The process mechanic's workplace is in the plastics production plant. With the help of plastics processing methods such as injection moulding and transfer moulding, he/she produces products and components from polymer materials. The trainee learns which plastics, additives and auxiliary materials optimise the material quality and which workflows produce the best product. He/she performs tests, assigns a moulding compound, and prepares this for production. The trainee also gets an insight into the work of mould construction and quality assurance.