Plastic Extruder Operator: Operates and... [+] More
Plastic Extruder Operator: Operates and prepares machine to extrude thermoplastic materials to form tubes, rods, and film. Installs mold-printing board in machine and tightens thumbscrews or inserts wedges to secure it. Observes thermometer and turns steam valve to maintain specified temperature in melting hopper.
Opens valve or starts pump to fill hopper of depositing unit with fluid. Starts machine and turns handwheels to synchronize flow of candy from depositing spouts with speed of mold board as it passes beneath spouts for filling. Weighs formed products for adherence to specifications and regulates spouts to increase or decrease flow accordingly. (Source: eDOT Job Description) [-] Less
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