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Extruder Operator A

McGehee, AR

Order: 72650
Temp To Full-Time

operate and manage the extrusion machines to produce plastic products according to specified parameters and quality standards, 

adjust, calibrate, and trouble shoot extrusion machinery and equipment to ensure optimal performance and minimize downtime, 

read and interpret blueprints and production documents to set up  machinery for production runs

conduct regular maintenance and inspections of extrusion equipment to ensure proper operation and identify need for repairs or adjustments

monitor production for quality and consistency, makin adjustments as necessary to meet product specifications and production goals

collaborate with the production team to implement process improvements and optimize extrusion operations

maintain accurate records of production data, including quantities produced, materials used, and any deviations form standard operating procedures

adhere to safety guidelines and procedures to ensure a safe working environment for all employees

train and mentor junior operators and new employees on machine operation and best practices in extrusion process

keep a clean and organized work environment, keep all equipment, electrical cabinets, etc clean and organized as well

make sure that all auxillary equipment is operational and at full capacity in order to maintain product quality over long periods of time

High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree or certification in plastics technology or related field is preferred

Minimum of five years experience in extrusion of plastics

Minimum three years of experience operating extrusion machinery in a manufacturing environment

strong technical skills with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve mechanical issues

knowledge of plastic materials and extrusion processes, including understanding of polymer behavior during extrusion

proficiency in reading technical documents and blueprints

excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail

ability to work independently and as a part of a team, with strong communication skills

willingness to work in shifts and flexible hours as required by production schedules

Must have the following tools: complete set of deep and shallow sockets, 1/2" size, mm and metric, every size up to 40mm or 2", 1/2" ratchet, tool box with lock or anti theft prevention, battery powered impact drill, complete set of Hex bolt sockets, 1/2" drive, mm and metric, every size up to 40mm or 2" , all other basic mechanics tools, screwdrivers, pliers, needle nose, crescent wrenches, basic electrical troubleshooting kit-infrared thermometer, etc.