Inteplast Group

Extrusion Technician

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Description/Job Summary

Please refer to the Position Grade on the Job Posting page for the appropriate job description:
 
Extrusion Technician: Position Grade C (Entry-level).
 
Position Objective
Performs basic tasks and adjustments to maintain operation. Strives to perform the duties of this level better and takes initiative to learn the duties of the next operating level.
 
Training

  • Reference Master Training Record for other training requirements.
Authority / Decision Making
  • Authorized to operate and make machine adjustments as necessary to maintain the quality level, machine output while maintaining safety standards within the range of the S.O.C.’s and safety guidelines.
Duties & Responsibilities
Task and Duties
  • Follows all general rules of the plant, safety rules, and the safety rules of your department.
  • Forklift certified, takes responsibility for this equipment when operator is using it, (Checklist, safety Rules).
  • Overhead crane operator along with safety aspects involved with using the equipment, and crane scales which is used in conjunction with the crane.
  • Performs all steps involved with roll handling identifying tickets and recording.
  • Familiar with scrap codes and downtimes codes that are necessary for material identification.
  • Able to thread entire blown film line, safety includes web guide and winder.
  • Understands the functional purpose of the oscillation unit and can operate the unit controls.
  • Operate the winder, including during start-up, shut down, and hoist.
  • Able to perform all steps of the screen change procedure, with regard to safety rules.
  • Understand the function of the web guide (Fife) and can operate and adjust the equipment as needed.
  • Able to remove winder blade and replace safety.
  • Maintains housekeeping in the work area, always cleans area after resin spill, start-up on screen changes, and periodically performs general housekeeping. Which may include sweeping, vacuuming, wiping down equipment and control panels.
  • Monitor hopper levels of the barrels and blending systems.
  • Other tasks as they are given by Area coordinator / Class “A” and “B” operator.
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance, and willing to work outside the regular schedule as required.
  • Willing to handle job stress and interact with others in the workplace.
 
Machinery and Electrical Devices Used
  • Forklift.
  • Overhead cranes.
  • Pallet jacks.
  • Hand tools.
  • J-knife, utility knives.
 
Physical and Visual Activity Required
 
  • Climbing, ascending or descending ladders, stairs, and the like using feet and legs and / or hands and arms.
  • 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.
  • Reaching, extending hand (s) and arm (s) in any direction.
  • Standing, particularly for sustained periods in time. Example: making copies, giving presentations, directing traffic.
  • Walking, moving out on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
  • Lifting, raising objects from a lower to higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. Degree of lifting: 0-50 lbs.
  • Fingering, picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping, applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
  • Feeling, perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word, via face to face or telephone.
  • Hearing, perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40db loss @500Hz, 1000 H, and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive verbal communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.
  • Balancing, maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Crawling, moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Pulling, using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Pushing, using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
 
Visual
  • Machine operation, inspection, close assembly, clerical, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, using measurement devices or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Mobile equipment operations, operate cars, trucks.
  • Position requires individual to differentiate colors, depth, and perception.
 
Work Environment Conditions
  • Inside environmental conditions protected from weather conditions not necessarily temperature conditions.
  • Outside environmental conditions, no effective protection from weather.
  • Inside and outside environments apply.
  • Subject to extreme cold, temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to extreme heat, temperature above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to noise causing reason to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
  • Subject to hazards, such as moving machinery, electrical currents, falling debris, exposure to chemicals, gases, high heat or combustible materials.
  • Subject to unregulated atmospheric conditions caused by orders, fumes, gases, poor ventilation and dusts.
  • Subject to oil and other cutting fluids via touch or air.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
 
Required Qualifications
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
 
 
 
Extrusion Technician: Position Grade B.
 
Position Objective
Performs detailed tasks directly involved with operating a Co-Ex machine. These tasks require skills that are develop with being an experienced operator and directly affect the quality of the product this department manufactures. Operators should take note that these duties are in addition to the duties of an operator “C” and promotions from the previous level does not exclude those duties from an operator “B” responsibilities.
 
