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Machine Operator - Extruder

City:  Manchester
Country:  US



Spanning 50 countries, 112 plants, 25 research and development centers, and with about 30,000 employees, we’ve a strategic footprint that allows us to service emerging markets and communities across the globe with ease.

As the world’s leader in the key energy and telecommunications markets and strongly positioned at the high-tech end of the energy and telecom cable sectors, the quality of our products is second to none.

We strongly believe our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we ensure constant investments ensuring our organizational needs match individual skills, capabilities and expectations.



We have Extruder openings on 2nd shift, 3:00PM - 11:00PM and 3rd shift, 11:00PM - 7:00AM. Extruder/Machine Operators are responsible for following instructions and established safety requirements to operate equipment used in various stages of the cable manufacturing process to meet productivity requirements and create products that conform to quality standards.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for following standard work instructions corresponding with job
  • Loads material into machine using mechanical devices as needed and threads wire through line 
  • Starts machine and observes operation to detect machine malfunction  
  • Adjusts machine controls to regulate factors such as line speed, O.D. thickness, color, steam pressure, temperature, water level, and tensions
  • Starts machine and observes operation to detect machine malfunction 
  • Examines wire for conformance to specifications and performs quality checks 
  • Changes machine according to part runs as specified on Work Order 
  • Removes full reel from machine and replaces with empty reels in order to continue the manufacturing process. 
  • Use computer programs to record and tag data such as scrap and finished goods
  • Responsible for quality logs, production reporting, and any other applicable paperwork
  • Responsible for initiating actions to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities, identifying and recording problems relating to product quality, processes, and quality systems, as well as controlling further processing or delivery of nonconforming product. 
  • May be responsible for using hand operated cranes or hoists, powered industrial trucks or jacks to move material in or around the machine being operated. 
  • Responsible for adhering to the health, safety, and environmental policies and regulations
  • Responsible for adherence to company policies and procedures meeting the established General Cable Values and Behaviors, performing at the highest degree of Integrity, including satisfactory job performance
  • Responsible for maintaining thorough understanding and awareness of job processes, procedures and policies by attending required training sessions, meetings and monitoring announcements and information distributed through General Cable communication channels (Bulletin Boards, CCTV monitors, All Associates Meetings, etc)
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by Department Manager and/or Supervisor


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous manufacturing experience


Work Environment/Physical Demands:

This job is performed almost exclusively indoors. Safety glasses with side shields, ear protection, and safety shoes are required in all production areas. The following additional personal protective equipment is required for this job, and must be used as appropriate: cotton/canvas gloves and cut resistant gloves/sleeves. Must be able to push or pull 100 pounds infrequently and pull up to 75 pounds and push up to 65 pounds routinely. Must be able to lift 50 pounds infrequently and routinely lift 25 pounds.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. General Cable will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.

Nearest Major Market: Manchester
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashua

Job Segment: Telecom, Telecommunications, Medical, 2nd Shift, Technology, Healthcare, Quality, Night

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