Top process technician skills needed to get the job.

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What are the top 3 traits or skills every process technician must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your process technician expertise?


A Process Tech in Altenburg, Missouri

132 months ago

Trait #1
The sheet.
Knowing what the sheet looks like is everything. At a glance the Process Tech can tell if it is to hot or to cold. He/she can also tell if there is a bubble forming under the rolls that the sheet passes over. He/she should also be able to correct such problems by warming up the rolls or cooling them off.
If the sheet is wrinkling he/should know if one roll is going to slow. Speeding up a roller and the subsequent rollers, should help alleviate such a problem.

Heat control

Heat control is the main part of a proper form. If you are to cold you will wind up with to thin of a wall in certain areas of the form. The trick is to get the sheet to a near liquid state before it gets to the mold. Failure to do so results in improper form.

The trim.
If the product is improperly trimmed you could lose rows of product. If the shrinkage factor is not right, you could battle this part of the process for days, weeks, or even months.


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