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Extrusion Machine Operator I

Company: SUEZ Water Technologies
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose

The Extrusion Machine Operator will operate, troubleshoot, repair and perform minor maintenance of the extrusion equipment that processes polypropylene pellets into log form. You will understand both the product construction and the machine operation to maximize yields and machine uptime.

You will work shifts that are 12-hours long, starting at 4am-4pm rotating shift.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Extrusion Machine Operator, you will:

Observe all Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) rules, including housekeeping practices

Participate in EHS meetings, investigations, and audits

Proactively communicate and address safety concerns

Set-up and monitor machine operations according to standard operating instructions

Understand department safety, quality and regulatory requirements, and production goals; actively engage in meeting these goals

Inspect raw materials and products to ensure there are no visual defects; take corrective action as needed

Perform checks to ensure accuracy per product specifications, ensure overall product quality, and tracks in manual logs or computer system to capture deviations and quality traceability data

Perform material disposition on all work-in-processes (WIP) parts as assigned

Perform advanced machine adjustments to ensure that proper construction specifications are being met

Interrupt machine operation as necessary to correct operating problems

Minimize the production of products that do not meet specifications by quickly taking action and using investigative, troubleshooting, and mechanical skills

Accurately measure work in process (WIP) and finished goods in inches or centimeters

Communicate technical issues in a timely manner to all levels (managers, co-workers, maintenance, engineers, etc.)

Assist in training of other operators

Assist with failure and perform regular minor preventive maintenance

Perform troubleshooting to solve equipment malfunction

Perform complete setup, adjustments, startup, and shutdown of all equipment in the area

Keep accurate records and explain any discrepancies, if necessary

Perform any additional duties as assigned by supervisor, facilitator, or lead


Minimum of 1 year (12-months) of experience as a machine operator, maintenance technician, or military service in a technical background OR an Associate's Degree in engineering, plastics technology, industrial technology, instrumentation, automated systems and robotics, electronics engineering technology, industrial controls and robotics, right skills now for manufacturing or similar technical associates degree

Ability and willingness to work a rotating schedule that includes every other weekend coverage, as required

Ability and willingness to work overtime, as required

Ability and willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, and safety shoes, as required

Willingness to work in a tobacco-free environment

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job

Desired Characteristics

High School Diploma/GED

Experience working in and navigating computer applications; ability to perform basic functions in Excel, including navigating to files, data input, copy & paste and sums

Strong mathematical aptitude, such as ability to calculate flow rate and take measurements of circumference

Experience participating in the development of work instructions and operating guides

Basic SAP experience, including navigating in the system, looking up test specs and ensuring bills of materials match recipes

Strong mechanical aptitude

Quality inspection experience, including experience identifying and resolving product quality issues

Detail orientated

Strong communication skills and ability to learn and understand all policies, practices, and procedures

Lean manufacturing experience

Previous experience performing setup, troubleshooting and operation of automated machines

Required qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Keywords: SUEZ Water Technologies, Minnetonka , Extrusion Machine Operator I, Other , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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