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Machine Operator Extrusion


St. Joseph, MO, US

REQ ID:  29141

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

Machine operator 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.  Will manufacture roll stock film for food packaging through an extrusion process that melts resin making food grade plastic Cryovac film.

  1. Operate equipment to produce finished goods to production specifications.
    1. Understand and be able to safely STOP equipment during normal conditions and during and emergency situation.  Know how to E-Stop the machine.
    2. 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

High School diploma or equivalency

Understand Machinery and able to learn all aspects of extrusion 

Must be able to follow our safety guidelines.

Strong mechanical aptitude is desired.

Strong computer skills needed to operate machines.

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:

Must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds overhead to a height of 72 inches repeatedly over a 12 hour shift.

Requisition id: 29141 

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).



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.
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