What Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Do
Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.
Other Job Titles Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic May Have
Equipment Technician, Extruder Operator, Extrusion Press Operator, Machine Operator
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include Measure and examine extruded products to locate defects and to check for conformance to specifications, adjusting controls as necessary to alter products. Determine setup procedures and select machine dies and parts, according to specifications. Start machines and set controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, and temperature, and to synchronize speed of extrusion. Reel extruded products into rolls of specified lengths and weights. Install dies, machine screws, and sizing rings on machines that extrude thermoplastic or metal materials. See More
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