Production Extruder Operator

3 months ago


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Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of specialty materials and chemical products which are used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our products, essential to everyday living, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for operational excellence, sustainability and premier safety performance, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion, with approximately 67% generated outside of North America. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its global product offerings, visit


Benefits and Pay

  • 6% 401k match immediately vested
  • Retirement Savings Annual Contributions in addition to 401k match
  • Comprehensive Benefits start immediately
  • Two Weeks Vacation (prorated based on start date)
  • 10 Holidays plus Four Floating Holidays


The production operator position is an extrusion machine operator position that requires broad knowledge of production processes, equipment troubleshooting, equipment operation, packaging procedures, health and safety policies, and quality policies. Individuals are expected to run a 70 mm extruder along with other production pieces of equipment such as mixaco blender, crane, and operate forklift with minimal supervision in a participative team environment.

This position is responsible for reading and complying with the Company's Environmental and Quality Policies. This position is also responsible for reporting to management deviations from the policy when they are observed.


Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  


Assume personal responsibility for safety performance and demonstrate a genuine concern for the safety of co-workers. Must maintain acceptable housekeeping standards.
Comply with all safety/health related policies and procedures, participate in company sponsored safety programs and activities, and report to management those conditions or actions by employees or others that might create a hazard to themselves or others in the plant.
Setting up one or two extruders to run a product that is in accordance with standard operating conditions with minimal downtime and loss of product. This includes the setting of feed totes and product totes. Must be able to learn to use tote tumbling and screw/element oven equipment.
Maintaining proper records, which includes run logs/sheet, feed blends on line, amount of product in totes, packaging reports, work orders, log books and keeping the on-coming operator informed as to important issues.
Completing a product turn-around, which includes cleaning the extruder barrel and screws, the feeder, the chopper, the classifier, the reclaimer system, the automatic bagger, and feed and product totes to prevent product contamination. Requires familiarity in the operation and uses of various hand tools.
Must successfully complete and maintain a drivers license for operation of a fork-lift.
Requires ability to meet the quality expectations for manufacturing.

Must have familiarity in manufacturing environment, operation and utilization of various hand tools, working at heights, working in hot conditions that can reach 105°F as well as cold conditions at 35°F or less.

Must be able to repetitively lift 55 pound bags from floor to chest.


Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Troubleshooting processing problems with the product. This includes, but is not limited to surging, black specks, improper pellet size, plellets with tails and contaminated product. Requires knowledge of how and when to post-blend material. Troubleshooting equipment failure and repairing. This includes but is not limited to, bat thermocouples, broken pigtails, vacuum leaks, vacuum conveying problems, pelletizer problems, correctly sizing feeder tubes and screws
Basic mechanical and a sound mathematics aptitude which includes the ability to calculate percents, ratios, unit conversions, averages, as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


Required Yrs Exp:

1+ years manufacturing experience


Required Education:

High School Diploma or equivilent or 1+ years manufacturing experience.



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