Core Extruder

Tend extrusion presses that extrude pastes to form dry-cell battery cores.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Core Extruders do?

Tends manually operated extrusion press and wirecutter that extrudes and cuts paste to form dry-cell battery cores: Loads press hopper with paste and moves lever to start ram that forces paste through die of prescribed diameter onto cutter. Pulls lever to lower wire cutter and cut extruded paste into segments. Tilts cutter to dump cores onto tray.


Should I be a Core Extruder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to become a Core Extruder

    Most Core Extruders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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