Production Operator/ Extrusion Technician

Formtech Enterprises, Inc.

126 Ben Burton Circle

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compensation: $18 per hour start
employment type: full-time
job title: Production Operator/ Extrusion Technician
Formtech is a privately-owned manufacturing company producing custom plastic profile extrusions and the Truline® seawall system. For over 50 years, Formtech has been supplying parts to OEMs in a variety of industries. We have manufacturing facilities located in Athens, GA and Fairview, PA. Our facility in Athens, GA also produces Truline®, The Ultimate Seawall®, which has been installed around the world. For more information about our company and products, visit www.formtech.com and www.truline.us

We are seeking team members who want to learn, develop, and grow; are respectful, honest, and take ownership of their work; and be an active, positive participant in a team environment that wants to continuously improve and produce quality results. Manufacturing custom extrusions is technical, requiring constant attention to detail and a desire to solve problems effectively and efficiently.

Position Summary:
In this entry-level position as a machine operator/Extrusion Technician, you will learn the basics of producing extruded plastic profiles, how to set-up and operate equipment, and take measurements to make quality parts to meet customer specifications. Once the fundamentals are learned, you can grow and develop into technician positions and operate a forklift. Technicians are primarily responsible for production including start-up, changeovers, shutdown, and preventive maintenance.

Major Areas of Responsibility:
A. Assist in setup, start up, tear down and continuous operation of production lines.
B. Responsible for keeping the hoppers full of proper materials.
C. Perform continuous quality checks by visual examination and using measuring devices to ensure quality parts are extruded to customer specifications. Identify problems and refer to Senior Technician. Learn to make basic quality adjustments.
D. Complete quality and order paperwork as directed.
E. Assist in packaging parts; Make boxes and skids.
F. Perform basic housekeeping duties to ensure a safe working environment and maintain a clean work area.
G. Follow all safety rules and report any safety hazards.
H. Serve as a member of the Production team, helping as needed.
I. Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Skills, Qualifications, Education and/or Experience:
• Education: High school diploma or GED required
• Experience: Plastic processing experience a plus, but not required
• Able to speak, read, write and understand English and math
• Perform basic math calculations, and read calipers and a tape measure
• Basic mechanical skills and ability to use hand tools
• Oral communication and interpersonal skills to work efficiently within a team environment

Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions:
• Available to work a 12-hour shift. Occasional overtime or weekend work may be required.
• Able to work in a manufacturing environment with dust, moderate noise, and seasonal temperatures. May be exposed to other hazards and must take proper precautions, including using PPE, to ensure safety of self and others.
• Prolonged standing and walking on concrete floors during the duration of a shift, along with frequent bending, reaching, squatting. Repetitive use of wrist, hands and fingers.
• Must be able to lift and/or push up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis; Assist co-workers with heavier loads up to 200 lbs.

Travel Requirements: None
Other Notes: All candidates must pass a pre-employment drug screen.
• 3 medical plans with either 80% or 85% paid by the company
• Company-paid short-term disability and group term life insurance
• Other voluntary benefits including dental, vision, accident, employee assistance, life insurance and long-term disability
• Paid time off
• 401k Retirement plan with company matching

SEND YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION ONLINE AT: https://formtech.com/employment/
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