IS EXTRUDING & DRAWING RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you:

  • Attentive to Detail?
  • Dependable?
  • Trustworthy?
  • Stress-tolerant?
  • Adaptable/Flexible?
Job Description:

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes

Tasks:

  • Measure and examine extruded products to locate defects and to check for conformance to specifications, adjusting controls as necessary to alter products.
  • Determine setup procedures and select machine dies and parts, according to specifications.
  • Install dies, machine screws, and sizing rings on machines that extrude thermoplastic or metal materials.
  • Change dies on extruding machines according to production line changes.
  • Start machines and set controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, and temperature, and to synchronize speed of extrusion.
  • Replace worn dies when products vary from specifications.
  • Reel extruded products into rolls of specified lengths and weights.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and make minor repairs to equipment.
  • Clean work areas.
  • Adjust controls to draw or press metal into specified shapes and diameters.

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Regional Occupation Statistics:

Average Hourly Salary

  • Entry-Level                     $8.99
  • Median                           $12.79
  • Experienced                   $17.67

Annual Openings                   7

2021 Projected Employment 290

Average Education Level      High School Diploma/GED

Sources:   Labor Market Data EDSI

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