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Extruder Operator

City:  Schuylkill Haven
Country/Region:  US

Are you a highly motivated individual with a passion for innovation? Are you seeking a role that will continue to challenge you in a company committed to championing your growth? Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Spanning 50 countries, 112 plants, 25 research and development centers, and employing over 30,000 associates, we have a strategic footprint that allows us to service emerging markets and communities across the globe with ease. We are presently looking for top talent to join our team during this exciting time.




Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Receive proper work instructions, Shop Orders, or Routings from their supervisor.
  2. Turn ON all the proper equipment that must be used for the production run the Extruder Operator is going to set up and run.
  3. Locate the proper Extruder Process Data Sheet for the production run being set up.  Process Data Sheets are located at the machine’s work center in the station computer.
  4. Coordinate the production runs with the Extruder Take-up Operator if applicable
  5. Inform the forklift driver what supply reels and materials are needed for the production run being set up to run.
  6. Use hand wrenches, Allen wrenches, gauges, micrometer, caliper diameter tape, optical comparator, hoists, laser mikes, wire cutters, footage measuring equipment, welders, spark testers, pyrometer, die grinders, utility knives, and propane torches, etc.
  7. Set up all tooling for the tape forming equipment and extruder heads.
  8. Set up all necessary equipment and tooling throughout the extrusion line.
  9. Monitor the functioning of the extrusion machine to assure that the correct quantity and quality of material is being extruded in compliance with the specifications that are applicable.
  10. May adjust temperature, speeds, tensions, laser mike settings, or color meters, etc.
  11. Must replenish extruder hopper material, tapes, or any raw material manually or automatically to assure there is enough material for the production run being run.
  12. Monitor extruder temperatures.
  13. Monitor drying hopper temperatures.
  14. Splice or weld tapes.
  15. Set up and monitor print and printers.
  16. Obtain proper quality and adjust form minor variations of material.
  17. Adjust center to maintain specification wall thickness.
  18. Cut all wire lengths to the proper footages called for on the Shop Orders or Routings
  19. Read and understand all Standard Operating Procedures.
  20. Follow all safety precautions in the machine’s Operational Procedure.
  21. Must perform overtime as required
  22. Must perform any and all other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  23. Must report on time and begin work at start of shift.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, bend stoop. kneel, stand, and reach.  The operator must use their hands to set up equipment and operate the extrusion machines.  There will be lifting that will occasionally reach 50 lbs.


Prysmian Group is 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. Prysmian 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.