The Extrusion Operator is responsible for all functions of the extrusion production lines. They must maintain focus on meeting quality standards and expected productivity levels. Starting wage for an Extrusion Operator entering the training program is $20 an hour. Once fully trained and certified, hourly wages are increased.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Operate all functions of assigned production lines, maintaining quality and productivity standards.
- Lead other team members through the change-over process efficiently and thoroughly, which includes activities involved with tear-downs, die cleaning, and set-ups.
- Conduct pre-start-up audit to ensure all necessary and required steps have been followed and equipment is ready for start-up according to engineering set-up parameters.
- Complete all required quality checks as outlined in quality procedures. Work closely with Inspector/Packagers and Quality Department to follow quality inspection and related sign-off procedures.
- Enter accurate production information in Epicor and communication logs.
- Support and assist with training and general direction for Material Handlers and Inspector/Packagers.
- Perform good housekeeping and safety practices at all times.
- Relieve Inspector-Packagers and/or Material Handlers for breaks and lunches, as needed. Ensure that all job functions are handled properly in their absence.
- Assist with R&D and continuous improvement projects, as assigned or available.
- Understand, and follow work instructions. Make suggestions for improvements or revisions as needed.
- Supply all retains or samples as required by QC with appropriate recorded information.
- Make sound judgments regarding product quality, consult with technical resources as needed.
- Complete all other projects and tasks assigned by Production Supervisor or other member of management.
- Pay attention to detail
- Demonstrate good attendance
- Competent computer skills
- Ability to learn new processes quickly and troubleshoot difficulties
- “Hands on” mechanical/technical aptitude
- Ability to communicate with others effectively
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
- Ability to stand for 12 hours at a time
- Able to climb stairs
- Ability to lift, pull, push, or carry 50 lbs., crouch, bend, stand and be alert.
- Able to perform equipment maintenance tasks that may require standing, bending, stooping, reaching, squatting, kneeling, or twisting.
- Requires full range of motion of arms, hands and fingers to reach, grasp, hold, push or pull, twist, and work with tools.
- React quickly.
This position operates in a manufacturing environment. Tools/equipment routinely used are fork lift, computer, hand-held RF scanner, dryers, grinders, tape measure, general tools, snap gauge (caliper) and gloss meter.
Position type/expected Hours of Work
This is a full time position, working 48 or 36 hours a week. We operate on 12-hour work crews, working the 2-2-3 schedule. Day crew works 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and night crew works 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Required Education and Experience
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, we invite you to submit your name for consideration. We look forward to meeting you!
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