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Extruder Operator I - 3rd Shift

Location: MANHATTAN, KS, United States
Job Family : Manufacturing
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Sep 18, 2023
Job ID: 43250

Job Description
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Basic scope assignments include set-up and operation of extrusion and other associated equipment.  Has responsibility for quality of production.


• Make complete line set-ups on jobs from changes and specifications; set laser to specification of product to be run.
• Operate line maintaining proper speeds, adjustments, traverses, and let-off brakes, etc. to insure a quality product and production rates.
• Perform frequent inspections of product, both visually and through the use of PI tape and calipers.  Record product and process parameters.
• Preform repairs to equipment and assist others in maintenance when major repairs to any equipment on assigned line are required.
• Complete all necessary records, reports, etc. as required.  Prepare and attach material I.D. tag to pans or reels as required, giving particular attention to proper part number, job number, and quantity per pan or reel.
• Mix materials, load hoppers, and process scrap as required by operational needs.
• Keep extrusion line and surrounding area clean and orderly.
• Perform other tasks as assigned by the Value Stream Team Lead.


• Work safely in accordance with regulations, standards, and procedures, and in a manner that eliminates unreasonable risk to health and the environment.  Notify management of unsafe conditions or practices, unlawful activities and activities which present unreasonable health and/or environmental risk.  Report all safety and/or environmental incidents to management immediately.
• Prevent excess waste of product and/or components by operating the equipment in an efficient manner.
• Maintain production schedules.
Participate in peer-based teams (i.e., Natural High Performance Teams), and work with groups to initiate and implement programs such as Lean Manufacturing and 5-S. 
• Other duties may be assigned at a later time

Experience: Production work preferred but not required
Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 1. Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills
2. Basic knowledge and use of hand tools
3. Sound decision making skills
4. Good math, reading, writing skills
5. Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
6. Strong trouble shooting skills
7. Be able to exercise continuous mental, visual, and audio attention
8. Ability to work well in a team environment
Skills/Competencies: 1.  Basic computer skills
2.  Ability to monitor machine sounds to identify and diagnose changes in    order to take appropriate action.
3.  Vision: Near acuity and accommodation for reading information to perform job tasks.
4.  Requires constant alertness to surroundings and product quality with attention to detail.
Physical Requirements: Ability to:


None at All













     Up to 10 lbs





     11-20 lbs





     21-50 lbs















Reach Below Knee

























Lifting Above Shoulders





Assessment: Employee must pass Pre-employment screening

Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $14.3 billion, global company.

With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2018, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 62 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

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