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Your apprenticeship as a plastics process technician

Versatile profession with a future

Plastics technology is a fascinating field that is constantly evolving. Nowadays, plastic products are needed in a wide variety of industries. Therefore, we can promise you with a clear conscience: The plastics process technician apprenticeship has a bright future.

In the plastics process technician apprenticeship, you will learn everything about the manufacture of plastic products: preparing raw materials for production, operating machines and monitoring the production process. You take on a responsible job – after all, you’re on the spot when machine malfunctions or other problems occur in production. This apprenticeship therefore requires technical understanding and manual skills, but also a good mix of independence and the ability to work in a team.

Tasks and challenges as a plastics process technician:in

  • Producing a wide variety of products made of plastics, using the processing techniques that are customary in the industry
  • Setting up, testing, programming, operating and commissioning the plastics machinery and systems
  • Reading and using design drawings and technical documentation
  • Collecting, managing, planning and documenting technical data about work flows and assessing work results
  • Doing your work in compliance with relevant safety regulations, norms, quality and environmental standards
  • Selecting, preparing and checking required materials
  • Processing plastics that are free of chips and cuts
  • Finishing of surfaces
  • Recycling and proper disposal of residual products
  • Detecting and correcting defects

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Details about the apprenticeship

Apprenticeship period: 3 years

Vocational school: 10-week course per apprenticeship year, with accommodations at the teaching facility, vocational school 1 in Steyr

Working hours: In this position, you will work on a shift schedule, which currently consists of four shifts

Advancement opportunities: Group leader, shift manager, shift foreman, day shift foreman, managerial position in middle management or higher positions

Further training opportunities: Plastics technician, master craftsman school for plastics technology and much more

The following is helpful: Interest in plastic products, mathematics, chemistry and physics

You will fit in best with us if you have the following:

  • Technical understanding
  • Craftsmanship skills
  • No fear of physical work
  • Good understanding of machines and systems
  • Good observation skills
  • Good concentration skills
  • Commitment and teamwork
  • Willingness to work shifts

Are you interested in the plastics process technician apprenticeship? We are very pleased! Apply for your apprenticeship position at Lenzing Plastics right away!