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Inline Extrusion Operator

Job Title: Inline Extrusion Operator

Department: Production

Reports To: Manager

Job Purpose

The Inline Extrusion Operator is responsible for operating extrusion and thermoforming in tandem to produce quality parts while meeting production standards according to the established procedures.

Job Summary

The Inline Extrusion Operator follows the prescribed methods for machine operation to insure the highest level of machine efficiency and product yield.  He/she also performs minor adjustments to the machinery during operation to ensure the quality of the product remains consistent throughout the production run.  The Inline Extrusion Operator is also responsible for notifying the Asst. Plant Manager of any significant deviations from the normal operating conditions.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Operate inline production equipment in accordance with production schedule and product specification 
  • Inspects finished product for quality and documents measured results

  • Monitors machines and makes adjustments during production run as needed

  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses machinery if quality of product does not meet specifications

  • Notifies Asst. Plant Manager if product does not meet established standards

  • Properly starts up and shuts down process equipment in accordance with published production schedules

  • Knows how to shut down the machinery in case of an emergency

  • Follows all Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work environment

  • Performs minor maintenance on inline production equipment to ensure machinery can meet production requirements

  • Packs product and relieves required personnel for breaks

  • Grinds startup plastic and defective process parts

  • Load trucks using pick tickets and properly documenting the load

  • Unload trucks as required with proper documentation

  • Palletize, document, apply tracer ticket, and wrap finished product.

  • Maintain and monitor auxiliary raw materials supplementing the extrusion process

  • Maintain organized warehouse of raw materials

  • Maintain water treatment testing

  • Maintains daily/weekly/quarterly maintenance on all equipment


External Contact

  • Raw material deliveries

Internal Contact (Title or Dept.)

  • Plant Manager

  • Assistant Plant Manager

  • Process Engineer

  • Team Lead

  • Packers

  • Maintenance Manager


Required: High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

Required: 4 year post secondary education, or equivalent experience.


  • Must have at least 3 years of solid sheet extrusion and thermoforming experience 

  • Must have experiences with Davis Standard extruders and TSL Thermoformers 

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Must have ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English or Spanish

  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Must follow the company’s attendance policies