Cablemakers are specialist polymer products manufacturing workers.
Cablemaking occupations include…
Cablemakers, depending on their level of training and experience, may operate the machinery, and supervise and control the processes that manufactures and - or finishes cable products; these products might include fibre optic, telecommunications and data, electrical, metal armoured and fire resistant cables.
Cablemakers work in production areas that may be noisy, hot, and dusty and at times contain fumes, however the work environments are generally spacious, ventilated and well lit. The majority of their work may be spent standing and they sometimes work shifts. They will usually work in a team and because of the nature of their work safety awareness and compliance with regulations is vital. They must be aware of safety regulations and must wear supplied protective equipment.
To work as a cablemaking production assistant you will usually need to complete a Certificate II in Polymer Processing. With experience, and possibly some further training, cablemaking production assistants can become cablemakers . This will usually require a Certificate III in Polymer Processing.
You can work at even higher levels within this occupation and sector. With experience, and possibly further training ( Certificate IV in Polymer Technology ) , you can work as a senior cablemaker, and with a Diploma of Polymer Technology you may work as a polymer production or product development technician, or as a quality control or technical manager.
An Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology will allow you to work as a senior polymer technical officer, senior production technician or product designer.
Of course you can continue to progress further along a career pathway that could see you in a number of senior management positions.
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