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Extrusion Operator:

An Extrusion Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining equipment used in the process of extrusion. Extrusion is a manufacturing process that involves pushing or pulling a material through a shaped die to create a continuous profile. This process is commonly used in the production of plastic, rubber, metal, and food products. Operating and controlling the extrusion machinery, ensuring that it runs efficiently and produces the desired output. Setting up the extrusion machines for production runs and performing changeovers between different products or materials.

Monitoring the quality of the extruded product by regularly inspecting samples for defects, dimensions, and other specifications. Making adjustments to the machinery settings as needed to ensure product quality and troubleshooting any issues that may arise during the extrusion process. Loading raw materials into the extrusion machine and ensuring a continuous supply of materials throughout the production process. Performing routine maintenance on the extrusion equipment, including cleaning, lubricating, and replacing parts as necessary.

Adhering to safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment for oneself and others. Maintaining records of production runs, quality checks, and any adjustments made to the equipment. This documentation is often important for quality control and process improvement.

Job Information:

Job Name (Extrusion Operator) Kruger Family Industries
Job Category Production/Machining/Maint
Location
Portage, WI 53901
Salary
(401)k
Requisition NumberASSEM001097

At Kruger Family Industries, parent company of Penda Corporation and TriEnda Holdings, our passion is to bring great products to life through an exceptional area of thermoformed solutions. It starts with who we are and is reinforced in everything we deliver. We are the North America leader in heavy gauge thermoformed plastics.

We are committed to delivering highly engineered, high quality material handling products and automotive accessories that reduce the weight and cost of traditional composite, fiberglass, wood and metal products, making this an opportunity to work in an innovative environment during an exciting growth phase.

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The Extrusion Operator sets up and operates a plastic extruder including all support equipm ent by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  Extrusion Operator

Reads job order for product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances, and instructions such as feed rates, cutting speeds, and determines sequence of operations. Extrusion Operator

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Moves controls to set specified feed, speed and temperature parameters.
  • Observes operation of machine and verifies conformance of materials to specifications.
  • Measure and record finished product characteristics to ensure compliance to customer specifications.
  • Disassemble, clean and reassemble (screws, dies, rolls, etc.) when setting for different production run.
  • Compile and maintain documentation of all production and process information (maintenance log, audit sheets and set-up sheets).
  • Sets up and operates machines and equipment other than the extruder such as material grinder and blending units or process control equipment.
  • Plan and make preparations for upcoming orders.
  • Repair minor machine and support equipment failure.
  • Assist maintenance with major machine and support equipment repairs.
  • Enters process operating parameters into the computerized control system.
  • Enter and retrieve production information on PC utilizing the ERP system.
  • Perform work center management tasks (plot information, up date & maintain paperwork).
  • Perform duties of Extrusion Lead in the Lead’s absence.
  • Performs position in accordance with established quality standards. Extrusion Operator

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Extrusion Operator

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED), two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Extrusion Operator

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to run extruder machines and transport sheeting. This involves climbing ladders (18 rungs at 10.5” height of rung), walking on concrete surfaces (constantly up and down 150’ length of extruder), sustaining crouched of half-kneeling positions for up to 10 minutes, climbing on platforms  Extrusion Operator

(12” steps) to downstream rollers, cleaning upper and lower chrome rollers, tighten/loosen bolts to raise/lower rollers and break dies using > 750 Nm of torque, generate pull force of 47 pounds to pull sheeting and < 47 pounds of force  Extrusion Operator

with a utility knife to cut sheeting, climb up walk alongside of extruder machine, pick up scrap from floor to overhead on average 5 pounds, lift floor to waist a maximum of 42 pounds, stand in single position for up to 10 minutes, sit and operate computer up to 15 minutes at a time, sit in a fork lift up to 15 minutes at a time, and climb in/out of a fork lift. Extrusion Operator

This involves close and color vision requirements and is in an environment that is near moving mechanical parts, extreme heat (non-weather related) conditions, and loud noise. Extrusion Operator

KFI is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Extrusion Operator

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