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Biomedical Polymers and Compounds™

2nd Shift Extruder Operator, Putnam, CT

Title:                          Extruder Operator 

Location:                   Putnam, CT


To operate in a team environment in the manufacturing of specialty plastic compounds while consistently being efficient, clean, safe and maintaining our high quality standard.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Determines production requirements by reading and implementing general and special instructions on each sales order.
  • Reviews and applies the manufacturing bill of materials to each sales order.
  • Checks and ensures the raw materials preparation including any related drying requirements.
  • Ensures that all equipment including those upstream and downstream is thoroughly cleaned in accordance with our work instructions and/or other special instructions that may be indicated on the production schedule.
  • Sets extruder operating parameters according to the manufacturing master reference set-up sheet.
  • Prepares production run sheet records.
  • Throughout the production run, ensures that operating parameters are tuned to establish maximum extruder performance and quality.
  • Maintains a clean working environment by consistently removing manufacturing debris from the floor, machine surfaces, and by cleaning work surface areas to prevent the build up of manufacturing residue.
  • Takes immediate action to prevent and correct unsafe operating conditions and/or injury.
  • Operates as a team player to assist all company employees in meeting or exceeding customer expectations and minimize interpersonal conflicts.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complies with all safety regulations and applies good judgment in safely performing all tasks.
  • Complies with all related ISO requirements.
  • Communicates with the shift supervisor all appropriate concerns related to working conditions, safety, injuries, and interpersonal conflicts.
  • Other duties as may be requested and/or assigned by company management.

Supervisory Responsibilities



  • Ability to read and interpret documents including safety rules, operational instructions, procedure manuals, and MSDS sheets.
  • Ability to write routine reports.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Ability to apply common sense to carry instructions in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to perform all duties and responsibilities satisfactorily.

Education and/or Experience

High School diploma or equivalent or 1-3 months related experience or training or an equivalent combination of education/training/experience.

Physical Demands

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

  • Ability to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision ability includes close vision and color vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regular exposure to fumes or airborne particles.
  • Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts and vibration.
  • Normal exposure to moderate noise levels.



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