Top Extrusion Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Extrusion Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Extrusion Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.2% of Extrusion Operator resumes contained Extruder Machinery as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Extrusion Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Extrusion Operator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Extruder Machinery

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Here's how Extruder Machinery is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Operate the extruder machinery and set up dies, and film from the molten material.
  • Assisted in training new employees on operating the extruder machinery and performing routine maintenance.
  • Operate the extruder machinery as per the instructions of the factory mananger.
  • Operate the extruder machinery and draw out rods, tubes and film from the molten material.

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2. Plastic Extrusion Line

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Here's how Plastic Extrusion Line is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Provided oversight of 20 staff on 15 plastic extrusion lines, assuring the quality of the parts produced.
  • Run a plastic extrusion line setting the line up to the Soc's provided.
  • Set up, Shut down and change over plastic extrusion lines.
  • Run Plastic extrusion line, set up and monitor run conditions
  • Set up and run a plastic extrusion line.

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3. Extrusion Machine

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Here's how Extrusion Machine is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Operated plastics extrusion machine Produced office equipment to exact specifications Inspected and packaged product for shipping Basic machine maintenance when necessary
  • Operated extrusion machine to process plastic film according to company policy and customer order.
  • Maintain and operate plastic extrusion machinery, handle raw material for extrusion operations.
  • Set up of extrusion machines for operation according to engineering instructions.
  • Operated an automatic extrusion machine to produce electrical automotive wire.
  • Worked independently to clean and adjust extrusion machinery.
  • Managed, operated and maintained extrusion machines.
  • Operated four single screw extrusion machines simultaneously.
  • Maintain machinery and tooling of extrusion machinery.
  • Operated extrusion machines manufacturing plastic hoses.
  • Maintain operation of extrusion machines.
  • Operated and maintained plastic extrusion machinery
  • Executed daily operations of setting up, operated plastic extrusion machine, and performed changeovers of equipment on the line.
  • Set up and operate 5 semi-Automated Plastic Extrusion Machines and 2 Automated Linear Saws to run production.
  • Set up and operation of extrusion machinery, including tooling choice as well as downstream set up.
  • Monitor Extrusion Machine, Read Blue Prints, Count and Package Parts for finial Shipment, Inspect parts
  • Set up and operate extrusion machines in accordance with established procedures and guidelines to meet customer needs
  • Job consisted of running an extrusion machine and doing QA test on each roll of plastic.
  • Train new hires on how to color change start up and shut down plastic extrusion machines.
  • Operate extrusion machine Doff off finished product of yarn Quality Check for proper filament color.

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4. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Reviewed company compliance with all applicable environmental and safety procedures.
  • Participated in several 5S projects and Safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate equipment operations, work and safety procedures to new Associates, or assign Associates to experienced associates for training.
  • Communicate all pertinent information at shift change and understand and practice all safety procedures and rules.
  • Assisted R & D on new product development and implementation of new/safety procedures.
  • Maintain proper safety procedures throughout all tasks each day.Skills UsedPower tools, measuring tools, and crane experience

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5. New Operators

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Here's how New Operators is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Assist winder operator with duties, and help train new operators.
  • Trained many new operators in within the company.
  • Train new operators in extrusion and procedures.
  • Train new operators Schedule line production and downtime
  • Monitor weights and liquid distribution making necessary adjustments.calibration on saw system set up* Train new operators when called upon.
  • Trained new operators and implemented new division operator training program to improve retention rates and increase production.

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6. Setup Procedures

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Here's how Setup Procedures is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Determined setup procedures and selected machine dies and parts according to specifications.
  • Determined setup procedures and equipment selection according to specifications.
  • Determine setup procedures to draw or press metal into shapes and diameters.
  • Determine setup procedures, adjust controls as necessary; activate and adjust extruding machines.
  • Adjust controls, change die, determine setup procedures.
  • Measure and examine extruded products Determine setup procedures and select dies Install dies, screws and setup the right temperature

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7. Quality Checks

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Here's how Quality Checks is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Monitor and accurately record production quality checks as required.
  • Operated machinery and performed quality checks on product.
  • Performed quality checks and maintained industry standards.
  • Performed quality checks on finished product with respect to diameter, center, strip force, cure and print clarity.
  • Performed quality checks on materials and completed parts using digital and dial calipers, scales and visual confirmation.
  • Completed quality checks on final product Record operational data on tags, and attach tags to machines.
  • Verify proper width film gauge, and opacity of film, perform all quality checks.
  • Conduct quality checks of material, package material for shipment and dispersal throughout the facility.
  • Complete necessary documentation; process checks, quality checks, production reporting, etc.
  • Assisted in Change overs and quality checks for all lines in plant.
  • Perform quality checks according to written process for the order being run.
  • Completed necessary documentation, process checks, quality checks as required.
  • Perform quality checks for moisture, pellet quality, and color.
  • Check machine performance along with all related quality checks.
  • Preform Quality Checks of the products being produced.
  • Run quality checks on all roll sheet.
  • Pull samples for lab for quality checks.
  • Set up machine and do quality checks.
  • Performed hourly quality checks on product.
  • Perform change overs and quality checks.

