Extruding & Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Also called: Extruder Operator, Machine Operator, Extrusion Press 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 in order to locate defects, and to check for conformance to specifications; adjust controls as necessary to alter products.
- Determine setup procedures and select machine dies and parts, according to specifications.
- Install dies, machine screws, and sizing rings on machines that extrude thermoplastic or metal materials.
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