Available Jobs in Extrusion Molding

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Lead profile Extrusion Process Technician – Macon, GA


An industry leader in complex, profile extruded plastic solutions is searching for a Lead Profile Extrusion Process Technician for each of the three shifts.  The Lead Profile Extrusion Process Technician is responsible for:

· Performing the starting, setting up, adjusting, cleaning & changeover of tooling including dryers, grinders, racks, and profile extruders consistently and timely.
· Performing line requirements and responsibilities without direction from a supervisor.
· Monitoring extruders for required production rates and quality.
· Adjusting and trains operators on extruders to ensure dimensional and visuals are sellable.
· Performing quality functional checks and notifies the QC if it doesn’t meet the requirements.
· Identifying and trains operators on sources of defects.
· Training and assisting in directing extrusion line operators.
· Completing all Technician paperwork accurately and efficiently.
· Managing the shop in the absence of the shift supervisor

In addition to an hourly rate in the $20 to $23 range, the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.


· High school diploma, some college preferred.
· 2-4 years experience and knowledge of Profile Extruding processes and procedures.
· Ability to read blue prints.
· Knowledge of a computerized inventory system and Microsoft Office programs.
· Supervisory or Department Lead experience a plus.
· Organized and detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
· Ability to work well, direct and communicate effectively with others.
· Ability to operate a forklift, a plus.

Extrusion Blow Molding Lead Process Technician – Hudson, NY


An extrusion blow molding company that manufactures a variety of plastic containers and closures is searching for a Lead Blow Molding Process Technician. The company serves clients in the health care, pharmaceutical, household, industrial, food and beverage, and automotive and agricultural chemical markets. The company offers bottles, jars, canisters, cylinders, jugs and drug ovals in a range of designs and colors.

•Must have experience processing and setting up extrusion blow molding machines, e.g. Bekum, Uniloy, Fisher, etc.
•Must be able to work 12 hour sifts, 3 days or nights on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off.

In addition to an hourly rate in the $23 to $28 range, the company offers competitive benefits and a solid work environment.

Plastic Film Process Engineer – Saginaw, MI


A company that is a captive PVC laminate film manufacturer is searching for a Plastic Film Process Engineer.  The Plastic Film Process Engineer is responsible for the film manufacturing processes and testing related to the design and manufacturing of PVC laminated films and non-laminated films.  Responsibilities include providing technical guidance and hands-on expertise related to the processes and equipment to ensure optimal performance.  The Plastic Film Process Engineer implements and deploys lean principles and techniques utilizing Lean and Six Sigma tools to introduce process improvements and cost reductions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing, implementing and managing the manufacturing processes and testing related to the development of PCV extruded film and reinforced membrane product.
  • Provide technical support, guidance and training of equipment and processes.
  • Implement process improvements to reduce scrap, reduce rework cost, optimum cycle times, improve production yields, manufacturability and quality.
  • Utilize disciplined and proven problem solving techniques to determine root cause analysis for production issues and equipment downtime, develop solutions and implement changes.
  • Support the Production team with product design and guidance as related to the manufacturing processes and production equipment and capabilities extrusions.
  • Maintain and improve existing products, equipment, manufacturing processes
  • Measure and manage process capabilities using Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Design for Experiment (DOE) methodologies
  • Assist Quality Assurance, Production Managers with establishing the appropriate quality level for all prototype, pre-production and production
  • Establish routings and determining Takt Time for production projects
  • Perform time studies, line balance and eliminate non-value added operations
  • Implement and deploy lean  principles and Six Sigma tools to introduce and manage process improvements and cost reductions
  • Produce, maintain and track SOPs as required.  Train personnel on new or revised SOPs.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range and relocation assistance, the company offers a competitive benefit program that includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Prescription drug program
  • Life and AD&D insurance (life insurance is equal to two times annual base salary)
  • Short and long term disability
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution
  • Paid vacation
  • 8 ½ paid holidays
  • Profit sharing
  • Flexible Spending Accounts


Knowledge, Skills,& Abilities

  • Experience in the plastics industry with high precision extrusion and processing equipment/machinery preferably with polyvinylchloride (PVC).
  • Experience in one of the following areas: Thermoplastic polymers or film lamination.
  • Knowledge of equipment for film extrusions and lamination and stretching/orientation equipment.
  • Experience in dimensional inspection methods and associated inspection equipment.
  • Thorough understanding of data acquisition and control systems.
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills related to manufacturing processes and production equipment.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Practices & Methodologies (Kaizen, 6S, Value Stream Mapping) and line balancing.
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Capable of working independently and in a team environment.
  • Effectively communicate with department managers, engineering, production and other departments.
  • Team player, proactive and willingness to attend to small details.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering plus 3-7 years applicable experience or proven performance.
  • Lean Manufacturing certification a plus.

Plastic Compounding Production Manager – Greenville, SC


A growing company specializing in the compounding of nylon and polyester resin is searching for a Production Manager to assist the General Manager with the overall plastic compounding and twin extrusion operation.  The Production Manager must also be capable of specifying, purchasing and managing the installation of a new twin screw extrusion machine and all of the associated equipment.   

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range the company offers an $10,000 bonus, health care benefits fully paid by the company and relocation assistance.


  • Must have hands-on plastic extrusion management experience.
  • Must have nylon and polyester hands-on compounding experience.
  • Must have the ability to train others on extruder operation and compounding.
  • Engineering experience would be a real plus.