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Inteplast Group Extrusion Technician in North Dighton, Massachusetts

Description/Job Summary

Position Objective:

To assist extruder operators in set-ups and change over and operation of the Extrusion lines, and to read and understand Production orders and forms, assist in monitoring quality, responsible for good housekeeping, available for overtime, duties assigned by supervisor.


  • High School graduate or GED equivalent

  • Experience in a "lean manufacturing environment" preferred

  • Knowledge of and being able to implement 5S initiatives and maintain this initiative

  • Experience in blown film extrusion as Extrusion Technician C or 2 years experience

  • Must successfully complete operator training and testing

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate self-motivation and initiative and display leadership skills

  • Must ensure all safety policies are being practiced by all employees

  • Follow all written procedures

  • Must maintain a good attendance record

  • Demonstrate knowledge of all machinery and the processes

  • Demonstrate the ability to operate machinery at maximum output while achieving top quality product

  • Demonstrate the ability to operate all machinery efficiently in order to maximize quality products and minimize downtime and waste

  • Must ensure that proper blends are being used, to assure quality and cost initiatives are met

  • Must be able to work well with others and show initiative to train packers to perform their duties and the responsibilities of an operator in the event of absence

  • Must complete all paperwork with accuracy and in a timely manner

  • Must be visibly on the production floor to ensure safety and quality

  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot material issues related to blender or resin issues

  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot possible machinery issues to ensure safety/quality and productivity

  • Demonstrate the ability to properly schedule events in order to minimize downtime

  • Must ensure that General Manufacturing policies are being followed

  • Must be able to identify possible issues that are safety-related or could lead to possible loss of productivity

  • Must utilize training matrix and successfully meet all criteria

  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacturing

  • Knowledge of proper operation of all machinery

  • Knowledge of policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of all working departments in the manufacturing facility

Job Specific Skills

  • Leadership - job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction

  • Dependability - job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations

  • Self Control - job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations

  • Stress Tolerance - job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations

  • Attention to Detail - job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing works tasks

  • Integrity - job requires being honest and ethical

  • Cooperation - job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude

  • Adaptability/Flexibility - job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace

  • Concern for Others - job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job