Extruder Operator

Position Description

Job Summary

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers. We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us. Under the supervision of the Production Supervisors, the Extrusion Operator is primarily responsible for the safe and efficient manufacture change-over, and setup of tubing; profile extrusions and braided tubing, including winding, packaging and Quality functions. Responsible for timely setups to close tolerances that maintain and observe all facility, EHSs, and quality policies and procedures. Line speeds with minimal scrap, and guarantees setups are to specifications on PCFS or as directed by management. Proficient in setup, operation and adjustment of all equipment used to manufacture tubing; profile extrusions and braided tubing. Responsible for making adjustments to extruder controls, downstream equipment, change screens, dies, pins and screws as required to correct defects and maintain the quality standards specified on the PCFS, or as directed by management. Secures all tooling and downstream equipment prior to upcoming runs and assures this equipment is in useable condition. Returns equipment and tooling in a clean and useable condition to its proper location when run is complete. Use all tools and equipment provided by the company in a safe and respectful manner; reports all tooling and equipment failures and malfunctions to management. Keeps all hoppers filled with appropriate compound. Responsible for removing and reporting all scrap from the extruder/s per ISO Procedures. Responsible for inspection and quality of finished product, i.e. gels, clarity, scratches, size, etc. Use various measuring devices and systems to determine product quality i.e. snap gauges, check pins, SPC techniques or any other devices, systems or methods determined by management. Responsible for making all packaging components for finished product i.e. cartons, labels, etc. as specified on the PCFS sheet, or as directed by management. Packages and labels all products to specifications on the PCFS, or as directed by supervision. Moves product and material to and from department as required Responsible for correctly completing all records that are required for the job; Production Records, Quality Records, Setup Charts, 5S charts etc., using computers or manual systems. Responsible for giving all breaks, including lunch breaks. Responsible for maintaining all company 5S and housekeeping guidelines. Works in a team atmosphere giving assistance to fellow team members to assist them in the completion of daily duties. Support all WCM, lean and continuous improvement programs. Perform miscellaneous duties as directed by the Production Supervisor.

Required Qualifications

High School diploma or the equivalent Able to read and follow SOP’s, Process Control Forms and Work Orders Able to accurately use calipers and other measuring devices Mechanical aptitude Good general math skills Good communication skills, oral and written Ability to work independently and as a team member

Additional Description

Manufacturing Related Extrusion experience Preferred

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world’s leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life’s critical moments. Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we’ve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones. With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths. Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you’re empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality. Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we’ll create a better life.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans. Apply Now

Extruder Operator

Location: Akron, Ohio

Posting Date: 11/17/2021

Job Code: USA00045

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