Extrusion Operator

Performs duties associated with the continuous wire extruding machines and auxiliary equipment to produce wire to specific tolerance and finish


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety related instructions
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Strong Math skills (addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, fractions)
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Basic troubleshooting skill is a plus
  • Material handling experience is a plus
  • Must have visual ability to detect colors

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Setup extrusion machines in accordance with required product
  • Select correct machine tooling
  • Set controls to regulate temperature, speed, thickness of PVC/Nylon on wire
  • Splice and butt weld ends of wire
  • String-up machine
  • Measures and examines extruded products to locate defects and to check for conformance to specifications, adjusting controls as necessary to alter products
  • Checks wire for quality cosmetic and color print
  • Moves materials by hand, using hoist, overhead crane and or forklift
  • Observes machine operation to detect work piece defects or machine malfunction
  • Performs prescribed preventative maintenance on machines as required
  • Places take-up spool into machines and adjust the travel of distributor to width of spool
  • Uses precision instruments to perform quality testing
  • Cuts wire when specified footage has been wound and wraps end of wire by hand or using mechanical tools
  • Moves finished wire from take-up by rolling reels out of machine for pickup by forklifts
  • Maintains cleanliness of work area and observes all company and safety rules
  • Perform preventive and minor equipment maintenance as required
  • Update GEMBA boards as required
  • Participate in Lean events as well as housekeeping and safety audits as needed
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions

  • Employees will work in environments that may include exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, noise, humidity.
  • Personal Protective Equipment is required when performing work, safety toed shoes, hearing protection, gloves, etc.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to walk long distances
  • Ability to climb ladders and work from heights

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