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Extruder Operator

Columbus, WI 53925

Posted: 06/28/2024 Job Number: 737451 Pay Rate: 18.00 Industry: Food / Beverage

Job Description

Position Title: Extruder Operator

Wage: $18/hour

Shift: 1st

Hours:  4am - 2pm

Do you have a love for animals? Join this company in Columbus that takes pride in making high-quality dog food. You'll enjoy many benefits including discounts on dog food, and career growth opportunities! 

Extruder Operator Responsibilities:                                    
- Prepare and transfer liquids and other ingredients as necessary for the upcoming run.
- Assist in the start-up, change-over and shutdown of the extruder in accordance with standard operating procedures and as directed by the Lead Extruder Operator.
- Control the operation of various downstream processes as directed by the production schedule. 
- Conduct various quality checks of finished product according to established procedures and communicate any variances to Lead Operator and Supervisor as appropriate.
- Become knowledgeable of the operation of the Extruder, providing coverage for scheduled breaks by the Lead Operator - and if requested by supervision, perform the duties of back-up operator for scheduled time off.
- Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly extrusion area, dryer area and downstream areas through continuous housekeeping efforts.
- Perform various pre-shift and post-shift sanitation duties according to established procedures. 
- Ensure compliance with all haccp, quality and food safety requirements, including accurate and timely documentation. 
- Fill out all paperwork and production documentation completely and accurately.
- Communicate with the blending, meat room, packaging, and maintenance departments as the need arises.
- Maintain consistent, reliable attendance and punctuality. 
- Remain flexible to fluctuations in shift start and end times to support the priorities of the department. 
- Ensure efficient transitions coming in to and going out of shift, by sharing key points verbally if possible – or in writing.
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds routinely, climb, bend and use tools of various types in basic maintenance and trouble-shooting tasks.
- Abide by all safety rules, company policies, and complete all required safety training within the department.

Requirements for Extruder Operator:
- Must be able to consistently lift up to 50 pounds throughout a 12 hour shift
- Must be able to stand, bend, twist, and reach for up to 12 hours
- Must be able to grasp and hold objects using both hands
- Ability to work in a team environment                          

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