TechCert™ for Extrusion Blow Molders

Certification Training for Production Teams

Specifically developed for extrusion blow molding processors and technicians, Routsis’s TechCert™ delivers the most efficient workforce certification training available to the plastics industry — with a powerful combination of metered online training, course study guides, technical webinars, hands-on assignments, and instructor-led Q&A sessions.

Our TechCert™ training is designed for small groups of 6 to 12 employees. For larger companies, we can help you split your workforce into smaller groups for more efficient training. Please contact us to discuss the best way to get all your production team certified.

The TechCert™ 10-Week Twin Screw Extrusion Certification Program includes…

  • 18 Online Courses + Study Guides (18-36 hours)
  • 5 SkillSet™ Labs with Worksheets (5 hours)
  • 5 Instructor-Led Webinars with Q&A (5 hours)
  • Level 1 Professional Certification Exam (1-3 hours)
  • Printed Certificate + Wallet Card for Each Participant

Weeks 1 & 2 : Introduction

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Introduction to Extrusion Blow Molding
  • Extrusion Blow Molding Machinery
  • Blow Molding Problems & Solutions

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 1: Sorting

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topics: Extrusion Blow Molding Overview & Safety Precautions
  • 5S Worksheet Overview

Weeks 3 & 4 : Material Handling & Drying

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Understanding Plastics Materials
  • Material Handling
  • Material Drying Technology, Part 1
  • Material Drying Technology, Part 2

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 2: Straightening

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topics: Visco-Elastic Behavior of Plastics & Practical Rheology
  • 5S Worksheet Overview

Weeks 5 & 6 : Plastics Materials & Quality

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Math for Blow Molders, Part 1
  • Math for Blow Molders, Part 2
  • Introduction to Engineering Drawings
  • Multiview Drawings

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 3: Sweeping

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topics: Inputs vs. Outputs and Molded Part Properties
  • 5S Worksheet Overview

Weeks 7 & 8 : Hydraulics & Process Controls

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Injection Molding Hydraulics, Part 1
  • Injection Molding Hydraulics, Part 2
  • Process Control Systems

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 4: Standardizing

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Extrusion Blow Molding Machinery
  • 5S Worksheet Overview

Weeks 9 & 10 : Print Reading & Troubleshooting

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Sectional Views
  • Dimensions and Tolerances, Part 1
  • Dimensions and Tolerances, Part 2
  • Part Feature Specifications

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 5: Sustaining

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Defect Troubleshooting
  • 5S Worksheet Overview

Professional Certification Exam

Extrusion Blow Molding Professional Certification Exam (Level 1)

Testing Categories Include:

  • Blow Molding Safety
  • Basic 5S & Housekeeping
  • Extrusion Blow Molding
  • Basic Troubleshooting
  • Plastics Material Basics
  • Basic Quality & Mathematics
  • Basic Equipment & Machinery Maintenance

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10-Week Training + Certification Exam

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†  TechCert™ training is designed for teams. Please contact us for pricing. All prices are listed in U.S. Dollars (USD). Prices are provided for reference purposes only and are subject to change without notice.