Reference : USA04670

Copy of Extrusion Operator Trainee

  • Technical Production
  • United States BUFFALO
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 01/17/2023

Position description

#1 “This Job Matters”

What’s the job?

The Extruder Operator is responsible to efficiently operate extrusion lines and downstream equipment, produce quality product, 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 with co-workers.


  • 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 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

“You Matter to Us”

What are our perks?

We provide unique options to fit your unique lives! Our Total Rewards Program is customizable to accommodate your needs. Our menu of flexible options includes, but is not limited to:

  • Excellent healthcare options: Medical, vision, prescription & dental
  • Family Focus & Balance: Parental leave, paid time-off and Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial Security: Competitive 401(k), Company-funded Retirement Accumulation Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Program (PEG)
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Continuing education for every season of your career
  • Pet Insurance options: Insurance plan & prescription discount program for your furry friends
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • PerkSpot: Our exclusive one-stop online discount marketplace
  • LiveWell: Rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle


#2 “Your Skills Matter”

What do you bring?


  • Education: High school diploma
  • Must be able to read, write, and perform basic math. 
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Communicate effectively with supervisor and co-workers
  • Completion of extruder operator training program

Who are we ?

“What We Do Matters”

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home.



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