Extrusion Technician

Operations Richmond, Kentucky


Description

Responsibilities

  • Plans daily tooling changes and estimates time of changes.
  • Assesses the hourly performance of each line assigned.
  • Troubleshoot and document the causes of performance problems and corrective action.
  • Identifies and repairs sources (sink lines, weaves).
  • Troubleshoots problems using proven methods.
  • Stops extruder, removes die and calibrators, using proper shut-down procedures.
  • Performs the “Quick Change”, Set-up, and Sell-to-Sell procedures.
  • Make adjustments to Saw, Punch, Water System and other key process controls.
  • Trains employees on methods or equipment, set-up and change-over procedures.
  • Trains employees on starting and stringing-up profiles, monitoring extruder.
  • Keeps area cleans and organized (clean floor, machines, walls, etc.)
  • Routine maintenance on machines.
  • Support in packaging and quality checks.
  • Adjusts calibrator blocks, die heats, extruder speed, water flow and vacuum to ensure correct dimension and surface.

Education/Experience

  • Two or more years’ experience in Extrusion manufacturing.
  • Mechanically inclined with excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Familiar with OSHA safety standards and SPC.
  • Excellent documentation skills and capable of reading and following technical manuals.
  • Ability to use air guns, banders, chop saw, hand tools, calipers, radial arm saws and other equipment as needed.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office products.
  • Must be able to work any shift.
  • Must be able to pass Extruder Operator Certification.