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Extrusion Operator 


Primary Objective This position is the advanced level of Operator and has extensive knowledge of the entire extrusion process. This position is responsible for the production and quality of simple and complex parts. The Operator 1 will have mastered the accountabilities and performance indicators of the Operator 2 position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strictly adheres to Company and Plant safety policies and procedures
  • Break down, clean and set up on all dies and restart extruders with no supervision
  • Operate the most difficult Extrusion lines with minimal to no assistance
  • Minimize the amount of set up time for a particular job
  • Troubleshoots downstream equipment problems
  • Produces parts from most materials
  • Prepares lines for production effectively and efficiently using the help of fellow operators placed on those lines
  • Checks line activity sheets, key dimension sheets and reads shop orders
  • Produce parts that meet the quality specification at or above specified rate
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy and quality throughout the entire part run
  • Able to train Op 2 & Op 3 to develop speed and accuracy in all processes while working in a safe manner
  • Is capable of, but not always required to watch two or more Extrusion lines, also must be able to work on the more difficult parts effectively with minimal to no assistance
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work environment
  • Trains or assists in the training of other operators
  • Able to prioritize time to direct and utilize fellow operators time in an effective manner
  • Manages materials and minimizes waste
  • Other duties as assigned

Responsibility for Work of Others

  • None
Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Must have worked in the extrusion department and have good working knowledge of the extrusion process and materials
  • Must be able to communicate in English, both written and verbally
  • Must have advanced knowledge of extrusion process and be able to operate an extrusion line with out assistance
  • Knows all basic material types utilized in extrusion
  • Able to produce parts/products that meet special requirements

Physical Demands

  • Able to lift 60 pounds repetitively
  • Able to work up to 12 hour rotating shifts
  • Able to stand on concrete for extended periods of time

Work Environment

  • Be able to work in a production environment
  • Able to walk, stand and otherwise perform job functions on concrete floors with safety boots/shoes
  • Works in manufacturing environment occasionally being exposed to dust, odors, fumes and noise
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Extrusion Operator  
Open Date 1/15/2019  
Location Pexco - Philadelphia  
About the Organization Specialty plastics is Pexco's DNA serving the needs of select markets and applications across North America. More than 100 engineering and manufacturing specialists provide consultation, design, and production of plastic parts and finished products to meet a variety of end-use challenges.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia with several manufacturing plants across the United States and Mexico, Pexco is a North American leader in the design and fabrication of specialty plastics products. It provides standard and custom products and components to manufacturers and end-users for a broad range of market applications, including the Medical, Filtration, Lighting, and other Industrial sectors. Pexco offers a full range of design, engineering and fabrication services. It operates six Class 7 & Class 8 medical clean rooms. Pexco meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, and holds ISO 14001, ISO 13485, 21 CFR 820, OHSAS 18001, GMP, AS9100C, ITAR and other registrations and/or certifications for its manufacturing operations.  
EOE Statement Pexco, LLC has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to
assure that:

a. Persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to
race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, protected veteran
status, ethnicity, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic
information, age, disability or any other status protected by law and will
be based only on valid job requirements.

b. All other personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers,
layoffs and recall from layoffs, access to training, education, tuition assistance
and social recreation programs are administered without regard to
race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, protected veteran
status, ethnicity, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic
information, age, disability or any other status protected by law.

c. Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment,
intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have: (1)
filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation,
compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the
administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal
employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful
by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity or (4)
exercised any other right protected by federal, state or local law requiring
equal opportunity.

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