standards in the company;
    • apply technology to machining processes;
    • establish delivery time;
    • participate in internal and external audits;
    • applying analysis methodologies and computer tools;
    • technically guide the supplier;
    • control the raw material mixing process;
    • define physical arrangement of equipment;
    • guide people;
    • apply tools for continuous quality improvement;
    • define the technical-economic feasibility;
    • evaluate conditions of use of equipment and tooling;
    • define the adhesion process between rubber and metal;
    • define times and methods, applying chronoanalysis;
    • use measuring instruments;
    • interpret quality system standards;
    • develop prototypes;
    • advise on the consequences of unsafe acts;
    • evaluate supplier quality control;
    • track supplier fulfillment performance;
    • collect information about the company's productive system - customer;
    • implement quality management system;
    • adjust the product to customer needs;
    • advise customers by providing technical services;
    • select equipment and processes, prioritizing clean technologies;
    • demonstrate ability to manage;
    • guide supplier;
    • train process operators;
    • maintain communication channel with supplier;
    • collect information about customer problems for the company to solve;
    • developing partnerships;
    • use it tools applied to the project;
    • select materials for tool and device construction;
    • evaluate the level of customer satisfaction;
    • optimize costs;
    • mastering the production process;
    • solve customer problems;
    • develop quality system procedures;
    • install customer purchased products;
    • demonstrate emotional balance;
    • identify customer problems;
    • identify customer issues;
    • work as a team;
    • develop documentation on process parameters;
    • define the materials for recycling;
    • record customer satisfaction;
    • become aware of your importance in the company;
    • run initial tests (try-out) of tools;
    • acting proactively;
    • relate with other people;
    • optimize process parameters and production steps;
    • applying process improvement and development tools;
    • keep confidential company information;
    • maintain communication channel with the customer;
    • develop activities to preserve the environment;
    • use tools to improve the working condition;
    • apply rheology principles;
    • apply specifications and formulation procedures;
    • apply control plan documentation;
    • control system documentation;
    • self-evaluate;
    • perform technical follow-up of the product in the field;
    • exercise situational leadership;
    • elaborate technical drawing;
    • prepare technical reports;
    • reconcile ideas with the group;
    • collaborate with the assessment of the environmental impacts of the activity;
    • providing permanent means of communication with the supplier;
    • select equipment and tooling;
    • master equipment and tooling;
    • interpret environmental management standards;
    • develop documentation on the control plan;
    • communicate;
    • define plastic and plastic joining process;
    • define the raw material mixing process;
    • use collective and individual protection equipment;
    • develop recycling awareness;
    • evaluate technical potential of the supplier;
    • propose alternatives for the reuse of materials;
    • perform technical assistance;
    • collect data on customer satisfaction;
    • define production steps;
    • demonstrate self-criticism;
    • train customer;
    • implement preventive and corrective actions;
    • relate with others;
    • raise the supplier's productive system;
    • give first aid;
    • monitor process parameters;
    • using fire fighting equipment;
    • interpret technical drawing;
    • participate in the preparation of the risk map;
    • interpret technical standards;
    • make equipment and tools available for service;
    • collect information about the company's production system - customer;
    • apply statistical process control tools;
    • apply the procedures defined in the standards;
    • define the tool according to the process and the product;
    • establishing technical parameters of physicochemical reactions;
    • define technical-economic feasibility;
    • interpret texts in other languages;
    • identify hazards in the workplace;
    • demonstrate receptiveness;

    Sectors that hire Process technician (plastic) the most in the job market

    • temporary labor lease
    • manufacture of thermoplastic resins
    • manufacture of pipes and fittings of plastic material for use in construction
    • plastic material packaging manufacture
    • manufacture of artifacts from plastic material for industrial uses
    • manufacture of artifacts from plastic material for other uses
    • manpower selection and agency
    • manufacture of artifacts from plastic material for personal and domestic use
    • manufacture of valves, dampers and similar devices, parts and accessories
    • bleaching, dyeing and twisting in yarns, fabrics, textile artifacts and garments

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