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Operator, Extruder I

Company: Southwire Company LLC
Location: Bremen
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America's largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment, hand tools and jobsite power and lighting solutions. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement and unlimited growth opportunities. Our more than seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our commitment to delivering quality and service to our customers, exercising environmental stewardship, enhancing the well-being of our employees and giving back to the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what's possible?


Shift: 4:45 am to 5:00 pm

Starting Pay Rate: $20.26

Job Description

The Operator, Extruder 1 is a high skill role that will set up and operate extrusion lines and related equipment, including nylon extruders, pay-offs and take-ups. These lines that fall under this job class mainly operate as two person lines
For example, some commonly ran machines that would fall under this job title would be: 6 inch PVC Extruder (BWP), Met Extruder (MC Plant), Jacket Lines (Heflin) CV Lines (North Campus)

High school diploma or equivalent
Must read, write, and speak English; Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
Must be able to stand and lift heavy loads for long periods of time
Must be able to read and comprehend production orders and the instrumentation on complex equipment
Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs
Basic math skills (adding, subtracting, etc..)
Judgments concerning operation of extrusion line and related equipment are encountered

Must be able to work under supervision and maintain ongoing communication with the supervisor and peers through verbal instruction and reports
Put scrap into the designated scrap bins
Responsible for proper setup of extrusion line and related equipment with correct tip and die and correct wire size
Responsible to maintain correct wire size, insulation thickness and concentricity
Responsible for application of correct print of acceptable quality on cable
Responsible to observe Southwire safety rules, maintain good housekeeping and perform all other duties as assigned
Responsible for using proper compound and correct amounts of color concentrate
Responsible to keep wire and compound loss at a minimum during start-up and changeovers
Responsible for correct inventory of WIP tags daily

Will be required to cross-train on equipment within your identified workgroup at your facility
Once trained in more complex jobs, may be required to fill the position in the event of absence or vacancy
Will be required to rotate on a set frequency within your workgroup to maintain skill proficiency

Use the company's ISO Quality System documentation to help guide all daily quality activities
Do not release products until all quality checks have been passed
Immediately report quality issues to the supervisor or quality manager

Working safely is a condition of employment
Follow all company environmental rules/procedures and handle all materials in a manner designed to minimize environmental impact
Extruders give off a substantial amount of radiant heat
The hopper vacuums, motors, air-wipes and other machinery can be quite noisy
Properly wear all required PPE
Review and know all Job Hazard Analyses for proper job sequence and hazards associated with the jobs assigned to do
Review and know all Safety Data Sheets for the jobs assigned to do
Maintain all work areas to 5S standards
Perform pre-operation safety inspection and hazard analysis

Physical activity associated with daily performance of this job include: balance, climbing, fingering, grasping, hearing, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motions, standing, stooping, walking and sitting
Must be able to work in hot and cold environments normally found in a prefabricated building without climate-control
The operator is constantly exposed to water, some heat, cold, dust and fumes

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching & Pension Plan (Eligible for Pension after 1,000 Hours Worked)
  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision)
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
  • Long & Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities
  • Parental Leave
  • & More
    Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Southwire Company LLC, South Bend , Operator, Extruder I, Other , Bremen, Indiana

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