Extrusion Operator

Proampac Cincinnati , OH 45201

Posted 1 week ago

Responsible to operate extruders in a safe manner and produce quality product with minimal scrap, meet production schedules and keep work area clean.

Ensure departmental compliance with all certification requirements (AIB, ISO)

Essential Tasks

  • Follow all safety rules and regulations; wear PPE.

  • Read, understand and follow work instructions to produce product that meet standards (production, scrap, quality and packaging).

  • Follow quality requirements to ensure all product produced meet or exceed specifications.

  • Communicate with employees from your own and other departments to create a team work environment and ensure that the machine is in top running condition.

  • Perform any light maintenance that is needed on machine and communicate major issues to supervisor/lead person.

  • Fill out all required paperwork and labels.

  • Must be able to work 12hour shifts.

  • Must be able to work scheduled overtime.

  • Must be able to lift 100lbs.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Check the product being produced against the sample bag and work order to ensure accuracy. Do no depend on your operator to do this.

  • Maintain products being produced at or above the required specifications.

  • Perform timely and thorough quality checks throughout the shift and record them on your shift report. Packer/Inspectors are required to perform quality checks every hour.

  • Seek assistance from your operator on any quality issue during run. If operator is busy, take initiative in making adjustments: move eye, print, holes, patch, etc.

  • Work with your operators to ensure that all information gets recorded on the shift reports accurately and neatly.

Key Competencies

  • Team player

  • Attention to detail

  • Self-motivated

  • Safety conscious

  • Work independently

  • Strong communication

  • Ownership of equipment

  • Interpersonal skills

Physical Demand Levels

  • Bending

  • Frequent

  • Carrying

  • Frequent

  • Carrying raw material, finished product

  • Crouching

  • Frequent

  • Unmounting rolls

  • Handling

  • Frequent

  • Raw material, shafts, cores

  • Keyboarding

  • Occasional

  • Data entry

  • Pulling

  • Occasional

  • Positioning hoists with raw material

  • Pushing

  • Occasional

  • Pushing air lines to open chucks.

  • Reaching

  • Occasional

  • Webbing the machine

  • Standing

  • Constant

    • Walking
  • Frequent

  • Walking up and down the stairs

  • Lifting

  • Frequent

  • Gaylords, hard scrap, hoses

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Product or industry specific machine experience

  • Have basic mechanical skills

  • High school level mathematics

  • Trouble shooting/problem solving skills

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