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Machine Operator -Extrusion

Date: Jun 20, 2019

Location: St. Joseph, MO, US

Company: Sealed Air Corporation

Sealed Air partners with customers to solve their most critical packaging challenges with innovative solutions that leave our world, environment, and communities better than we found them. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands includes Cryovac® food packaging and Bubble Wrap® protective packaging which respectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.7 billion in sales in 2018 and has approximately 15,500 employees who serve customers in 123 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description

Extrusion Operator - St Joseph MO    Food Grade, climate controlled facility

12 hour continuous shifts, scheduled 3 days one week, 4 days the next with overtime hours, can be scheduled 60 hours per week.

Will operate an extrusion line in a safe and orderly manner at Standard Operating Conditions (SOC) to manufacture a quality product in the most efficient manner possible.

Manufacture food grade film for food packaging.

  1. Set Machine up to SOC using the appropriate conditions found in SAP
    1. Use the Human Machine Interface(HMI) to set run conditions and adjust as necessary within SOC to safely make a quality product
    2. Understand and perform winder Function and tension adjustment as necessary to ensure quality roll profile
    3. Perform Rate adjustments with in SOC allowances.
    4. Understand Blender Operation,  and perform Cleaning, Adjustments, and Changeover
    5. Understand Treater operation, and perform Cleaning, Adjustments, and changeover
    6. Perform Line start up and Line shut down
    7. Understand and safely operate extruders
    8. Winder and extrusion line threading with rope or film
    9. Understand and safely purge extruders, and change screen packs with specified screens.
    10. Follow all EAT or standard operating procedures(SOP) to safely and efficiently operate the line
    11. Understand and perform a bubble pull to get line into production
    12. Understand and operate deflate, winder, and secondary nips
    13. Set up and Safely handle edge ripper or slit in line blades as applicable
    14. Use the trouble shooting guides to identify and solve extrusion issues including but not limited to gels and wrinkles.
    15. Perform line changeover activities to safely and efficiently change over from one product to the next. 
    16. Ability to use SAP to fulfill job functions
    17. Ensure proper labeling of all film  

Job Description Cont.

  1. Obtain samples for quality testing purposes.
  2. Understand all quality lab equipment and be able to operate and adjust as necessary to safely test film samples.
  3. Obtain forklift certification and safely operate a forklift truck as necessary



  • Strong mechanical aptitude is desired.
  • Must be able to follow our safety guidelines.
  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • Ability to pass training retirements to become qualified on one or machine production lines.
  • Must have good communication skills both personal and via Email
  • Multiple machine qualifications preferred. 
  • Must have outstanding troubleshooting skills
  • Must have good judgment with decision making in regards to Safety and Quality.
  • Ability to complete production related documentation on both computer and paper forms
  • Must have excellent team skills
  • Ability to take direction from several individuals
  • Ability to work additional overtime if required to get the job tasks completed
  • Self-motivated and ability to make decisions


Physical Activity Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is required on 12 hour shift to:

  • stand – 70+%
  • walk – 70+%
  • reach overhead – 30%

Requisition id: 27405 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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