Sets the order specifications and makes necessary adjustments as the job is running to assure the finished product is in accordance with specifications.
Assures all setpoints are correct with the machine at the required temperature and speed necessary to assure a quality product. Notifies the Supervisor if stop/go decisions are necessary.
Constantly monitors the run by visual inspections so that corrections con be made, if necessary, before the “run” is unacceptable.
Makes periodic checks of the Extrusion Machine and auxiliary equipment in his/her charge to assure proper mechanical and electrical functioning and notifies the supervisor if a problem is occurring. May call the shift mechanic or electrician if immediate attention is necessary.
Oversees the activities of the Assistant Extruder Operator and Wind-Up Person or any others assigned to assist with the operation of his/her assigned Extrusion Machine. This may include the training of new employees.
Organizes department material in accordance with customer orders and production schedule set for their shift.
Inventories all material in the department and accounts for material movement with row tags.
Loads and unloads material from trucks as needed.
Cuts and grinds all rework material in accordance with department procedure.