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8. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Worked with loading and packaging of finished goods, receiving proper raw materials, correct labeling, and record keeping documentation.
  • Move materials in and out of the line as needed; including packaging materials, raw materials and finished product.
  • Increased the usage of reclaimed raw materials by ten to fifty percent (10 - 50%).
  • Introduced usage of more recycle based raw materials resulting in 8% saving on raw material cost.
  • Initiated multiple work systems in the plant involving resin ordering and receiving of all raw materials.
  • Reviewed and interpreted orders and recipes; ensured raw materials in work areas.
  • Assisted in creating the orderly flow of both raw materials and finished goods.
  • Weigh raw materials, load into 2,000 bowl, and operate mixer.
  • Sample and test incoming raw materials as well as finished products.
  • Load raw materials into the process feed system.
  • Filled machine with raw materials throughout shift.
  • Processed raw materials into usable foam roll-stock.
  • Performed pre-batching and the transportation of raw materials to the production area.
  • Input work order into the database system Weigh and report all raw materials good an waste to management of sales.
  • Operate a reclaim line to turn scrap back into useable raw materials.
  • Operated single and twin screw extruders to pelletize raw materials.

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9. Set-Up

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Here's how Set-Up is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Self-managed dynamic extrusion set-up parameters and conditions.
  • Assist with the set-up and start-up any profile for all machines in a work cell.
  • Provided support and assistance for operators on set-up and maintenance of their production lines.
  • Moved onto the set-up, running, and maintaining of the extrusion machine.
  • Oversee product on the line from initial set-up through packaging.
  • Cut material, set-up and operated 6 extrusion wire presses.
  • Build and maintain set-up sheets to produce foam plates.
  • Perform set-up, running, monitoring and troubleshooting of up to 5 extruders.
  • Work with extrusion machines - changes and set-ups Operate feeder machine to trim rolls
  • Performed Extrusion activities that included: Installing necessary tools for set-ups.
  • Die Changes and line set-up, line maintence, and line checks.
  • Worked side by side with operator assistants on set-up, run and changeover of product lines. "
  • cleaned,set-up extruders for jobs, run or start jobs for persision medic.
  • LEVEL 2) Line Set-Up Screen Pack changes Troubleshooting Lift 70 lbs.

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10. Trouble Shooting

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Here's how Trouble Shooting is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Line Set-up Screen Pack Changes Trouble shooting Lift 70lbs rolls Forklift Operator Roll Inspection/take samples Take reading of machine/temps/roll timing
  • Tasked with the setup, start-up, operating & trouble shooting of designated extrusion line(s).
  • Set up all line equipment, and perform maintenance and trouble shooting.
  • Trouble shooting problems in the extrusion process as they arise.
  • Check visual inspection of the item, check drawing/catalog order, monitoring machine exact operational condition and overall mechanical trouble shooting.
  • Monitored production operations, ensuring minimal lost time including: trouble shooting, process improvement recommendations, and part replacement.

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11. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Perform rests as necessary to insure proper equipment operation and product quality.
  • Communicate effectively with Supervisors and other operators to maintain product quality.
  • Worked in a team setting, responsible for product quality, timely output of products and
  • Monitor profile while running and make process adjustments as necessary to maintain product quality.
  • Adjusted equipment variables and settings to meet equipment and product quality requirements.
  • Created CMM programs for engineering special projects and conducted gauge calibrations to ensure product quality conformance to corporate and regulatory requirements.

