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Production Technician - Extrusion
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Job Description


Responsible for the hands on operation of automated blow molding equipment, and the production of high-quality bottles in a safe and efficient manner.


• Monitors raw material levels to ensure uninterrupted production.

• Clears bottle jams, adds labels, changes out gaylords, and dumps bottles into the grinder.

• Performs hourly quality control checks on bottles.

• Completes daily zone cleaning tasks for the line.

• Documents and enters all required information of downtime, scrap, and parts into Iconics.

• Works with the Team Lead to identify the root cause of bottle defects and determine corrective actions.

• Performs basic troubleshooting of blow molding equipment.

• Completes set-ups and repairs on machinery in the designated work area.

• Completes daily and monthly preventative maintenance requirements.

• Meets all safety training requirements and procedures, and ensures all safety devices are on equipment.

• Maintains ISO, OSHA, and GMP standards.

• Reports quality or food safety issues to Supervisor.

• Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


• High school diploma/GED required.

• Mechanically inclined.

• Basic knowledge of electrical concepts.

• Flexibility to work rotating shifts.

• Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment is strongly preferred.

• Blend of technical, interpersonal skills, and continuous learning through training.

• Associates degree in Plastics Technology, Electrical, Electro-Mechanical or a similar technical area is preferred; background experience will be considered.


• Standing/walking continuously during entire shift. Frequently walking is performed at a moderate pace in order to respond to machine and equipment breakdown.

• Able to lift 40 lbs. continuously; and able to lift 70 lbs. occasionally with assistance.

• Postural activities include climbing, maneuvering, bending, stooping, kneeling. Crouching, crawling above, under and around machinery, equipment and conveyors continuously throughout entire shift.

• Reaching, handling, touching grasping machine parts, controls, control panels, levers, switches continuously while repairing machines.

• Continuously use the bilateral upper extremities to reach, handle, grip and grasp, push and pull, finger and feel, turn, wrench, etc.; forceful grasping, pinching, pushing, and pulling with hand tools to diagnose and repair machinery and equipment.

• Ability to climb ladders, stairs, platforms and scaffolding to repair machine and equipment frequently throughout entire shift.

• Ability to work in non-permit required confined spaces and at heights of 15’ to 20’.

Note: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Manufacturing, Engineering
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Manufacturing, Packaging
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 5081135520160204122444
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Production Technician - Extrusion

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