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    Extruder Operator

    Extruder Operators run extrusion lines to specifications that meet or exceed B&F Plastics and the customer's requirements and expectations.



    • Ability to read, write and perform basic math skills

    • Basic skills and aptitude to operate an extrusion line

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

    • Sufficient knowledge of extrusion equipment and thermoplastic materials to make process adjustments required to set-up and maintain product within specifications

    • Able to perform all duties of assistant operator

    • Operate fork lift safely


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Set-up and operate equipment to provide desired product properties

    • Utilize previous set-up and run records to guide product set-up conditions

    • Work with supervisors to insure the proper material and blend is used

    • Make process adjustments to maintain product within specifications

    • Properly label and store any unused or non-conforming materials

    • Maintain safe working environment

    • Keep work area clean to avoid contamination

    • Assist Maintenance to set-up, change rolls and changeover machine

    Verify that the products meet customer requirements

    • Continuously inspect product for die lines, grain and other surface properties.

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

    make process adjustments to maintain product within specifications.

    Maintain quality and production records

    • Complete all work order records, extruder set-up sheet and quality records

    • Record actual resin blends, die and roll configuration on work order

    Other duties

    • Package finished product in accordance to B&F and customer requirements

    • Assist in training employees

    • Perform other duties as assigned


    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