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Extrusion Technician

Job Details

Eau Claire Plant - Eau Claire, WI
Full Time
High School

Job Details

Are you mechanically inclined?   Do you enjoy working in a climate controlled environment?   Are you a team player with a positive attitude?    Then, we are looking for you!!  


Major Duties and Responsibilities:
•     Perform basic math and computer skills
•     Understand and follow all work instructions pertaining to extrusion to the highest degree
•     Understand the function of and operate all auxiliary components of an extrusion line including payoffs, talc machine wire straighteners, blenders, crosshead, capstan, laser, accumulator take-­‐ups
•     Interpret engineering specifications and drawings to proficiently setup and operate extruder without supervision
o  Adjust extruder settings including temperature profile to yield a proper compound melt
o  Accurately log in/out of production jobs, complete all related paperwork; reel tag, production report, inspection table, etc.
•     Proficiently clean out extruder and/or crosshead
•     Change out screen pack during a process when needed
•     Tooling (tip and die)
o  Select proper tooling option according to need and inspect using a pin gauge
o  Properly install tooling and adjust for correct concentricity
•     Setup and run consistent quality on various primary or single conductor products
o  Meet the allocated material usage (including X% startup scrap), set-­‐up time and run-­‐rate of 
the process router
o  Achieve the correct OD, color hue and T&E
o  Optically measure concentricity on extruded products during start-­‐up and required intervals
o  Properly use all calibrated equipment pertaining to extrusion process
•     Extrude a variety of compounds such as PVC, PP, PE ,TPU, TPE, Hytrel
•     Demonstrate familiarity with the 7 basic attributes of a compound (specific gravity, durometer, brittle point, tensile, elongation, LOI and max temp rating)
•     Demonstrate proper work center housekeeping and tooling crib integrity
•     Exhibit a positive attitude and a desire to learn
•     Need to be at Tech Level 1 for a minimum of 6 months before promotion to Tech Level 2
•     Compliance of all Minnesota Wire Safety standards.





Experience:       Strong mechanical aptitude with ability to multi-­‐task is required. Excellent 
spatial perspective.  Ability to follow instructions and provide necessary documentation.

Education:         High School Diploma or equivalent skills and abilities

Interpersonal Skills:  The ability to understand verbal, written or visual instruction.  Ability to work in and
ability to effectively communicate with their supervisor.