Reference : 570951

Extrusion Operator Trainee - C Shift - 11pm-7:30am M-F

  • Technical Production
  • United States
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 07/26/2019

Position description


Trainee will be expected to describe and demonstrate the following prior to advancement:  

  • 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, enter data into MS Access Database.
  • 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 in MS Access Database and MMI, P&E sheets, enter production hours intro SAP
  • Ensure that 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.
  • Complete the Paulsen Extrusion Training
  • Performing safety observations and entering data in Gensuite.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Supervisor.



  • High School Graduate or GED 
  • Must be able to read, write, and perform basic math. 
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Communicate effectively with supervisor and co-workers
  • Must have mechanical aptitude and be able to use basic hand tools
  • Must have a minimum of 3 months experience working as a General Support: packaging and working with downstream extrusion equipment (internal candidates only)
  • Forklift license required.

Additional description

  • Demonstrated ability of cooperation, leadership and willingness to assist fellow employees in a team-based work environment
  • Willingness to work overtime and at times on short notice
  • Willing, able and flexible to work alternating/rotating shift schedule
  • Ability to perform the responsibilities of the position including times when there is limited or no supervision
  • Thorough understanding of safety rules and the safe operation of production machinery
  • Previous Manufacturing experience and length of time with Saint-Gobain will be strongly considered

Who are we ?

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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