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Extrusion Team Lead

Company: Westaff
Location: Leominster
Posted on: April 6, 2019

Job Description:

Location: Leominster, MA

Schedule: 12hr day shift - 5am - 5pm - Rotating - One week Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun AND next week Wed/Thu/Fri

Pay rate: $17/hr (Negotiable/based on experience) + $50 weekly bonus for perfect attendance

Job Summary:

  • Lead and train extrusion operators to follow procedures, comply with quality standards and achieve productivity and efficiencies targets.

    Major Job Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

    Team Management:

    • Ensure coverage of all shifts. Coordinate breaks, vacations and expected absences in order to keep the machines running according with the production plan.
    • Train the operators and ensure the procedures are learnt and followed..
    • Meet periodically with the team and address any issues occurring on the shift
    • Assess teams' performance on a periodic basis.
    • Keep track and share performance results with the team.
    • Daily communicate and refresh extrusion production targets and relevant information.
    • Apply disciplinary actions when needed.
    • Enforce company policy, Specially Safety, Quality and Productivity.

      Process and Procedures:

      • Ensure all procedures are being safely followed.
      • Continuous monitor sheet quality and machine throughput.
      • Report productivity and waste generated (Edge trim size, purging and rolls to grind).
      • Ensure all written procedures are available to the operators. Report missing procedures to Process Engineering.
      • Assist and improve process to ensure smooth operation of the extruders.
      • Troubleshoot Process and equipment (communicate machine issues to maintenance).
      • Document process changes and / or Issues and communicate these changes.

        Material management:

        • Ensure the material received matches the order.
        • Document the materials entering the machines (leave sample).
        • Daily inventory of the materials inside the plant (regrind, bottle flake, ground purging's, PCR, additives and others).
        • Daily inventory of extrusion consumables.
        • Ensure all the gaylords are weight and properly labeled.
        • Identify nonconformance materials and follow reaction procedure (must notify Process engineer immediately).


          • Meet sheet specifications.
          • Ensure the extruders perform at their Target or maximum capacity.
          • Report Production to Plant Manager.
          • Reduce and eradicate extruders downtime (ensure continuous operations)


            • Assist maintenance in scheduled PM's and nonscheduled repairs such as breakdowns.
            • Must immediately notify Maintenance department any concern or malfunction of the machines.
            • Ensure all the operational filters are being serviced by the operators (Assist if needed).
            • Document Maintenance activities within extrusion.


              • Make recommendations and report equipment inconsistencies.
              • Continuous Improvement and Safety.
              • Make recommendations to improve productivity.
              • Make recommendations to improve team performance.
              • Must attend to safety committee meetings when invited.
              • Make recommendations to improve processes and procedures.

                • Keep the production area clean and organized.
                • Must ensure a safe work environment, resolve safety concerns, and report to the Plant Manager any safety concerns.
                • Must ensure all hygiene procedures are followed, resolve hygiene concerns within the area, and report to the Plant Manager any hygiene concerns beyond his/her ability to resolve.
                • Continuously look for ways to improve the efficiency, quality, safety, and hygiene of the operation.
                • Perform any activity necessary for the company to meet the needs of its customers.
                • Schedule must be flexible.

                  Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

                  • HS Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree is a plus.
                  • Five years' experience in a manufacturing environment.
                  • Experience operating thermoforming or extrusion equipment is highly desirable.

Keywords: Westaff, Leominster , Extrusion Team Lead, Other , Leominster, Massachusetts

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