Synthetic Staple Extruder

Tend machines that form continuous synthetic filaments from liquid polymer.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Synthetic Staple Extruders do?

Tends machines that form continuous synthetic filaments from liquid polymer and lay tow in cans according to specified pattern: Installs pack into machine, using handtools, and turns lever to activate metering pump which controls amount of polymer extruded through pack. Catches extruded filaments in compressed-air gun and threads filaments through guides to capstans. Separates filaments at spinnerette, by hand, inserts cooling tube into spinnerette, and pushes lever to force air through tube to cool filaments. Guides tow over capstans and into device that lays tow into cans according to specified pattern. Observes machine operation, panelboard, gauges, and rotameter to detect machine malfunction. Turns valves and levers to adjust machines as necessary. Cuts windup from capstan. Notifies Polymer Department, using telephone, when color of polymer is not according to specifications.

Should I be a Synthetic Staple Extruder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Synthetic Staple Extruder

    Most Synthetic Staple 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:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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