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Assistant Operator

Assistant Operators support the Extruder Operators in running the extrusion lines to required specifications in order to meet or exceed B&F's and the customers' expectations.


• Ability to read, write and perform basic math functions

• Be mechanically inclined

• Ability to accurately use micrometers, tape measures, calipers, etc

• Ability to learn activities associated with the extrusion process of thermoplastic materials

• Operate fork lift safely


Duties and Responsibilities:

• Follow the work order and customer requirements

• Learn how to set-up and operate equipment to provide desired product properties and

provide back up when the Extruder Operator is not available

• Learn B&F's acceptance level for product surface characteristics and conduct visual checks as required

• Check gauge, dimensions, bias, flatness, color, orientation and/or dyne as required and

understand how to make process adjustments to maintain product within specifications

• Assist in training employees

• Assist maintenance personnel

• Keep work area clean to avoid contamination

• Maintain safe working environment

• Complete material control tags and packaging tickets when required

• Package finished product according to B&F and customer requirements

• Assist Maintenance in machine, roll changes, clean up and repair

• Perform other duties as assigned

• Operate grinders

• Build skids and operate nail gun and saw

• Operate square cutter


Physical skills required:           

Lifting requirements

100 lbs. up to 33% of the time with assistance

50 lbs. - 34% to 66% of the time

25 lbs. - 67% to 100% of the time

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