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12. PVC

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Here's how PVC is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Controlled the amount of PVC that is covering the wire, gathered my material with fort lift for my machine
  • Run a PVC extrusion process with pneumatic take-up machines.
  • Operated plastic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) piping machine.
  • Blend compound for vinyl siding and PVC pipe.
  • Manufactured PVC Pipe* Operate and Repair Equipment* Run Forklift
  • Pipe production of ABS, PVC, CTS piping.
  • Machine Operator responsible for two extrusion machines and processes in the manufacturing of (PVC) polyvinyl chloride pipe.
  • Operate PVC extruders on 12hr shifts while operating saws, pulleys, forklifts
  • Used many different materials including nylons, PVC, and PEEK.
  • Started as an entry level pvc pipe/extrusion operator.
  • Extruded a variety of materials, including polycarbonate, PVC, CPVC, ABS, Polypropylene and Co and Tri extrusions.
  • Operated extruder and manufactured polyvinyl chloride pipe * Documented records of standard quality inspections * Operated Forklift to distribute PVC and raw-material
  • Manufacture PVC pipe for various purposes and applications through the process of extrusion Extrusion operator of twelve extrusion lines
  • Used many different materials including nylons, PVC, Pebax, polyethylenes, and polypropylenes.

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13. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Clean and maintain extruding and forming machines using hand tools, move controls to activate and adjust extruding and forming machines.
  • Install dyes, mandrels, extrusion heads, sprockets and essential parts for manufacturing plastic net using multiple hand tools.
  • Use common hand tools to set up, breakdown, and clean equipment between product changes per company guidelines.
  • Maintained and operated hand tools necessary to set-up, take apart, and to operate the equipment.
  • Used various measuring and hand tools to meet customer specifications while adhering to a schedule.
  • Changed tips and dyes, machine screws and cleaned heads with hand tools.
  • Operate hand tools and larger equipment such as band saws and presses.
  • Load material into extruding and forming machines, using hand tools.
  • Use of hand tools and gauges required to preform adjustments.
  • Use hand tools to disassemble and reassemble machine parts.
  • Install dies, machine screws and sizing rings with hand tools.
  • Used hand tools, drills, table and band saws daily.
  • Single Extrusion OperatorUse hand tools and various instruments to set up and operate single extrusionmachines.
  • use and knowledge of hand tools a must.
  • Work with hand tools, using measuring equipments.

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14. Machine Operation

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Here's how Machine Operation is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Automated parts bagging machine operation.
  • Observe machine operations, controls boards, and gauges to detect malfunctions such as clogged bushings and defective binder applicators.
  • Machine Operations, Banding and stacking of Materials, Measuring to specification, Stacking, general machine maintenance
  • Help to introduce vacuum forming technology to manufacturing and train employees on machine operation.
  • Attend monthly safety meetings to make certain machine operation and personal safety.
  • Machine operation, calibration/measuring, inspect and cut metal.
  • Started machine operations by inserting control instructions into control units.
  • Operated forklift and kept work area cleaned Accomplishments Machine operation/troubleshooting/production.
  • Machine operation Rewinding Taser testing Quality control and final inspection Fork Lift certified

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15. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Participated in productivity/quality improvement and extrusion/slitter preventative maintenance programs.
  • Developed and maintained an equipment preventative maintenance program.
  • Perform periodic preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Set cut length and puller speeds, cleaned tooling, replenished materials, and assisted with preventative maintenance.
  • Conducted preventative maintenance including cleaning, repairing, and replacing parts.
  • Assist in other areas in the plant with preventative maintenance.
  • Assist and Quality Assurance and Preventative Maintenance.
  • Preform Preventative Maintenance of the extrusion lines.
  • Skilled in problem solving and troubleshooting * Worked with maintenance department on equipment repairs and preventative maintenance * Trained new employees

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16. Extrusion Line

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Here's how Extrusion Line is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Operate four different extrusion lines producing products with varying specifications.
  • Trained several operators to efficiently run an extrusion line.
  • Assisted another operator with operating an extrusion line.
  • Maintain / setup/ operating/ troubleshoot Extrusion lines
  • Operate a 7 layer Co-Extrusion Line and to preform general housekeeping of the line at the end of each shift.
  • Monitored and maintained the operations of multiple extrusion lines in the manufacturing of plastics and polymers for use in production.
  • Performed all tasks involved in running an extrusion line including quality, changeovers, start-ups, monitoring, and shutdown.
  • Worked in braid room until trained on extrusion lines, certified on two lines and being trained on three others.
  • Complete set up, change over, and tear down of the extrusion lines and all in line equipment.
  • Set up and break down extrusion lines as well as clean dies and troubleshoot any problems that may occur.
  • Operate a plastic co-extrusion line and roll stand to make custom sheets to be formed by another company.
  • Coordinated and helped with extrusion line setups and change-overs to assure that they were completed efficiently and correctly.
  • Run extrusion line, take rolls off the shaft, and put separate bags into boxes.
  • Set up, run, change over, and quality control of a plastics extrusion line.
  • Clean the extrusion lines, assemble boxes and inserts for the boxes, Program filament spools.
  • Set up, started and operated Rubber Extrusion lines Set up, started and operated salt/microwave lines
  • Set up and run dual extrusion lines- Load and unload ware house material from supply trucks
  • Operate extrusion line box n label finish product n get ready & get ready for shipping
  • Started working here when relocated to new city, operate extrusion line 12 hour shifts.
  • Set up and prepared all the tools and parts needed for the extrusion line.

