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PLASTIC EXTRUSION MACHINE OPERATORS

Valley Extrusions is a global manufacturing leader offering innovative plastic solutions (profile extrusions). Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Valley Extrusions serves all of North America and Europe from its operations in Pennsylvania.

Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, vacation and paid holidays, and a 401(k) (company match of 4%). Pay will be based on the successful applicants’ experience and skillset. This position has both day- and night-shift openings; please note: applicants must have plastic extrusion experience and be willing and able to work any shift.

Responsibilities
  • Start up, set up, operate, and tend machine that extrudes thermoplastics to meet customer specifications and dimensions according to work orders and/or blueprints
  • Load materials into extruder and adjust feed mechanisms to set feed rates
  • Move controls to activate and adjust for extruding process
  • Observe machine operations, control boards, and gauges to detect any defective material and/or machine malfunctions
  • Observe and check finished film coming off the production lines; if sub-standard product is detected, take immediate corrective action to eliminate the cause(s)
  • Press the correct buttons to stop machine when processes are complete or when malfunctions are detected
  • Detailed completion of work orders and production reports
  • Always be mentally alert on the machine
  • Perform other duties and assignments as directed by management
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
Skills and Requirements
  • Be mechanically inclined
  • Be able to read a tape measure
  • Have an excellent mathematical aptitude & attention
  • Ability to read/understand specifications
  • Ability to read measuring devices such as ruler, caliper, dial indicator, micrometer and scale
  • Manual dexterity and ability to use all hand tools in order to set up and operate extruder
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 alone (and over 50 lbs. with assistance)
  • Stand, walk, and lift for prolonged periods of time