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Extrusion Operator

Company: Covestro AG
Location: South Deerfield
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

We are Covestro. We are curious. We are courageous. We are colorful. We refined Chemical material solutions with game-changing products. Let us empower you to push boundaries. Join us and our 17.200 colleagues now and together we will make the world a brighter place.


The primary function of a Line Operator is to produce quality urethane/Polycarbonate film of various grades, thickness and width. In this capacity, the Line Operator is responsible for the operation of a blender, metering system, resin dryer, 4.5" extruder, take-off tower, die, and film winder.


  • starting up and shutting down the equipment;
  • keeping the extruder fed with resin mixture by accurately adding, blending and drying the batch resin components;
  • observing and adjusting process parameters to insure proper film thickness, sheet width, film quality and roll put-up;
  • diagnosing, correcting and documenting processing problems;
  • recording process and product information, testing samples, completing order paperwork and packaging rolls;
  • making quality judgements about the film produced;
  • effecting basic die and extruder maintenance, including teardown and reassembly of the extruder screw and die;
  • working safely with cutting tools and wearing of the proper personal protective equipment;
  • and finally maintaining good interaction and teamwork with his supervisor and co-workers.

A line operator must physically be able to routinely lift and carry up to 50 pounds of weight, climb stairs, lift and pull 10 pounds of weight in the overhead position, stoop and bend at the knees and waist. A line operator must also have the physical stamina to be able to consistently perform any of the above physical functions at least 25 times per 8-hour day. Line Operators must be capable of working 4 to 8 hours of overtime per week when necessary. In addition he must be able to withstand a working environment where:

  • ambient room temperatures approach 100 degrees in humid summer weather;
  • noise approaches 80 dB;
  • some confined spaces exist; and
  • numerous hot surfaces exist.

This is a 12 hour night shift


Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of a high school diploma or demonstrated equivalent is required. Reading, writing, math, and spoken skills are a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous knowledge of the film/sheet extrusion process is very desirable.

Basic computer skills are a plus.

Level Requirements

To advance to the next level, a line operator must be able to safely and consistently perform and demonstrate mastery of the following responsibilities:


Are you as curious, courageous and colorful as we are? If so, we can offer you an exciting career opportunity. We look forward to receiving your application and resume. Become part of our team - apply now!

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Keywords: Covestro AG, Springfield , Extrusion Operator, Other , South Deerfield, Massachusetts

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