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"Extruding and Drawing Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Extruding and Drawing Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"

1) Adjust controls to draw or press metal into specified shapes and diameters.

2) Change dies on extruding machines according to production line changes.

 

3) Install dies, machine screws, and sizing rings on machines that extrude thermoplastic or metal materials.

4) Load machine hoppers with mixed materials, using augers, or stuff rolls of plastic dough into machine cylinders.

5) Measure and examine extruded products in order to locate defects, and to check for conformance to specifications; adjust controls as necessary to alter products.

 

6) Replace worn dies when products vary from specifications.

7) Select nozzles, spacers, and wire guides, according to diameters and lengths of rods.

8) Start machines and set controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, and temperature, and to synchronize speed of extrusion.

9) Determine setup procedures and select machine dies and parts, according to specifications.

10) Clean work areas.

11) Maintain an inventory of materials.

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12) Operate shearing mechanisms to cut rods to specified lengths.

13) Reel extruded products into rolls of specified lengths and weights.

14) Test physical properties of products with testing devices such as acid-bath testers, burst testers, and impact testers.

 

15) Troubleshoot, maintain, and make minor repairs to equipment.

16) Weigh and mix pelletized, granular, or powdered thermoplastic materials and coloring pigments.

Job Description for "Extruding and Drawing Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Extruding and Drawing Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-4021.00


 

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