Extrusion Operator

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Operate and process an Extruder
  • Use measurement instruments to verify quality specifications are being met.
  • Operate and make minor process adjustments to ensure product quality and process stability.
  • Effectively communicate with Supervisor/Lead and other associates, sharing information to ensure team is working towards and meeting production goals.
  • May mix thermoplastic materials, according to formula, for feeding extrusion machine.
  • Set up extrusion machine by inputting information into a computer console, set roll gaps to precise sizes, insert die shims for correct sheet width and ensures quality control is production grade.
  • Regulates rate of extrusion to prevent metal rupture and adherence of metal to container walls.
  • Record data such as process conditions and production paper work and Hour/Hour charts.
  • Housekeeping on a daily basis.
  • Operate aerial lift, fork lift, scissor lift and crane.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Individual must be able to accurately input all formulas and recipes into the computer console.
  • Experience with extrusion machines is preferred.
  • He/She must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

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