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Extrusion Technician (3rd Shift)

Plasticade Skokie Full-Time
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Job Purpose:  To manage the development, efficiency and documentation of profile extrusion processes while meeting continuous improvement objectives



  • Select machine dies.
  • Determine setup procedures.

  • Draw or press plastic into shapes and diameters.

  • Set secondary equipment to product specifications.

  • Specify lengths and weights of structures.

  • Replace worn dies.

  • Set controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, and temperature.

  • Synchronize speed of extrusion.

  • Read and interpret blueprints and drawings.

  • Locate defects on extruded products.

  • Check for conformance to specifications.

  • Adjust controls as necessary.

  • Install, connect, test, and adjust equipment.

  • Clean tools

  • Access areas by climbing pols and ladders.

  • Remove excess, entangled, or completed material from machines.

  • Operate machines that extrude plastic structures.

  • Start metering pumps.

  • Activate and adjust extruding machines.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in extrusion blow molding. Experience with injection molding and profile extrusion processing is a plus

  • Technically sound and hands-on in troubleshooting molding process issues

  • Mold set-up experience with a preventive maintenance background

  • Ability to use sound judgment and to prioritize workload

  • Strong written and communication skills. Bilingual candidate (Spanish/English) is a plus

  • Strong work ethic and results-oriented

  • Time management skills

  • Basic knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Practices – desired

  • Basic Microsoft suite computer skills

  • Forklift qualified



  • Ability to spend 90% of the work day walking or standing
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

  • Ability to move heavy items with the use of a crane or forklift and able to climb and move around machinery


  • Ability to work in a non-climate controlled environment

  • Ability to work in a high noise level facility

Recommended skills

Spanish Language
Injection Molding
Computer Literacy
English Language
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