Extrusion Technician

Plastics Process Engineer – Plastic Sheets
August 24, 2018
Manufacturing Manager – Plastic Sheets
May 20, 2019

Job Summary

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic materials into sheets, or structural shapes.

Job Tasks

  • Work safely and follow all safety instructions and look out for the safety of others.
  • Measure and examine extruded products in order to locate defects, and to check for conformance to specifications; adjust controls as necessary to alter products.
  • Change extruding machine setup according to production line changes following specifications on the QC sheets and other relevant documents.
  • Set the machines and manage materials to keep product running to specification (colorant, regrind, pelletized, virgin, additives, masking, NSF Labels, pallets etc.)
  • Ensure extruded sheet is properly package to ensure quality and safe shipment
  • Responsible for quality and accuracy of the line and scrap
  • Trouble shoot, maintain, and make minor repairs to equipment.
  • Provide continuous improvement ideas to help improve quality, productivity and reduce cost.
  • Perform operator and preventive maintenance task as required to maintain equipment
  • Monitor line for problems or defects in material
  • Train and provide guidance to extrusion technician trainees, plastic operators and others as required
  • Take initiative to help out others and provide assistance
  • Maintain and ensure accurate paperwork
  • Clean the line and work area
  • Any other duties as asked by supervisor

Work Activities

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • MakingDecisions and Solving Problems
  • PerformingGeneral Physical Activities
  • Communicatingwith Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Judgingthe Qualities of Product
  • ProcessingInformation
  • Handlingand Moving Objects
  • OperatingForklift, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • MonitorProcesses, Materials, or Surroundings
  • ControllingMachines and Processes
  • Measure, weigh, or count products or materials
  • Moveor fit heavy objects
  • Useprecision measuring tools or equipment
  • Readspecifications and technical drawings
  • Operatemetal or plastic fabricating equipment/machinery
  • Loador unload material or work piece into machinery
  • Performsafety inspections in manufacturing or industrial setting
  • Examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications

Work Experience and Requirements

  • High School Diploma, GED, Plastic Extrusion Technical Certification or associate degree
  • At least Two years plastics extrusion experience for Extrusion Technician
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • High degree of standing, walking, stooping or knelling, close eye work, reaching, pulling or pushing.
  • Good hand dexterity, hearing, and vision are considered essential
  • Moderate to high degree of repetitive motions using right, left, or both hands and/or feet.
  • Requires wearing personal protective equipment
  • Requires working indoors in environmentally non-controlled conditions

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