Training
  • Reference Master Training Record for other training requirements.
Authority / Decision Making
  • Authorized to operate and make machine adjustments as necessary to maintain the quality level, machine output while maintaining safety standards within the range of the S.O.C.’s and safety guidelines.
Duties & Responsibilities
Task and Duties
  • Safety – complies with all written and verbal safety rules of the plant and department including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Performs all on line testing, such as dart drop, gauge and gram weight, and dose the calculations involved before data is recorded.
  • Able to control the bubble during a start – up and understand the conditions of balanced bubble. Can adjust frost line height, bubble diameter (lay-flat) and internal bubble pressure, and have an adequate understanding of I.B.C.
  • Fluent with all calculations revolving around line speed and output adjustments, S.P.C., B.U.R., layflat and gauge.
  • Able to assist in pulling the die pin. This includes cleaning and familiarity of the procedure when reinstalling pin. This includes shutdown, purging, cleaning, and re-installation.
  • Know how to set the gap on a Co-Ex line that’s heated adequately and not running.
  • Adjust the gauge profile on the fly, understand variables affecting the bubble’s environment, be able to define the bubble’s contour for profile problems.
  • Basic use of Plast Control unit. Be able to change pages and understand the function and origin of the page’s process variables.
  • Able to program the blending system according to Production Instructions, this task includes resin spillage, clean – up and some climbing.
  • Must be able to assist in start – up which may be winder, oscillation or even some main control cabinet operations.
  • Can shut the line down according to procedure, includes color purging, dropping temperature profiles, and die lip preparation.
  • Other tasks as they are given by the Area Coordinator / class “A” operator.
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance, and willing to work outside the regular schedule as required.
  • Willing to handle job stress and interact with others in the workplace.
 
Machinery and Electrical Devices Used
  • Forklift.
  • Overhead cranes.
  • Pallet jacks.
  • Hand tools.
  • J-knife, utility knives.
 
Physical and Visual Activity Required
 
  • Climbing, ascending or descending ladders, stairs, and the like using feet and legs and / or hands and arms.
  • 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.
  • Reaching, extending hand (s) and arm (s) in any direction.
  • Standing, particularly for sustained periods in time. Example: making copies, giving presentations, directing traffic.
  • Walking, moving out on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
  • Lifting, raising objects from a lower to higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. Degree of lifting: 0-50 lbs.
  • Fingering, picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping, applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
  • Feeling, perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word, via face to face or telephone.
  • Hearing, perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40db loss @500Hz, 1000 H, and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive verbal communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.
  • Balancing, maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Crawling, moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Pulling, using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Pushing, using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
 
Visual
  • Machine operation, inspection, close assembly, clerical, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, using measurement devices or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Mobile equipment operations, operate cars, trucks.
  • Position requires individual to differentiate colors, depth, and perception.
 
Work Environment Conditions
  • Inside environmental conditions protected from weather conditions not necessarily temperature conditions.
  • Outside environmental conditions, no effective protection from weather.
  • Inside and outside environments apply.
  • Subject to extreme cold, temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to extreme heat, temperature above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to noise causing reason to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
  • Subject to hazards, such as moving machinery, electrical currents, falling debris, exposure to chemicals, gases, high heat or combustible materials.
  • Subject to unregulated atmospheric conditions caused by orders, fumes, gases, poor ventilation and dusts.
  • Subject to oil and other cutting fluids via touch or air.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
 
Required Qualifications
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Minimum 6 months experience as utility operator or printing press.
 
 
Extrusion Technician: Position Grade A.
 
Position Objective
An operator “A” skills should be more bubble control and range of troubleshooting skills should have reached the point of running an entire line with little or no supervision. A long with the duties of “B” and “C” level operator, and “A” operator will be responsible for the following duties. When the senior is absent and “A” should be able to fulfill much of his responsibility.
 
Training
  • Reference Master Training Record for other training requirements.
Authority / Decision Making
  • Authorized to operate and make machine adjustments as necessary to maintain the quality level, machine output while maintaining safety standards within the range of the S.O.C.’s
Duties & Responsibilities
Task and Duties
  • Safety – complies with all written and verbal safety rules of the plant and department. Including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Complete housekeeping assignments per schedule.
  • Must be able to calculate the density of the blend and percentage of layer thickness in order to set up the plant control system.
  • Can operate all aspects involved in a start-up, including bubble control, all panel operations and Plast Control.
  • Able to carry out a change over, (blend, thickness, output, etc.)
  • Has the skill needed to decide if a change in temperature profiles is necessary, however, this may only be done if the Area Coordinator or Area Engineer agrees.
  • Able to adjust IBC system to accommodate changes in Ambient Air temp, output, gauge, bubble pressure.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot the majority of problems on blending system.
  • Will teach “B” and “C” level operators necessary skills involved. With running a Co-Ex line.
  • Perform other tasks as they are given by the supervisor.
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance, and willing to work outside the regular schedule as required.
  • Willing to handle job stress and interact with others in the workplace.
 
Machinery and Electrical Devices Used
  • Forklift.
  • Overhead cranes.
  • Pallet jacks.
  • Hand tools.
  • J-knife, utility knives.
 
