Extruder Operator Helper

Assist Extruder Operators in extruding thermoplastic materials.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Extruder Operator Helpers do?

Assists EXTRUDER OPERATOR in extruding thermoplastic materials to form tubes, rods, and film: Tapes end of extruded article to reel spindle and starts machine that winds material onto revolving spindle. Measures extruded article with measuring wheel and cuts it to specified length, using saw or knife. Removes roll or coil from spindle, weighs roll, and records length and weight of roll on shipping tag. Saws scrap tubes and rods into lengths for grinding in hammer mill, using bandsaw. Starts hammer mill and feeds sawed scrap into mill to grind it for reprocessing. May mix thermoplastic materials and pigments, according to formula, for feeding extrusion machine. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be an Extruder Operator Helper?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Evaporator Helper

    How to Become an
    Extruder Operator Helper

    Most Extruder Operator Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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