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Extrusion Technician (3rd Shift)

Plasticade

This is a Full-time position in Skokie, IL posted November 5, 2019.

Job Purpose: To manage the development, efficiency and documentation of profile extrusion processes while meeting continuous improvement objectives ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Select machine dies.

Determine setup procedures.

Draw or press plastic into shapes and diameters.

Set secondary equipment to product specifications.

Specify lengths and weights of structures.

Replace worn dies.

Set controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, and temperature.

Synchronize speed of extrusion.

Read and interpret blueprints and drawings.

Locate defects on extruded products.

Check for conformance to specifications.

Adjust controls as necessary.

Install, connect, test, and adjust equipment.

Clean tools Access areas by climbing pols and ladders.

Remove excess, entangled, or completed material from machines.

Operate machines that extrude plastic structures.

Start metering pumps.

Activate and adjust extruding machines.

Other duties as assigned High school diploma or equivalent Minimum of 5 years experience in extrusion blow molding.

Experience with injection molding and profile extrusion processing is a plus Technically sound and hands-on in troubleshooting molding process issues Mold set-up experience with a preventive maintenance background Ability to use sound judgment and to prioritize workload Strong written and communication skills.

Bilingual candidate (Spanish/English) is a plus Strong work ethic and results-oriented Time management skills Basic knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Practices – desired Basic Microsoft suite computer skills Forklift qualified PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to spend 90% of the work day walking or standing Ability to lift 50 lbs Ability to move heavy items with the use of a crane or forklift and able to climb and move around machinery WORK ENVIRONMENT: Ability to work in a non-climate controlled environment Ability to work in a high noise level facility