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Extrusion Press Operator

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Shape Corp.
May 25, 2022
400 E State Street, Trenton, OH 45067, Ohio
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Position Summary:

This team member is responsible for managing the extrusion press. Additionally, this person leads team and helps with all extrusion tool preparation, tooling change outs, extrusion set up, and quality. Additionally, this role will have leadership responsibilities for the extrusion press crew.

Essential Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Follow all extrusion press standards, including
    • Preparation of extrusion tooling
    • Operation of cranes and forklifts
    • Extrusion tooling change overs
    • Quality inspections
  • Continuously assess operation and make changes to various measures such as billet temperature, billet lengths and speeds, to keep consistent product extrusion
  • Proactively facilitate continuous improvement activities with the goal of waste elimination and improved performance of the team.
  • Proactively facilitate continuous improvement activities with the goal of waste elimination and improved performance of the team.
  • Address team member questions concern while fostering a positive team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrate understanding of lean manufacturing principles and capabilities.
  • Provide regular and unbiased input to the Supervisor/Manager on the productivity and performance of team members.
  • Evaluate completion and accuracy of required forms. 
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and proficiency in the use of the Plex system. 
  • Provide continuity of information between shifts. 
  • Manage Ovens for all dies scheduled for future runs, ensuring temperature is correct and maintained
  • Responsible for dies as they are prepared for production runs, during instillation, and while running production
  • Periodically running the extrusion press, including monitoring billet temperature, pressure, speed, and quench rates
  • Responsible to ensure right alloys are running for correct process.
  • Troubleshoot, isolate, and repair where possible, any issues that arise from operations
  • Responsible for ensuring quality parts are produced by conducting visual and gauge inspection of parts produced by an extrusion press.
  • Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as directed by the leader.



  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic understanding of GD&T
  • Ability to read and understand dimensional prints
  • Ability to use inspection equipment like calipers micrometers and specialized gauges
  • Basic mathematic skills including converting measurements to and from metric to standard
  • Ability to manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years extrusion press experience preferred
  • 3 years Tool and Die experience preferred

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