Extruding & Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Also called: Extruder Operator, Extrusion Press Operator, Machine Operator, Operator
What they do:Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Math and Science
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People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
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