Extruder Operator

February 27, 2024
18+ Years of Age,

SACO AEI Polymers
3220 Crocker Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
County: Sheboygan

POSITION SUMMARY: Operates the mixer, extruder and other related equipment to safely produce high-quality plastic compound pellets and/or powder blends in a timely fashion. Conducts in-process quality testing. Hours for this position are 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.


Set up, tear down, adjust and operate all aspects of mixers, extruders, blenders, feeders and related equipment used to produce company products
Cross-check material to production orders
Coordinate with and assist Shipping and Receiving staff as needed
Prepare WIP blends for subsequent production runs
Monitor production parameters and complete all necessary paperwork (i.e. production reports, quality reports, pallet tags, etc.).
Perform changeovers and drain-outs
Perform in-process quality control tasks
Clean equipment before shift change using hand tools, grinders and basic electrical tools
Use forklift to move materials
Identify and interact with Maintenance on equipment malfunctions
Communicate issues to Team Leader and in daily communications meetings
Perform 5S duties to maintain a safe, orderly and clean work area
Requisition consumables as needed
Attend end-of-shift huddle (communication meeting)

Legible handwriting
Good verbal and written communication skills
Good interpersonal communication skills
Basic math skills
Basic computer skills
Good conflict management skills
Good problem solving skills
Good team skills
Forklift driving experience
Basic mechanical aptitude
Good time management skills
QC experience desired
Lean Six Sigma and 5S experience desired
Must be able to lift and move objects up to 75 pounds.
Must be able to walk, stand, hear, grasp, squeeze, twist, kneel, crawl, climb & bend in a manufacturing setting for an entire shift.
Must be able to wear PAPR units.
Must be able to work in confined spaces.
Must be able to lift overhead.
Ability to withstand heat.
Ability to withstand dust and fumes.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
Occasionally works in high precarious places.

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