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17. Select Machine

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Here's how Select Machine is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Determine setup procedures and select machine dies and parts according to specifications.
  • Determine set up procedures and select machine dies and parts, according to specifications.
  • Determined setup procedures and select machine dies and parts, according to specs.
  • Determine setup procedures and select machine dyes and parts, according to specifications.
  • Reel extruded products into Select machine dies.
  • Determine setup procedures and select machine dies and parts,according to specifications.

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18. Air Pressure

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Here's how Air Pressure is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Set machine controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings and temperature, and to synchronize speed of extrusion.
  • Turn controls to adjust machine functions, such as regulating air pressure, creating vacuums, and adjusting coolant flow.
  • Activate machinery and equipment by operating and adjusting controls to regulate air pressure and adjust coolant flow.
  • Regulated heat zones, air pressures and nip speeds during the production of plastic films.
  • Maintain water, vacuum, and air pressure to ensure quality of pipe.
  • Set controls to monitor vacuum, air pressure and temperature.

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19. Extrusion Equipment

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Here's how Extrusion Equipment is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Operated extrusion equipment to manufacture plastic bags from resin beads for frozen food products.
  • Operate Extrusion equipment within the standard guidelines in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Developed and trained new employees on extrusion equipment and extrusion process maintenance.
  • Operated Extrusion equipment, forklift, grinders, and annealing.
  • Trained employees on various extrusion equipment, i.e.
  • Maintain and operate extrusion equipment to obtain highest quality production of plastic productions.
  • Operate extrusion equipment to produce quality powdercoat paint.
  • Set up extruder and operate extrusion equipment and all upstream and downstream equipment.
  • Qualified to operate and complite assignments on using several types of extrusion equipment.
  • Operated extrusion equipment, use of dyes and polyeurothane materials.
  • Research and Development on tubing and valves Ran Extrusion equipment
  • Complete cleanout and rebuild of extrusion equipment.
  • Set up and operate extrusion equipment Forklift certification and experience Reduced scrap by 6% on specific line

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20. Blown Film

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Here's how Blown Film is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Perform operational duties of 3 blown film lines and down stream equipment.
  • Inventory control, maintenance, quality control and blown film production.
  • Operate polyethylene extrusion blown film machines to manufacture plastic bags.
  • Perform extrusion operator duties of 2 blown film lines.
  • Operated Blown Film Extrusion Machine.
  • Operated extruders and other machinery; used high-density polyethylene in combination with other additives to create blown film plastic.
  • Overlooked two blown film extruder lines.
  • Operate the following state-of-the-art mono Battenfield Gloucester and A&W equipment: blown film extruder and winder.
  • Operated profile and blown film extruders, two color flexograph press, Ash-Taylor bag machine and winder.

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21. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Ensured product compliance with drawings, specifications, and quality standards.
  • Operated extrusion machinery to produce parts for customer orders Ensured parts were made to quality standards and by deadlines
  • Operated assigned extruders to produce profiles that met established 3 tier quality standards.
  • Operate extruder to produce profiles that meet established quality standards.
  • Worked as a production process operator maintaining great quality standards of different electronic boards, inspecting and soldering when necessary.
  • Maintained operational parameters of six work stations; performed quality inspections; ensured that company quality standards were met.

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22. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Communicated with production supervisor to ensure production levels and safety standards were monitored and documented daily.
  • Discussed problems with supervisor, maintenance, quality control personnel and other operators.
  • Received glowing commendations from multiple supervisors for superior work performance.
  • Weekend supervisor overseeing all production and personnel.
  • Inspected machinery and equipment for defects and notifies mechanic or supervisor if defects are found.
  • Serve as key liaison between management and maintenance teams to ensure smooth daily operations.
  • Uncover and address any flawed material or debatable surroundings to my shift supervisor.
  • Supervised production floor personnel on weekends when Floor Supervisor was not present.
  • Recorded all down time and turn in all information to supervisor.
  • Clean up, and any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Make sure all paperwork is completed and turned in to supervisor.
  • Trained new employees and provide a progress report to supervisor.
  • Perform all housekeeping duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Extrude automotive parts according to ISO standards.
  • Coordinate with supervisor with product change ups.
  • Carried out duties as instructed by supervisor.
  • Helped maintain ISO9001 and AS9100 standards.
  • Acted as supervisor in his/her absence.
  • Reported to and consulted with supervisor regarding problems with extruder.
  • Assisted in Line Start up and set ups with Lead Operator Performed other associated and related duties as assigned by supervisors

