National Occupational Standards

National Occupational Standards (NOS) provide a benchmark for various occupations within an industry or sector. They can serve to foster increased employee commitment to the industry since employees can use the standards to see a clear path of development from entry-level positions.

NOS allow companies to better evaluate their employees, identify training opportunities and structure job descriptions. Individual workers benefit by having their qualifications officially recognized throughout the industry and across the country and workers are then better able to identify skill areas they need to upgrade.

Please contact us to have any of the following NOCS sent to you (please specify which one(s).

  • Blow Moulding- Blow Moulder (3 levels of competencies)
  • Blow Moulding - Extrusion - Blow Moulder (3 levels of competencies)
  • Blow Moulding - Injection - Operator (2 levels of competencies)
  • Blow Moulding - Injection - Processing Technician (2 levels of competencies)
  • Blow Moulding - Injection - Setup Technician (2 levels of competencies)
  • Blow Moulding - Injection Stretch - Operator (2 levels of competencies)
  • Blow Moulding - Injection Stretch - Processing Technician (2 levels of competencies)
  • Blow Moulding - Injection Stretch - Setup Technician (2 levels of competencies)
  • Composites - Closed Mould Technician (3 levels of competencies)
  • Composites - Open mould Technician (3 levels of competencies)
  • Fabrication/Bonded Structures Retail Fabrication (2 levels of competencies)
  • Fabrication/Structural Welding Industrial Fabrication (3 levels of competencies)
  • Film Extrusion - Operator (3 levels of competencies)
  • Injection Moulding - Line Operator (1 levels of competencies)
  • Injection Moulding - Machine Setup technician (2 levels of competencies)
  • Injection Moulding - Processing Technician (2 levels of competencies)
  • Profile Extrusion - Operator (2 levels of competencies)
  • Profile Extrusion - Processing Technician (2 levels of competencies)
  • Profile Extrusion - Setup Technician (2 levels of competencies)
  • Quality Assurance Technician (2 levels of competencies)
  • Quality Control Technician (1 levels of competencies)
  • Rotational Moulding Operator (3 levels of competencies)
  • Stretch Blow Moulding - Operator (2 levels of competencies)
  • Stretch Blow Moulding - Processing Technician (2 levels of competencies)
  • Stretch Blow Moulding - Setup Technician (2 levels of competencies)
  • Thermoforming Operator (3 levels of competencies)
  • Thermoforming Technician (2 levels of competencies)

With the manufacturing sector facing increased competition due to globalization, these competency-based standards benefit the plastics industry and individual firms by helping to increase workers’ skills and thus heighten competitiveness in national and international markets.