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Extrusion Operator
Posted: December 4 2016

Purpose:
To work as part of a team in running quality product per specifications, while maintaining a safe and clean work area, understanding that all operators are responsible for any line and are required to assist other operators when needed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist foreman, leadman or tool and die man during string up of extrusion lines, assist with die head changes when needed.
2. Perform or assist dismounting, mounting, disassembly, assembly and cleaning extrusion heads and die sets when needed.
3. Clean vent and vacuum, and insure all filters are clean and in place, insure magnets are in place at the beginning of every shift.
4. Adjust all downstream equipment to obtain spec, as needed.
5. Make wall adjustments, O.D. adjustments, start up lines, puller, adjust saw for proper cut and length, adjust vacuum to insure proper O.D, as needed.
6. Monitor all line controls and make proper adjustments and corrections to the line as needed in order to produce a quality product.
7. Check temperature profiles every 6 hours and diagnose and correct controller and thermocouple problems.
8. Read and apply dial calipers, standard measuring tape, radius gauges, and other tools as necessary for checking the dimensions of product or at request of leadman or foreman.
9. Square check every hour
10. Check inserts and jigs every two hours
11. Check the correct routing dimensions on the 5x5 post and record on QC report
12. Check the warp and bow on each product and record minimum and maximum spec on QC report
13. Check the notch depth for the 1.5 x 5.5 and record on QC report
14. Recognize incorrectly produced product and immediately correct, or alert foreman or Quality Control inspector of any problems.
15. Collect and preserve samples when requested by Quality Control.
16. Clean filters as needed on water tanks, bypassing filters and heat exchangers when cleaning, making sure we are not using city water.
17. Properly document findings every hour, filling out the required paperwork in a timely manner.
18. Make sure to keep production lines clear and free of clutter, waste, water and other foreign objects.
19. Understand and use proper safety equipment and follow all safety rules.
20. When necessary, operate forklift to move product and supply material.
21. Other job duties as assigned to assist in daily production.