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23. Customer Specifications

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Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Operate carbon extrusion systems, impregnation equipment and all auxiliary equipment to produce products to quality and customer specifications.
  • Experienced Extrusion Operator who accurately set up and operates machinery following established procedures to meet customer specifications.
  • Followed Quantum guidelines and procedures to effectively extrude threads to meet customer specifications.
  • Operated and manufactured antenna wire to customer specifications.
  • Communicate with others to ensure that the parts being made were being made and tested per customer specifications.
  • Adjusted base plastic resins with color resins to achieve desired color format of films according to customer specifications.
  • Achieve and maintain correct gauge, Length, and width to customer specifications.
  • Conducted print plate changes and ink to customer specifications.
  • Achieve gauge and ovality according to customer specifications, continuously monitor and maintain gauge color and ovality.
  • Set up lines for start up Do regular maintenance on equipment Ensure product conforms to industry and customer specifications

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24. Production Process

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Here's how Production Process is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Train new extrusion operators and employees in production processes and work place safety.
  • Attended process meetings to improve safety and production processes.
  • Served as a Munchy Operator to convert plastic film back into resin pellets to be recycled through our production process.
  • Follow 5-S program in keeping plant and equipment clean and improving a streamlined production process on a daily basis .
  • Rotate through all the tasks required in a particular production process Extrusion operator lead Spartech plastics Managed, Mn
  • Utilized micrometers, calipers and rulers in machine, manufacturing and production processes; drove fork-lift and participated in warehousing operations.

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25. Tape Measure

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Here's how Tape Measure is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Used micrometer for measuring wall thicknesses according to specs, OD tape for overall diameter, and tape measure for lengths.
  • Accomplished using calipers, micrometers, tape measure, weight scales, specialty gigs and other testing equipment.
  • Document and maintain specifications using micrometer, tape measure and Pi tape every hour.
  • Operated measuring equipment (micrometers, calipers, tape measure, protractor, filer gage, weigh scale).
  • Set up die clean die Check an record measurements of plastic using tape measure an micrometers.
  • Match coil information with cutting information, various math problems, measurements, lifting various weight, micrometers, tape measures.

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26. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Performed data entry for finished product prior to palletizing.
  • Mix various batches of material Setup/startup for various products Use calipers and gauges for part specifications Data entry of production numbers
  • Maintained quality through testing and overseeing proper levels of chemicals and machine operations recording process via data entry.
  • Operated injection molding machine on production line performed data entry received customer materials entered materials into inventory control system
  • Collaborated with management on technical assignments and data entry parts' information onto machine from various production sheets.
  • Machine Operator/ Quality Control Inspector/Data Entry- Documented files, maintained proper inspection records and quality assurance documents.

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27. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Requested manufacturing specialist with extensive experience in OSHA Safety and product movement, adept at providing manufacturing excellence.
  • Utilized all required personal protective equipment and upheld safety guidelines in accordance with OSHA.
  • Operate wrapper machine *Maintenance upkeep *Fast paced manual loading of product *Followed OSHA/USDA standards *Housekeeping
  • Improved productivity and performance by maintaining a safe environment per OSHA regulation.
  • Selected to be an OSHA Certified Air Purification Safety Monitor and Forklift Operator
  • Implemented OSHA Qualified Cleanup procedures and work area organization.

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28. Extrusion Press

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Here's how Extrusion Press is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Set up and operated extrusion press to shape hot, radioactive fuel elements.
  • Set up and operated extrusion press machines, as well as repaired and troubleshot malfunctioning machines.
  • Operated extrusion press to encase electric wire and cable in lead sheath.
  • Set up and operate extrusion press to shape hot billets into products.
  • Operated and performed maintenance on Extrusion Presses.
  • Change dies on extrusion presses check to insure vinyl was coming out to exact measurement.

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29. Different Types

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Here's how Different Types is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Learned about how windows are made, how they are installed, & the different types of materials used.
  • Operate machine that puts yarn for different types of chairs on to individual spools.
  • Change dies and mandrels for different types of hoses to make.
  • Build blade bars for the different types of yarn.
  • Operated machines which produced gas, sewer, water lines for commercial use,also operated different types of dork lifts
  • Received training for and operated approximately 25 different types of injection machines.

