Extruder Operator in Buffalo, NY

Certain Teed Corporation Posted: 2023-05-15

Buffalo, NY 14218

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The Extruder Operator is responsible for efficiently operating extrusion lines and downstream equipment, producing quality products, maintain well organized and clean work area, and fill out required documentation to ensure a quality product. Dependability is an essential part of this job as well as the ability to team up with co-workers.

Safety is critical to every position and person within CertainTeed and within the Buffalo Plant.
There is no task or assignment performed without safety at the forefront of our thoughts and actions.
Business has an absolute commitment to safety above all else.
The position will be expected to use continuous improvement tools and principles to improve safety, quality, service, and efficiency of our operations.

• Responsible for ensuring the safety, quality, housekeeping, 5S and KOI performance for the assigned line or area as directed by the Supervisor or Shift Lead
• Perform start-up and set-up duties, ensuring lines are ready for production.
• Perform color and product changes according to plant procedures.
• Ensure all hoppers are filled with the correct material and that lines are set up for efficient production.
• Performs all quality tests per required frequency and adheres to the Buffalo plant quality standards.
• Perform adjustments to extrusion equipment and tooling to maintain quality specifications, clean and assemble tooling as needed, perform adjustments to line.
• Setup and monitor downstream equipment (where applicable): puller, saw, router, strapper, wrapper, capping machine, boxing area, vacuum lift, Sawzall guard.
• Complete work requests for maintenance repairs on the extrusion line
• Process line paperwork, checklists, shift management, P&E sheets
• Ensure that the product is packaged according to established specifications.
• Demonstrates good communication skills to Packer, B Operator, Lead, and Supervisor
• Relieve packers for breaks.
• Perform housekeeping and 5S duties.
• Assist other operators and packers with line issues.
• Basic troubleshooting of equipment and process issues. Seek assistance from others as needed.

• Work Schedule: 5 Day/8-hour Shift
• 2nd Shift 3pm – 11:30pm
• Overnights 11pm – 7:30am
• The starting rate is $19.00/hour

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