Extruder Operator Trainee

Posted on: Location: Coldwater, MI Career Type: Full-time, Hourly

Extrusion Operator Trainee must learn all functions of the job for Extrusion Operator and be able to demonstrate the ability to perform the functions as described below.

Job description

Perform all required operations to properly extrude polyethylene and other polymer sheets. The Extruder Operator is responsible for milling, master-batching, and blending raw materials, extruding the blended materials according to established specifications, granulating and recovering materials which do not meet specifications, and delivering high quality extruded sheet to the Irradiation Department. Must function safely in all aspects of the job requirements.


  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to read and understand instructions, procedures, specifications
  • Manipulate close tolerance measurement tools
  • Lift 50 pounds to waist height
  • Strength to push, pull and turn reels weighing over 100 pounds
  • Ability to enter data into computer
  • Hand, eye coordination to operate cranes and to thread web through machine
  • Six months up to one year in related extrusion operations or equivalent from within and outside process manufacturing
  • Be present when scheduled to work and willing to work overtime