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Extruder Operator Helper

Extruder Operator Helper

locationEdison, NJ, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Johns Manville is committed to delivering positive and powerful experiences, because we are successful only when our employees and customers thrive. We are passionate, we care about people, we perform at a superior level, and we protect others and our environments.

The base hourly rate for this position is $20.27

JOB OBJECTIVE:Responsible for preforming all duties on a professional level and complying with the Production Superintendent.

  • Supports and promotes safe practices and environmental commitments in alignment with company commitments, policies, and compliance requirements.
  • Show initiative in supporting safety, plant wide. Participate on committees as required.
  • Trains and instructs new or lesser experienced employees as required.
  • Ensures that all Housekeeping & 5S areas of responsibility have been completed before end of shift and keeps equipment, work areas and other prescribed areas clean and orderly at all times.
  • Wears all required and proper PPE.
  • Operates a lift truck or other material handling equipment in servicing production as required (must be properly licensed).
  • Uses safe work practices and reports hazardous conditions at all times to supervisor.
  • Complete computer-based training and all other programs needed to stay in compliance with company policy’s.
  • Receives and follows verbal and written instructions from supervisor or leader.
  • Prepares production reports as directed or required.
  • Sets up extruder and related equipment for production run, including temperature profiles, required connection and proper operation of all system thermocouples. Confirm settings are correct for material being processed per established manufacturing specs.
  • Sets-up sheet trim line, 3 spindle winder, jacketing winder, and sheet stacker.
  • Maintains control over extruder operation through continuous monitoring and checking of equipment/product, to insure in-spec processing and PVC sheet production.
  • Grinds product sheet of skeleton for re-use.
  • Conducts all Cut & Curl tasks independently and at set production rate
  • Monitor & train new operators on Cut & Curl Tasks
  • Perform Cut & Curl TPM
  • Samples/inspects PVC Sheet produced to ensure compliance to finished product specs.
  • Power up machines, cooling tower, pull & clean augers, conveying hose inspection, pull roll operation.
  • Edge trim knives check, edge trim knives changeover, 2 roll cut set-up, Sheet shear Set Up & Change over
  • Performs routine preventative tasks, and ability to disassemble process as necessary (i.e. die split cleaning, torqueing, removal).
  • Maintains responsibility for plant security. Secured building and equipment as required or directed.
  • Reports equipment malfunctions, operation delays, or products defects immediately to supervisor or leader.
  • Process jacketing roll orders and complete packaging of jacketing rolls.
  • Process bulk roll orders and complete packaging of bulk rolls
  • Performs other job or duties as directed or required.

EQUIPMENT: (i.e. Machines, Devices, Tools, Etc., used in job performance)

  • Forklift and other material handling equipment


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Flexible in work and assignments
  • Must successfully complete job-related training program


  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time on cement floor
  • Must be able to walk, stoop, kneel and climb ladders and staircases.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs as required.

Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation for eligible employees. 
Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts; health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs.

Why Johns Manville 
Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking and doing the right things. Make your story our story.
Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company and our communities.

Incumbent must be physically able to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.