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Machinist: Operator

Order: 3497644
Cable Extruder Associate Essential Job Functions: • Set up and operate extrusion production equipment following work instructions and machine standards to ensure that a quality product is produced. • Operate multiple auxiliary equipment such as an IR heater, laser micrometer and material dryers and perform multiple tasks in a short amount of time. • Performs and record all applicable quality checks on the product. • Knowledge of polymer materials and associated characteristics. • Maintain a clean and orderly work area including a complete clean up at end of shift. • Clearly communicate the status of the work in process and any other factors that may affect work flow or product quality. • Embody the core values of Safety, Integrity, Teamwork & Continuous Improvement Skills Desired: • Knowledge of breaker plates and screen packs • Hopper and Dryers • Screw zones: metering zone, compression zone and feed zone • Speed control-variable drive motors • Cleaning of breaker plate, screens, tips and dies • Cross head assembly • Dies and tips • Payoffs and take-ups • Capstans • Preheaters • Pressure gauges & Amperage indicators, start and stop controls • Diameter control • Spark testers for cable fault detector • Cooling troughs • Air wipes • Accumulators Essential Job Requirements: • Solid employment history related to attendance, safety, quality and efficiency. • High School diploma or GED. • Basic mathematical skills • Basic knowledge of calipers, micrometers, reading dial gauges, tape measures • Basic knowledge of extrusion equipment and mechanical aptitude. Physical Requirements: The ability to lift, push and pull at least 50 pounds, stand, kneel, reach and sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time