PRODUCTIVE SERVICES

The Plastics Training Specialists

Operating in Plastics Manufacturing
NQF Levels 2, 3 & Part of 4

This 5 day course takes learners from a very basic level of understanding of how the Plastics Manufacturing process works, and teaches solid fundamentals of raw materials, safety and housekeeping, time management, and concepts such as the importance of mould and machine maintenance. The course then goes onto build on the fundamentals learnt by teaching technical skills such as correct start up and shut down procedures as well as efficient purging techniques. 


People who should attend:
Production and Quality Trainees, Packers with the capacity to develop into mould changers and setting, Production Foremen, Production technicians, team Leaders, etc. that need and have the capability to be fast tracked.
Please feel free to discuss course entrance level with us.


Venue:
 Run in-plant only
Min / Max no of candidates: 5 / 9 learners
Duration: 5 Days
Available Technologies: Injection Moulding & Extrusion Blow Moulding
Min entry level: Completed NQF Level 1/2 Equivalent and / or relevant experience
Attainable Credits: 101  


This training workshop is specifically run as a combination of the following Skills Programs:
SP 0051/06-17 (NQF 2)
SP 0091/07-17 (NQF 3)
SP 0092/07-17 (Part of NQF 4)



The Operating in Injection Moulding Training Workshop involves improving individual and team proficiency in the following areas:

  • Raw Material basics
  • Injection Moulding Basics
  • Safety and Housekeeping
  • Time Management
  • Quality Basics
  •  Injection Moulding Theory
  • Material Characteristics
  • Mould Designs
  • Records and Maintenance
  • Start-up,
  • Shut-down
  • Purge
  • Team Start-up and Shut-down Exercises
  • Examination


SP 0051/06-71 – NQF 2

This technology specific skills program is aimed at assisting novice learners (operators, packers, quality inspectors, machine minders) achieve competence on part of the National Certificate in Plastics Manufacturing dealing with the following:

  • Raw Material basics
  • Health, Safety & housekeeping
  • Process technology basics
  • Monitoring & operating the equipment
  • Product quality inspection
  • Finished goods handling
  • Basic maintenance
  • Formative assessments & related assignments


SP 0091/07-17 – NQF 3

This technology specific skills program is aimed at assisting learners (with basic knowledge and experience such as setters, mould changers, quality personnel, artisans, etc.) achieve competence on part of the National Certificate in Plastics Manufacturing dealing with the following:

  • Principles of Quality and applications
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork & communication
  • Basic & Intermediate Raw materials
  • Raw material preparation and control
  • Waste management
  • Health, Safety & housekeeping application
  • Process Operations and change-overs
  • Start-up & Shut down the equipment
  • Basic maintenance
  • Formative assessments & related assignments


SP 0092/07-17 – NQF 4 (Part of) 
This technology specific skills program is aimed at assisting learners (with basic to intermediate knowledge and experience such as setters, mould changers, quality personnel, artisans, etc.) achieve competence on part of the National Certificate in Plastics Manufacturing dealing with the following:

  • Plastic Raw material processing & behaviours
  • Use of information resources
  • Moulds
  • Waste management & control
  • Health, Safety & housekeeping application
  • Start up and Shut down procedures
  • Optimising change-overs
  • Maintenance contributions
  • Formative assessments & related assignments


UNIT STANDARDS

UNIT STD No.

UNIT STANDARD DESCRIPTION

CREDITS

TYPE

13220

Keep work areas safe and productive

8

Core

119139

Monitor  the quality of the input materials and the manufactured plastic product

12

Core

119146

Prepare   the manufactured plastic product for the next stage or for storage

10

Core

119156

Respond   to changes in the plastics manufacturing process

8

Core

119172

Use and care for services, tools and equipment for plastics manufacturing 

12

Elective

9909

Identify & Process Waste

4

Elective

13221

Perform routine maintenance

8

Elective

119169

Work with and look after materials in the plastics manufacturing production process 

12

Core

119182

Control materials and consumables for plastics manufacturing processes

16

Core

119162

Perform routine operations on plastics manufacturing equipment

4

Core

9530

Manage work time effectively

5

Fund.

 119186

Prepare and process plastics materials for manufacturing

12

Core

119187

Monitor maintenance of plastics manufacturing equipment, tooling and services

4

Core

119140

Changeover and set up tooling for plastics manufacturing processes

10

Core

8969

Interpret and use information from texts

5

Fund.