Production Operator - Nights

Operations Kent, Washington


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Job Title:

Extruder Operator

Date Open:






Reports To:

Production Supervisor

Date Closed:









Kent, WA






Day & Night Shift Available





Work as part of a team as well as independently to run and maintain assigned extruder machines to efficiently produce quality window parts that meet customer specifications with minimal downtime or waste.



  • Participate at pre-shift meetings to review Safety, Quality, Production targets
  • Review schedule, work with team to hit targets while maintaining a safe work environment
  • Place parts into crates and labels according to packaging procedures and safe body mechanics.
  • Perform quality checks on parts and documents results as a part of standard work tasks.
  • Identify and inform proper person of defects (sink lines, weaves).
  • Anticipate the demand for needed materials by planning and monitoring the lines.
  • Cut and weigh product samples for Q.A., testing or customer.
  • Record sold quantity, scrap quantity, line speed, SPC and O.E.E.
  • Assist with set-ups and change-overs.
  • Ensure hopper and water misters are properly filled and other process parameters are being followed.
  • Clean saw, saw-bags, down-streams, and extruder.  Maintains excellent housekeeping protocol through a 5S system.
  • May adjust extruder to ensure correct dimension and weight.
  • May adjust calibrator blocks, die heats, extruder speed, water flow and vacuum to ensure correct dimension and surface.
  • Carry various packaging materials to the designated areas in the team.
  • Push finished product carts to the staging area, replace empty cart and pre-load the first stage of packaging.
  • Keeps area clean and organized (cleans floor, machines, walls, etc.)



  • Good reading ability (9th grade math and reading level); able to read and understand packaging layouts and other manufacturing documentation.
  • Computer proficiency with the ability to log into and enter data accurately within a variety of systems.
  • Good team player with the ability to work well within a diverse, multi-cultural environment.
  • Familiar with OSHA safety standards and SPC, preferred
  • Stable work history; 1+ year of experience in a manufacturing environment, preferred
  • Ability to use air guns, banders, chop saw, hand tools, calipers, radial arm saws and other equipment as needed.
  • Must be able to work any shift.