Extruder Operator

Wytheville, VA

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  • 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.

Job Requirements

High school diploma or GED 

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