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Extrusion Line Operator


Mississauga, ON, CANADA



POSITION: Extrusion Operator DEPARTMENT: Extrusion
REPORTS TO: Primary Extrusion Line Operator

Responsible for setting up and operating an extrusion machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines and customer requirements


  • Operate and adjust Extruders and auxiliary equipment within Standard Operating conditions. Inspect finished product as required to ensure that the process is producing quality product
  • Perform fine tuning of equipment to maintain quality
  • Understand the production schedule in order to prepare for Job Changes
  • Work as part of a Team, in a team environment
  • Assist other Shift Operators with job changes/setups on the shift as required by Lead Hand.
  • Conduct Operational, Quality and Safety inspections and complete checklists, as required.
  • Complete Factory reports (for production, downtime, quality and safety), as required.
  • Operate electric hand truck
  • Enter work order requests for any machine issues requiring Maintenance attention
  • Communicate with incoming Operator at shift change to discuss operational performance/issues
  • Follow all Safety Policies and maintain excellent organization
  • Ensure work areas and machines are kept clean and in working condition
  • Train and direct the activities of the Extrusion Helper to meet company objectives
  • Support all efforts/direction of management provided via the Supervisor and Lead Hand.
  • Support all engineering trials for continual improvement in the form of cost savings, labour reduction and process improvements
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • High school graduate
  • Mechanical/Technical Abilities- have worked with various tools
  • Have experience in manufacturing environment eg. Blow film, any type of extrusion. It is hot and it is face paced.
  • Need basic math skills
  • Excellent communication skills - oral and written in English


  • Follow instructions accurately
  • Work in a fast paced environment
  • You must be a diligent worker who pays attention to details

Reliable and a "go-getter attitude"
Ability to do some heavy lifting and a willingness to sit or stand as needed.

  • Be open to working days or nights. Flexibility is the key.
  • Be Reliable! Work everyday you are scheduled

Not afraid of learning new things

Physical surroundings: Manufacturing Plant

Adverse Working Environment: Steel toe safety shoes and hearing protection required in most areas of the plant; plant gets hot in the summer months; machines have pinch points, rotating/moving parts and hot parts; Able to work in a noisy environment. Plant has some forklift traffic.

Physical Effort: Moderate to Heavy: Feeding materials into the extruder. Some heavy lifting required on a non-repetitive basis and with assistance.

Extrusion Line Operator, KAL-TRADING INC., Mississauga, ON, CANADA
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