3rd Shift Setup Operator - Extrusion Department

Date Posted

July 29, 2018


New Berlin, WI

Operates plastic extrusion machines which convert either plastic powder or pellets into a variety of shapes and sizes of profile, tubing or rods by performing the following:

    Reads job specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements. Modifies settings to ensure quality of profile.
  • Studies and follows set-up and run sheets for each job. Selects nozzles, spacers, wires and brackets.
  • Selects die, extruder screw, and sizing rings for each job run and fits to machine. Connects all hose to circulate steam, water, air or oil to die holder.
  • Assists R&D Operators to set up machines.
  • Weighs raw materials and color mixes as needed for each job; adds mixes, colors and catalysts into extruder machine.
  • Loads pre-mixed, dry plastic material into hopper.
  • Sets stops or guides to cut profile to specified length as indicated.
  • Operates machine and sets controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, temperature and speed.
  • Operates all spools or reels to place extruded product correctly for shipping.
  • Operates and sets up all downstream equipment and tears down as needed.
  • Removes jams from machine and cleans dies or sizers without causing damage to them.
  • May help in the packaging of finished profile, as well as cleaning up scrap and taking it to grinding machine bins.
  • Cleans area around extrusion lines and mops up excess water.
  • Completes all required paperwork as needed on a timely basis. Takes hourly readings of machine gauges and document results on run sheets. Counts & reports production and inventory at end of shift.