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Injection Mold Set-Up (Plastic)

Program Name: 
Injection Mold Set-Up (Plastic) Apprentice

Injection molding machine setters set up and tend machines that transform plastic compounds into a wide variety of consumer goods; such as toys, tubing and auto parts. They install plastic injection molds on the molding machine; make necessary connections of the electrical, hydraulic and cooling systems to the mold; insure that the correct plastic material, plastic melt temperatures, shot size, injection speed and pressures are set; and cycle the machine and adjust the molding parameters until acceptable parts are produced.

Median Salary After Completion: 
$45,263
Occupation Titles: 

Not yet available

Program Number: 
50-420-1
Training Details: 

4 year training program
7,424 hours on-the-job training
576 hours paid related instruction
Additional related instruction may be required
Units of instruction include electricity hydraulics and pneumatics; statistical process control; plastic mold design and blueprint reading; technical mathematics basic tool room machine shop operations; and an overview of many of the plastic molding processes other than injection molding

Application Requirements: 

Entry requirements vary by employer
High school diploma or equivalent
Applicants apply directly to participating employers

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