Inteplast Group

Back-up Extrusion Operator

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Description/Job Summary

TITLE: Back-Up Extrusion Line Operator
REPORTS TO: Shift Lead/Production Superintendent
DEPARTMENT: Extrusion COST CENTER: 6211
JOB CATEGORY: N/A JOB GRADE: N/A
# POSITIONS REPORTING TO INCUMBENT IN THIS JOB: 0


I.          POSITION OBJECTIVE
 
The primary role of the Extrusion Line Operator is to validate, maintain, and set up upper level settings of the machines. The Extrusion Operator is to ensure that products are produced safely, efficiently and at the correct amount.   is produced at the right level of quality for the Vanceburg Kentucky facility.
 
II.        QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Proficiency in reading, writing, and basic math
  •  Must be able to read a ruler and measure in US standards
  • Able to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel both in writing and verbally
Have 1 years minimum experience in Extrusion (specifically as a stacker). The majority of the position will be spent in the stacker role, serving as a back-up operator as needed.
  • Strong Troubleshooting skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks
 
III.       TRAINING
 
            Receive the previous training of:
                        *Organizational structures and department function.
                                    Example:  Coroplast organizational chart
                        *THM training - 5S housekeeping requirements, OCS, Recycling, Safety
                                    Example:  OCS Pledge; pinch points of machine; machine guarding; etc.
                        *ISO document control compliance and revision statuses when applicable
Example: Standard work instructions; Workstation quality check sheets; production reports, and training documents, etc.
                        *Operating extrusion department workstations, such as extrusion lines, pelletizers, grinders, etc.
                        *Forklift training
 
 
 IV.       AUTHORITY/DECISION MAKING
 
  • Shut down a production line in response to non-conforming product and other quality defects.
  • Start up a production line.
  • Determine conforming versus non-conforming to standards in production materials
  • Make machine adjustments in response to troubleshooting needs.
              
  
V.        DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 
           
A.  JOB TASKS & DUTIES
 
  • Ensure that the workplace is safe, professional and clean by upholding company “THM” practices [i.e. 5S, OCS, Safety, Recycle] established plant wide and for the extrusion department.
Examples would include cleaning the line, sweeping floors, etc.
  • Monitor Weight Variations and initiate adjustments based off of data.
  • Relay line information to the extrusion technician.
  • Work closely with maintenance and production to ensure higher level machine set ups is maintained.
  • Initiates maintenance work orders.
  • Monitor extrusion line machine settings and make adjustments as needed.
Examples would include ensuring proper material recipes, inspect the line for any arising machining or safety concerns, set guillotine knives, set die lips, change screens, and calibrator plates.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives by filling out employee improvement forms in pursuit of improving work, machine efficiencies, and cost savings.
  • Assist in Trial Production which can include machine set up, raw materials, or other trial activities.
  • Work closely with maintenance and the Extrusion Technician to ensure highest quality products.
  • Participate in product development efforts as need.
  • Troubleshoot for line abnormalities with help from Extrusion Technician.
  • Support the PM program by doing jobs that are assigned. (Example: Cleaning Calibrator Plates)
  • Insure stacker quality checks are done accurately and in a timely manner.  Assist when needed.
  • Relieve the line stacker for his/her breaks and lunch.
  • Ensure all reporting paperwork is filled in full and correctly.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

                B.  MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, ELECTRONIC DEVICES & SOFTWARE
 
  • Software: Microsoft excel and word
  • Safety: (ear plugs, safety glasses, steel toed shoes, etc.)
  • Maintenance: (channel locks, die wrench, putty knife, etc.)
  • Light Measuring Devices (Tape Measures, scales, calibers, etc.)
     
     
                                    C.  PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

Climbing, ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.Body agility is emphasized.

 

Balancing, maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.

 

Stooping, bending body downward and forward by bending spine and waist.
Kneeling, bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

 

Crouching, bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

 

Crawling, moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

 

Reaching, extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

 

Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.

 

Walking, moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.

 

Pushing, using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

 

Pulling, using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

 

Lifting, raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
DEGREE OF LIFTING:

5-25 lbs 26-50 lbs

 

Fingering, picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.

D.  VISUAL ACTIVITY REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
 
Keep in mind that color, depth perception and field of vision is pertinent to requirements.  
  
Mobile equipment operations; operate cars, trucks, buses, fork lifts, cranes and high lift equipment.
 
Position requires individual to differentiate colors, depth and perception.
 
  
                E.  WORK ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS SUBJECTED TO IN THIS POSITION
 
Inside environmental conditions protected from weather conditions, not necessarily temperature conditions.
 
Subject to noise, causing reason to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
 
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