Plastic Extrusion Operator

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  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 2021-02-16
he Extrusion Operator performs machine start-up, adjustments, and shuts down the extrusion equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures. The Operator performs work of a complex nature involving considerable skill and judgment in order to maintain foam quality requirements. Responsibilities / duties include;
  • Perform duties in a safe manner to assure protection for themselves and others.
  • Start and stop extrusion equipment in a manner as prescribed in the Operators’ Training Manual or Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Operate all extrusion equipment, making all necessary adjustments, as necessary, in accordance with the Operators’ Training Manual or Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Monitor and maintain all quality control specs of foam sheet.
  • Report to Extrusion Technician or in some cases the Immediate Supervisor factors which adversely affect output or quality.
  • Complete Production Reports, S.O.C. Sheets, Activity Logs, Roll Tickets, Acrison Check Sheets, or other reports accurately as necessary to monitor production process and quality foam products.
  • Be responsible for housekeeping of assigned area.
  • Assist with start-up or re-string of all extrusion equipment.
  • Operate overhead crane hoists for removal of finished goods.
  • Conducts food safety and defense self-inspections and reports on deficiencies.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Supervisor.


  • Education/Work Experience: High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Language Ability: Must have excellent communication skills
  • Math Ability: Proficient mathematical skills
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to systematically work through problems, can work with deadlines individually or as part of a team
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite