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2nd Shift Extruder Set-Up Technician

Date: Nov 4, 2021

Location: Franklin, TN, US, 37064

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Extruder Operator

APCOM is located in Franklin, TN. 

Starting pay: $19.60- $21.75 / hour, plus a $.55 per hour shift differential. 

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 2:30PM- 11:00pm. Some Overtime is expected. 


Perform duties to maintain the flow of work and to ensure product quality and quantity is achieved by operating and maintaining machines that extrude or draw out thermoplastic materials into tubes or other structures. 



Set up machine and equipment and assist with material changes

Activate and adjust extruding machines

Set and adjust controls as necessary to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings and temperature

Monitor production to ensure customer specifications and established quality standards are maintained

Read and interpret blueprints and drawings

Locate defects on extruded products

Replace worn dies and maintain/clean tools

Maintain production records

Communicate with supervisor and/or group leader to determine production priorities based on daily shift activities

Recommend improvements to production efficiencies, equipment optimization, scrap minimization and quality

Comply with all safety, quality and procedure requirements as noted in applicable work instructions

All other duties as assigned



Plastic extrusion or injection experience a plus

Ability to comprehend schedule and required outputs for daily production activities

Ability to comprehend applicable work instructions

Ability to work with key members of other functional areas to facilitate daily production

Ability to troubleshoot machinery and make minor adjustments/repairs as needed

Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as part of a team

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

High school diploma or equivalent preferred


ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis

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