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30. Synthetic Materials

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Here's how Synthetic Materials is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Operate machines that extrude filaments from synthetic materials such as rayon, fiberglass, or liquid polymers.
  • Set up and operated machines that extruded and formed filaments from synthetic materials such as plastic and fiberglass.
  • Operate machines that extrude filaments from synthetic materials such as rayon, fiberglass, or liquid polymers.
  • Operate machines that extrude filaments from synthetic materials such as rayon, fiberglass, or liquid polymers.
  • Set up, operate or tend machines that extrude and from filaments from synthetic materials.
  • Operate machines that extrude synthetic materials.

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31. Customer Requirements

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Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Operated extrusion machines to produce required parts as determined by production schedule and to customer requirements.
  • Designed and printed shipping labels according to customer requirements.
  • Experienced in operating an extrusion machine in accordance with established procedures, guidelines and customer requirements.
  • Extruded color concentrate per customer requirements using calipers and computerized color testing equipment.
  • Remained aware of customer requirements.
  • Reviewed customer requirements and specifications on work orders to prepare slitter line for processing of steel coils according to work order.

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32. SPC

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Here's how SPC is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Performed on-line quality assurance using SPC and dimensional analysis.
  • snap gauges, check pins, SPC techniques or any other devices, systems or methods determined by management.
  • Maintained technical data/records for mechanical/electrical repair and adjustments to assure product conformance with SPC specifications.
  • Operated assembly equipment and took SPC measurements for high-speed automated production line.
  • Operated thermoplastic extrusion equipment and performed online materials testing and SPC.
  • Oversee and train employees to manufacture production parts to exact coordinated tolerances using Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods.

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33. Production Equipment

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Here's how Production Equipment is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Monitored production equipment to insure equipment was operating properly and performed routine maintenance on equipment.
  • Set up operated production equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Operate industrial machinery, including extruders, dryers, vacuum systems and other industrial production equipment.
  • Assembled, disassembled and sanitize the production operating equipment, monitor production equipment and weight product and complete all necessary documentation.
  • Performed basic troubleshooting and minor repairs to ensure production equipment ran efficiently and finished product as necessary to facilitate proper flow
  • Experienced Production Operator knowledgeable in the safe production of Neoprene Performance Polymers, and in polymer manufacturing and production equipment.

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34. Machine Settings

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Here's how Machine Settings is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Adjust machine settings to complete tasks accurately.
  • Record information about work completed and machine settings.
  • Adjust cutting machine settings to account for irregularities.
  • Followed set up procedures and adjusted machine settings to meet customer guidelines Responsible for packaging finished product for external shipping
  • Adjust machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications, and in a timely fashion.
  • Adjusted machine settings to regulate thickness of coating,according to specifications.

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35. Plastic Film

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Here's how Plastic Film is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Worked as an extrusion operator to produce specialty plastic films for products such as baby care and feminine hygiene.
  • Produce high quality plastic films to Vendors specifications.
  • Maintain print and repeat quality on plastic film.
  • Operate winders which gather plastic film.
  • Key Duties: Set resin formulas for various types of plastic films.

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36. Pallet Jack

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Here's how Pallet Jack is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Operate extrusion machine, load product onto pallets and move to storage for shipping, drive forklifts and use pallet jacks.
  • Used battery operated pallet jacks and manual jacks and prepared for shipping or processing to the next department.
  • Operated Forklift and pallet jacks to move and stage material in production lines.
  • Used fork lift and electric pallet jack to move material.
  • Use of pallet jack, cart and forklift.
  • Frequent use of a pallet jack and forklift operation Completing daily production reporting.
  • Used crane Certified to use pallet jack Lock out tag out certified Load paper in machine Machine setup

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37. Machine Components

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Here's how Machine Components is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Adjusted machine components to regulate speeds, pressures, temperatures and amounts, dimensions and flow of materials or ingredients.
  • Adjust machine components to regulate speed, pressures, and temperatures.
  • Make adjustments to machine components to insure quality specifications conform to customer requirements.
  • Adjusted machine components according to specifications including material size.
  • Cleaned lubricated machine components to maintain in working order
  • Clean and lubricate machine components for quality operation.

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38. Product Specifications

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Here's how Product Specifications is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Monitor product specifications to ensure quality and specifications are maintained throughout the shift.
  • Maintained that the configuration matched the expected product specifications.
  • Reviewed drawings and product specifications.
  • Regulated hot and cold water to obtain product specifications.
  • Optimized workflows and productivity by accurately interpreting quality control product specifications and tests to adjust production processes based on data collected.
  • Coordinated and led daily activities to achieve production plans in accordance with regulatory, customer, and finished product specifications.

