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Extruder Operator

Company: Westlake Management Services
Location: Lodi
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Westlake Pipe & Fittings invites you to further your career and participate in the cutting edge of PVC pipe and fittings products. We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team and continue our leadership in the PVC industry.Benefits day 1, 4% 401k match plus 2% annual employer contribution, quarterly incentive plan up to 8%, plus programs for fitness reimbursement, educational assistance, and employee assistance. Take your career to the next level and join us now!Westlake Pipe & Fittings, a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), is the second-largest polyvinyl chloride pipe and fittings manufacturer in North America. With 35 manufacturing and distribution locations, the company supplies gasketed, solvent weld and restrained joint pipes and a wide range of fittings for a diverse list of markets including municipal water and sewer, plumbing, water well, pool and spa, and agricultural and turf irrigation. Westlake Pipe & Fittings is an industry leader in product development with Certa-Lok spline-lock technology and product systems that are focused on building a better foundation. To learn more, visit the website at WestlakePipe.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive culture that empowers and encourages our associates to succeed through individual achievement and teamwork. A career at Westlake Pipe & Fittings, is enriched with an innovative spirit, high work ethic, and rewarding experiences. We foster a culture that supports professional development, personal growth, and opportunities for advancement. SUMMARYThe production operator is assigned to a specific work area on a production shift. He or she is responsible for the efficient operation of the production equipment and required to perform the following duties. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMust work safely and maintain a safe, clean work environment, and perform available work as required by the supervisor.Responsible for startup, adjustment, and shut down of the extruder, haul off, saw, die, oil heater, steam tank, water tank, and auxiliary equipment.Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.Must be able to read, operate and understand all controls and warning devices along with making die, motor RPM, temperature, and pipe wall adjustments for producing products according to manufacturing standards with minimum supervision.Must perform detailed and accurate record-keeping in computer data system.Must be familiar with product standards and specifications. Must inspect pipe on-line as required and each finished pack or reel before adding it to finished inventory.Comply with all Company policies and procedures.Start up and shut down an extrusion line.An A level operator perform all duties required of Production "C" and "B" operators.Assist in the training of Production "C" and "B" operators.A C or B Operator performs all duties and SOPs as listed in the Quality Manual.Prepare production reports and maintain records of machine settings.Monitor and make proper machine adjustments as required to ensure product quality, safe operation and optimal output of assigned production lines.Demonstrated ability to make die changes.Other duties as requiredEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONSHigh School diploma or equivalent required. No prior experience or training.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Westlake Pipe & Fittings, a Westlake Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.If you are an active Westlake employee (or an employee of any Westlake affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".

Keywords: Westlake Management Services, Lodi , Extruder Operator, Other , Lodi, California

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