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Extrusion Operator I

Location: Sparks
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Summary / Purpose

The Extrusion Operator is under the direction of the Shift Supervisor and is responsible for producing and/or packaging quality products on one of the production lines to customer specifications. This person is also responsible for maintaining the line, trouble-shooting, setting up the line, performing screen changes, being prepared for change-overs and assigning lot numbers. This person must be capable of performing all employee tasks and other duties as required and assigned. We have openings on 3rd shift for this position. $1,500.00 Sign-on Bonus!

Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Following all safety rules and procedures.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Works closely with local management and production employees to achieve the "My Goal is Zero Accidents" objective.
  • Ability to operate all equipment on the production line to include changes and set-up in the manufacturing process.
  • Checking all work orders/specification sheets for specific work instructions.
  • Perform hourly quality checks and double checks for accuracy.
  • Accurately complete all paperwork as required.
  • Collect retains during hourly quality checks for Quality Control inspection.
  • Inspect work for accuracy, completeness, and professional look.
  • Responsible for clean out of the blenders in accordance with instructions.
  • Perform random quality checks every 5 to 10 minutes to ensure product specifications.
  • Ensuring correct material, packaging supplies and quality control tools are being used.
  • Scan product and material into LN..
  • Limiting Scrap and wasting of material.
  • All aspects of changing a line over to another part/style number.
  • Trouble-shooting issues of the line.
  • Provide training or help to other employees when needed or as needed to team members.

    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.*

    Education and/or Experience

    High School diploma or equivalent.

    Language Skills

    Fluent in English, both verbal and written. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, work orders, operating instructions and procedure manuals and manufacturing terminology. Ability to print simple sentences and legibly complete reports. Ability to follow and understand verbal instructions. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations, to other employees of the organization and respond to questions.

    Mathematics Skills

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratios, and percentages to practical situations.


    Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.*

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to hear and talk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 50 pounds or more with help from others or a mechanical lifting device. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is on occasion exposed to mechanical moving parts and vibration, fumes, airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and loud noise levels that require hearing protection. Occasional exposure to hot/humid conditions, outside environments of extreme heat, cold and wet conditions are possible.

    The job duties, physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Where possible, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions where it does not cause undue hardship or safety risks to the company and/or the employee.

    Tekni-Plex Rewards:

    At Tekni-Plex, we value all of our people across the globe. We strive to provide a work environment that leads to your professional fulfillment. Since fulfillment means something different to everyone, the rewards that Tekni-Plex provides globally are appropriately diverse and suited to help you perform your best inside and outside the company. Our rewards programs include:

    We offer a full complement of valuable Health, Wellness, and Welfare benefits which include:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision. No waiting period for medical benefits.
    • Life and Disability
    • 401(k) and Match
    • Wellness Program including EAP
    • Pay for Performance philosophy
      Tekni-Plex is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

      If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click on the following document names to download the files for review: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement .

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