 
Physical and Visual Activity Required
 
  • Climbing, ascending or descending ladders, stairs, and the like using feet and legs and / or hands and arms.
  • 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.
  • Reaching, extending hand (s) and arm (s) in any direction.
  • Standing, particularly for sustained periods in time. Example: making copies, giving presentations, directing traffic.
  • Walking, moving out on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
  • Lifting, raising objects from a lower to higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. Degree of lifting: 0-50 lbs.
  • Fingering, picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping, applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
  • Feeling, perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word, via face to face or telephone.
  • Hearing, perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40db loss @500Hz, 1000 H, and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive verbal communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.
  • Balancing, maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Crawling, moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Pulling, using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Pushing, using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
 
Visual
  • Machine operation, inspection, close assembly, clerical, and administrative duties. Example: preparing and analyzing data entry, CRT exposure, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, using measurement devices or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Mobile equipment operations, operate cars, trucks.
  • Position requires individual to differentiate colors, depth, and perception.
 
Work Environment Conditions
  • Inside environmental conditions protected from weather conditions not necessarily temperature conditions.
  • Outside environmental conditions, no effective protection from weather.
  • Inside and outside environments apply.
  • Subject to extreme cold, temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to extreme heat, temperature above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to noise causing reason to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
  • Subject to hazards, such as moving machinery, electrical currents, falling debris, exposure to chemicals, gases, high heat or combustible materials.
  • Subject to unregulated atmospheric conditions caused by orders, fumes, gases, poor ventilation and dusts.
  • Subject to oil and other cutting fluids via touch or air.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
 
Required Qualifications
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Minimum 6 months experience as operator “B”, 2 years previous.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
 
 
 Extrusion Technician: Position Grade Sr.
 
Position Objective
Responsible for six co-extrusion line and the quality of their production. Maintains the operator’s safety performance (knowledge of proper procedure, enforcing regulations of safety). The skills of the senior should make him capable of fulfilling most troubleshooting needs and enable him to assist the technical department with problems they may encounter with blends and materials. A senior’s safety record, attendance, and attitude must be impeccable so that he may be an example to the team and set a pace for them to follow.
 
Training
  • Reference Master Training Record for other training requirements.
Authority / Decision Making
  • Authorized to operate and make machine adjustments as necessary to maintain the quality level and output required while staying within the S.O.C. and safety guidelines.
Duties & Responsibilities
Task and Duties
  • Safety – complies with all written and verbal safety rules of the plant and department. Including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Complete housekeeping assignments per schedule.
  • Perform all assigned job duties.
  • Enforces plant safety rules and regulations as well as additional rules for extrusion department.
  • Responsible for the condition, safety, and any misuse of equipment within his designated area. This means, operating equipment that should be shut down for repair, operating equipment that might be hazardous to the operator, and using the equipment in ways for which it was not designated that may be dangerous or damage.
  • Will conduct training with other crew member (A, B, and C level).
  • Maintains an open line of communications with downstream department, with regard to film, quality or problems directly related to extrusion.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of record keeping in his area (Resin inventory, usage, paperwork, quality testing, etc.).
  • Initiates work orders after evaluating breakdowns and malfunctions that cannot be corrected within the scope of operations.
  • Other tasks as they are given by the Area coordinator.
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance, and willing to work outside the regular schedule as required.
  • Willing to handle job stress and interact with others in the workplace.
 
Machinery and Electrical Devices Used
  • Forklift.
  • Overhead cranes.
  • Pallet jacks.
  • Hand tools.
  • J-knife, utility knives.
 
 
Physical and Visual Activity Required
 
  • Climbing, ascending or descending ladders, stairs, and the like using feet and legs and / or hands and arms.
  • 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.
  • Reaching, extending hand (s) and arm (s) in any direction.
  • Standing, particularly for sustained periods in time. Example: making copies, giving presentations, directing traffic.
  • Walking, moving out on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
  • Lifting, raising objects from a lower to higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. Degree of lifting: 0-50 lbs.
  • Fingering, picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping, applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
  • Feeling, perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word, via face to face or telephone.
  • Hearing, perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40db loss @500Hz, 1000 H, and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive verbal communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.
  • Balancing, maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Crawling, moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Pulling, using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Pushing, using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
 
Visual
  • Machine operation, inspection, close assembly, clerical, and administrative duties. Example: preparing and analyzing data entry, CRT exposure, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, using measurement devices or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Mobile equipment operations, operate cars, trucks.
  • Position requires individual to differentiate colors, depth, and perception.
 
Work Environment Conditions
  • Inside environmental conditions protected from weather conditions not necessarily temperature conditions.
  • Outside environmental conditions, no effective protection from weather.
  • Inside and outside environments apply.
  • Subject to extreme cold, temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to extreme heat, temperature above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • Subject to noise causing reason to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
  • Subject to hazards, such as moving machinery, electrical currents, falling debris, exposure to chemicals, gases, high heat or combustible materials.
  • Subject to unregulated atmospheric conditions caused by orders, fumes, gases, poor ventilation and dusts.
  • Subject to oil and other cutting fluids via touch or air.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
 
Required Qualifications
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous plastics industry experience.
  • Available for overtime per rotating schedule.
  • Available for cross – training with other departments.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Previous extrusion experience.
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