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39. Tow Motor

low Demand
Here's how Tow Motor is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Worked on Salt lines * Tow Motor Operator
  • Clean room and tow motor certified.
  • Move finished products with tow motor.
  • Operated crane/hoist and tow motors.
  • Set up, Start up, Shut Downs Tow Motor, Mixing, Grinding, Packaging Q.C.
  • Received forklift certification *every job required driving a forklift or Tow Motor.

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40. Final Inspection

low Demand
Here's how Final Inspection is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Operated and performed preventative maintenance on FM/AM tuner pack mechanical adjustment, final inspection equipment and robotic packaging arm.
  • Provided final inspection of materials against quality standards and completed in-process inspections within a clean room manufacturing environment.
  • Documented, modification of final inspection testing to meet standard and completed documentation and handling.
  • Performed final inspection, and attached identification labels to finished packaged items for shipment.
  • Operated production machinery, performed quality control and final inspections of products.
  • Assumed responsibility for product quality by performing in process and final inspection.

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41. Plastic Sheet

low Demand
Here's how Plastic Sheet is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Company manufactures plastic sheet and door seals for the automotive and Appliance industries on Lines.
  • Produce plastic sheets from various types of plastics to meet specifications of the customers.
  • Set up and operated saw in the end process of fabricating plastic sheeting.
  • Operate plastic sheeting machine, produce plastic sheeting to customer specs.
  • Produced various types of plastic sheet in various gauges.
  • Retired after 30 years Plastic sheet Extrusion
  • Moved to Florida Facility produced thermoplastic sheet and roll stock.
  • Produced plastic sheeting for many different companies around the country.
  • Produced plastic sheeting and bags Operated fork lifts
  • extrude clear plastic sheet from recycled plastics

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42. Final Product

low Demand
Here's how Final Product is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Monitored in-line measuring devices and tested final product for quality in order to make necessary adjustments.
  • Operated an Extrusion Machine * Checked parts for quality and remove flash * Inspected final product
  • Maintain up-to-date expertise on plastics manufacturing process from raw material processing to the final product.
  • Examined final products to verify conformance to quality standards and counted finished products to determine complete product orders.
  • Loaded cotton onto appropriate machine.prepackaged cotton as directed by factory.package final product to be shipped accordingly.
  • Conduct Quality Assurance Testing on Final Products to Assure that Products meet Minimum Specifications for Certification

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43. Plastic Bags

low Demand
Here's how Plastic Bags is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Operated machinery to manufacture plastic bags/sheets of different density and sizes.
  • Blended raw material in appropriate measurements that made plastic bags.
  • Cut rolls of plastic made plastic bags heavy lift
  • Help pull molten plastic threw racks for making plastic bags

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44. Production Data

low Demand
Here's how Production Data is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Maintained accurate numbers for production data.
  • Collect and enter production data before end of my shift.
  • Record and maintain production data such as meter readings, and quantities, types, and dimensions of materials produced.
  • Weighed materials or products, and recorded weight and other production data on tags or labels.
  • Record and maintain production data such as meter readings, and quantities, types, and dimensions of materials produced.
  • Weigh materials or products and record weight or other production data on tags or labels.

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45. Production Goals

low Demand
Here's how Production Goals is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Viewed daily scheduled production goals for individual machine, setup machine and observe run of making of Medical tubing.
  • Operate machine at rated speeds to achieve production goals set for the day.
  • Participate in team work to accomplish production goals with minimum supervision.
  • Meet production goals through timely changeover and proper set up of extruders and work stations.
  • Meet daily production goals... production log book ... 100% insured of checking for defects.. troubleshootingand also safety free environment
  • Verified production lines were operating within designated quality parameters which routinely led to surpassing production goals by15%.

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46. Necessary Adjustments

low Demand
Here's how Necessary Adjustments is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Maintain machine and make necessary adjustments.
  • Measured finished components to specifications and made necessary adjustments to the extrusion machines.
  • Analyze production data and make necessary adjustments to the operation of extrusion related equipment.
  • Operate and maintain machine to produce a product consistent with safety, quality and productivity standards, make all necessary adjustments.
  • Start machines to verify setups, and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Make necessary adjustments and repairs when job and color changes occur.

