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Plastics Technicians


Plastics technicians are skilled professionals who help engineers, scientists, research groups, and manufacturers design, develop, manufacture, and market plastics products. Plastics technicians may work in research and development or manufacturing. In these settings, they function at a level between the engineer or scientist in charge of a job, and the production or laboratory workers who carry out most of the tasks. Other plastics technicians handle mold and tool making, materials and machinery, sales and services, and related technical tasks. There are 68,500 industrial engineering technicians, including plastics technicians, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Senior Plastics Technician, Supervisor

Plastics Technician

Plastics Technician Apprentice

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