Extrusion Operator

Southwire Company
May 18, 2021
1115 W North Street, Bremen, Indiana
Job Type


Shift: 3rd (5pm - 5am) Rotating Swing Shift)
Starting Pay Rate:  Up to $30.00 depending on skills and experience

Bonus Available

The Extrusion Operator is a high skill role that will set up and operate extrusion lines and related equipment, including nylon extruders, pay-offs and take-ups.

Why Will You Love It?

  • Competitive compensation with opportunities for overtime
  • Enjoy some of the best benefits around: Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, 401K Matching, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays and more.
  • Receive the training you need to succeed with opportunities to advance your career through ongoing skills development.
  • Work in a clean, well-lit, innovative, high-tech environment with robotics, AI and more.
  • Feel protected with leading health and safety protocols.

What Will You Do?

  • Work under supervision and maintain ongoing communication with the supervisor and peers through verbal instruction and reports.
  • Set setup of extrusion line and related equipment with correct tip and die and correct wire size.
  • Maintain correct wire size, insulation thickness and concentricity.
  • Application of correct print of acceptable quality on cable.
  • Observe Southwire safety rules, maintain good housekeeping and perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Use proper compound and correct amounts of color concentrate.
  • Keep wire and compound loss at a minimum during start-up and changeovers.
  • Correct inventory of WIP tags daily.
  • Place scrap into the designated scrap bins.

What Do You Need?

  • Dedication, motivation and curiosity to learn
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to stand and lift heavy loads for long periods of time
  • Must be able to read and comprehend production orders and the instrumentation on complex equipment.
  • Basic math skills (adding, subtracting, etc..)
  • Judgments concerning operation of extrusion line and related equipment are encountered.
  • Ability to work in an environment with exposure to heat and/or cold conditions, varying levels of noise, and potential exposure to industrial liquids like oils and gases
  • Flexibility to work a rotating schedule, sometimes including weekends, holidays and covering shifts for overtime
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment. At least 3 - 5 years is preferred.
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