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47. PPE

low Demand
Here's how PPE is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Trained in operating a fully equipped and operational cardboard line.
  • Assembled and shipped with molded parts division, working as assistant team leader in production quality and on time delivery.
  • Load and unload products to be used in homer plant and shipped to other plants around the world and U.S.
  • Operated extrusion press equipped with furnace that ejects hot billets into press chamber for ram to force through die.
  • Job duties included keeping hopper full, string line up around hot moving rollers and to individual winders.
  • Run test on finished loom products making sure they are strong enough to be shipped to our costumers.
  • Set up machine to run, do measurements, check temps, add compound to hopper.
  • Produced wire used in large and small construction sites ranging from 8-16 gauge copper wire.
  • Loaded material into hopper to be processed into correct consistency on the extrusion line.
  • Keep the extrusion line running by shoveling the material required into the hopper.
  • Make up the plastic mix to pour into the hopper for the coating.
  • Operate extrusion machine to insulate copper wire to specific standards and quality.
  • Mixed carbon black in hoppers for final mix in the extrusion process.
  • Load two spools of bare copper wire from my process sheet.
  • Operated 4 extrusion lines, stacked material and shipped material.
  • Used proper PPE to help against burns and other harms.
  • Fill hoppers, maintain weights, separate resins for recycling.
  • Mopped floor between lines at least once per shift.
  • Set up blend in correctly hoppers with resin.
  • Prepared material to be shipped to customer

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48. Production Schedules

low Demand
Here's how Production Schedules is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Ensured daily production schedules are achieved and that all trucks get delivered on time.
  • Arranged multiple reports to organize/track production schedules and procedures.
  • Supervised production schedules, production quality and on time delivery.
  • Maintained production schedules while assuming additional responsibilities in punch press operations.
  • Execute performance of daily work duties based on production schedules while attaining the highest quality and delivery standards at Quad Graphics.
  • Established and adjusted work procedures to meet production schedules, using knowledge of capacities of machines and equipment.

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49. Production Reports

low Demand
Here's how Production Reports is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Filled out daily production reports and QC'd material using measuring devices -micrometers and calipers.
  • keep production reports, reported defects and knowledge sets include press quality control.l
  • Prepared and maintained production reports for personnel records track time spent on assignments each day for productivity reporting
  • Maintained daily production reports and promptly completed all necessary paperwork.
  • Prepared and maintained production reports and personnel records.
  • Completed daily production reports and facility inspection checklists.

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50. Timely Fashion

low Demand
Here's how Timely Fashion is used in Extrusion Operator jobs:
  • Adjusted machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications, and in a timely fashion.
  • Prepare our product in a timely fashion.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Extrusion Operator

Extruder Machinery17.7%
Plastic Extrusion Line11.1%
Extrusion Machine10.6%
Safety Procedures10.4%
New Operators5.2%
Setup Procedures5.1%
Quality Checks4.9%
Raw Materials4.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Extrusion Operator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Extruder Machinery
Extruder Machinery
14.2%
14.2%
2
2
Plastic Extrusion Line
Plastic Extrusion Line
8.9%
8.9%
3
3
Extrusion Machine
Extrusion Machine
8.5%
8.5%
4
4
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
8.3%
8.3%
5
5
New Operators
New Operators
4.2%
4.2%
6
6
Setup Procedures
Setup Procedures
4.1%
4.1%
7
7
Quality Checks
Quality Checks
3.9%
3.9%
8
8
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
3.4%
3.4%
9
9
Set-Up
Set-Up
3%
3%
10
10
Trouble Shooting
Trouble Shooting
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Product Quality
Product Quality
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
PVC
PVC
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
2.4%
2.4%
14
14
Machine Operation
Machine Operation
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
2%
2%
16
16
Extrusion Line
Extrusion Line
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Select Machine
Select Machine
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
Air Pressure
Air Pressure
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Extrusion Equipment
Extrusion Equipment
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Blown Film
Blown Film
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
ISO
ISO
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Customer Specifications
Customer Specifications
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Production Process
Production Process
1%
1%
25
25
Tape Measure
Tape Measure
1%
1%
26
26
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Osha
Osha
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Extrusion Press
Extrusion Press
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Different Types
Different Types
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Synthetic Materials
Synthetic Materials
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Customer Requirements
Customer Requirements
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
SPC
SPC
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Production Equipment
Production Equipment
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Machine Settings
Machine Settings
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Plastic Film
Plastic Film
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Pallet Jack
Pallet Jack
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Machine Components
Machine Components
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Product Specifications
Product Specifications
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Tow Motor
Tow Motor
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Final Inspection
Final Inspection
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Plastic Sheet
Plastic Sheet
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Final Product
Final Product
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Plastic Bags
Plastic Bags
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Production Data
Production Data
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Production Goals
Production Goals
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Necessary Adjustments
Necessary Adjustments
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
PPE
PPE
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Production Schedules
Production Schedules
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Production Reports
Production Reports
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Timely Fashion
Timely Fashion
0.4%
0.4%

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