Production Operator - Plastic Extrusion

Muncie, IN

As a Co-Extrusion Operator (also known as Extruder Operator, Machinery Technician), you'll be responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of co-extrusion machinery and auxiliary equipment. You'll diagnose and troubleshoot issues to ensure maximum uptime of production equipment. Additionally, you'll operate extruders, dies, and other downstream equipment, control temperature and pressure, and maintain process and production records. You'll also have supervisory responsibilities, including training and directing material handlers and new operators.

  • Work in a dynamic manufacturing environment.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and skill development.
  • Engage in a role with supervisory responsibilities and cross-functional collaboration.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience with coex materials operation, including mini ops, gravitrol system, blender systems, and railcar/bulk truck unloading procedures.
  • Ability to set up, start up, troubleshoot, operate, and shutdown extruders and other downstream equipment.
  • Proficiency in mechanical troubleshooting and plastic extrusion.
  • Experience with calipers, micrometers, injection molding machines, and measurement gauges.
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift, perform simple mathematical calculations, and use a computer functionally.
  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment with occupational hazards and periodic exposure to outside weather conditions.