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Extruder Operator / Machine Operator


Twinsburg, OH, US - Northeast Region


Manufacturing & Production




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Intralox, LLC has an opening for a Machine Operator to work in the ThermoDrive Manufacturing Department based in Twinsburg, OH.  The Machine Operator will be primarily responsible for the safe start up, set up and operation of thermoplastic extrusion equipment.  This position will work the Day Shift (7:00AM - 7:00PM, with rotating weekends) and reports to the ThermoDrive Manufacturing Manager.

Intralox is a division of Laitram, L.L.C., with an extensive portfolio of innovative conveyance solutions and services that improve lives and optimize businesses worldwide. Our global workforce of over 3,000 employees in 20+ countries consist of reliable problem solvers, continuously developing and directly delivering solutions that have driven our customers’ growth worldwide for more than 45 years. 

Intralox was founded on the principle of doing the right thing, by treating customers, employees, and suppliers with honesty, fairness, and respect.  We invest heavily in these values and aim to practice our business philosophy principles every day, which is why we have been consistently recognized for innovation and workplace excellence. We believe in the power of a good idea no matter where it comes from, using trust as the foundation to how we work, and that self-managed people are our greatest asset. 

We listen objectively, think creatively, and deliver results. To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our company page.


  • Start up, set up, operate, and tend machine that extrudes thermoplastics to meet customer specifications and dimensions according to work orders.
  • Load materials into extruder and adjust feed mechanisms to set feed rates.
  • Move controls to activate and adjust for extruding process.
  • Observe machine operations, control boards, and gauges to detect any defective material or any machine malfunctions.
  • Press the correct buttons to stop machine when processes are complete or when malfunctions are detected.
  • Responsible for detailed completion of work orders and production reports.
  • Operator must always be mentally alert on the machine.
  • Operator who is not alert runs a great risk of getting injured or injuring another employee.
  • Training will include other duties on the production floor to help understand all positions and processes.
  • Performs other duties and assignments as directed by management.
Skills and Requirements
  • 3+ years as a machine operator, preferably in some kind of plastic environment (preferred)
  • Tow motor driving experience
  • Must be able to read a tape measure
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Ability to read/understand specifications.
  • Ability to read measuring devices such as ruler, caliper, dial indicator, micrometer and scale
  • Manual dexterity and ability to use all hand tools in order to set up and operate extruder.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of this position as detailed in the functional job description, including the requirement to lift and carry 50 -100 pounds (Over 50 lbs. with an assist).
  • Frequent standing, walking and lifting.
  • Follow written safety procedures
  • Previous extrusion experience and knowledge of plastic sheet extrusion process a plus.
  • Regular and punctual attendance

Education Requirements

  • High school diploma/GED minimum