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Machine Operator - Plastic Extrusion

Company: Spartech
Location: Muncie
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY:
Responsible for the installation, alteration, repair, maintenance, and adjustment of all
machinery and equipment used in the co-extrusion lines, to include auxiliary equipment
as well. Must be capable of diagnosis and troubleshooting to assure maximum up time of
production equipment. Must possess the knowledge necessary to start up and run
production equipment to assist in the duties of maintenance and troubleshooting.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Sets up and operate extruders, dies, feedblocks, and other downstream accumulation
equipment; controls temperature, pressure, screw speed, winder, and meet customer
specifications; has responsibility for start-up, shutdown, and cleaning of equipment;
performs routine and minor maintenance on equipment; has responsibility for
processability and quality; maintains process and production records; maintain a clean
and orderly work environment in all areas utilized by the department. Other duties may
be assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for communicating, instructing, directing, and training material handlers, roll
handlers, and new coex operators when so instructed, or as necessary to maintain an
efficient activity level of his assigned line, or to train. This includes, but not limited to,
production, set-ups, and maintenance.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Minimum of a High School diploma.
- Basic understanding of the coex materials operation which includes the mini ops,
gravitrol system, blender systems, and railcar / bulk truck unloading procedures.
- Set-up, start-up, troubleshoot, operate, and shutdown extruders and other downstream
equipment.
- Control temperatures, pressure, and line speed to maintain process and meet customer
specifications.
- Safely operate a forklift; strong mechanical skills, and the knowledge and ability to
perform simple mathematical calculations and to functionally use a computer.
- Properly use and understand a standard and metric tape measure.
- Ability to stand and walk on concrete floors for an extended period of time.
- Able to climb ladders and not afraid of heights.
- Other duties may be assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Works in a manufacturing environment.
- Subject to periodic exposure to outside weather conditions.
- This position is exposed to occupational hazards including, but not limited to, moving
machinery, high levels of power potential, high noise levels, physical obstacles,
exposure to chemicals, slippery walking surfaces, and moving vehicles, etc.
- Will climb ladders on outdoors railcars and silos, and indoor extruders, hoppers,
surge bins, and other related equipment.
- Exposed to sharp knives and cutters.
- Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment as designated by the company
including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing and footwear
in the appropriate areas and must follow safety practices.
DISCLAIMER:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all
personnel so classified.
You should be proficient in:


  • Mechanical Troubleshooting Skills
  • Plastic Extrusion Experience

    Machines & technologies you'll use:

    • Calipers and Micrometers
    • Injection Molding Machine
    • Measurement Gauges

Keywords: Spartech, Muncie , Machine Operator - Plastic Extrusion, Other , Muncie, Indiana

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