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Duncan, SC

Date Posted: January 15, 2019
Job Type: Temporary to Hire
Job ID: 266600

Job Description

Extruder Operator

$15 HOUR

2nd shift: 3pm - 11:15pm

Duncan Area


We are seeking an Extruder Operator for our customer is a family owned business with global distribution and production facilities in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.


The Extruder Operator Duties include:

  • Set up, operate, and tend machines to extrude thermoplastic pellets.
  • Follow setup procedures and select appropriate heat profile temperatures and pelletizer settings according to specifications.
  • Load machine hoppers with mixed materials.
  • Start machines and set controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, and temperature, and to synchronize speed of extrusion.
  • Operate and monitor pelletizer to ensure quality of pellet cut.
  • Monitor and examine extruded products in order to check for conformance to specifications; adjust controls as necessary to alter products.
  • Prepare for changeovers by pulling and cleaning screws, burning out die head, cleaning pelletizer and Witte.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and make minor adjustments to equipment.
  • Maintain an inventory of materials on run sheet.
  • Record all nonconforming material, line scrap and blobs on the Run Sheet.
  • Fill out all production tracking paperwork.
  • Weigh and label finished product, place in appropriate container and move to designated area.
  • As necessary, perform duties not directly related to position and assist fellow workers.


The Extruder Operator Requirements include:

  • 2 years experienced as a extruder machine operator
  • Prior Forklift experience (Must acquire and maintain valid forklift operator certification.)
  • Clean Driver Record
  • Must be available to work any shift.
  • Train on days for a few weeks before transitioning to 2nd shift.