Machine Operator - Mixer

Mukwonago, WI 53149

Posted: 03/15/2019 Industry: Industrial Job Number: 35870747 Pay Rate: $13.30/hour

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Mukwonago, WI




3 rd shift

Pay Range:

$13.30 per hour

General Job Duties:

  • Mixers follow the order to gather appropriate raw materials, precisely weigh, and prepare the batch to mix.

  • Mixers setup the batch on an appropriate mixer, monitor progress, and deliver batch to the line

  • .Upon completion of extrusion process the Mixers clean mixers and kettles thoroughly.

  • Upon receipt of the batch from the Mixer, the Operator will set up the order by adjusting heat settings, prep the water troughs, prep the method of packaging and then will release material from kettle, or scoop/bucket material from barrel or gaylord case into hopper.

  • Operators attend to machines as product is running, which involves feeding plastic strands through water troughs, up over dryer and guiding it into the pelletizer which securely cuts the strands in an enclosed and secured manner.

  • Upon accomplishment of starting an order the machine feeds itself and Operator monitors smooth flow of material, quality of the extrusion, and troubleshoots issues as they occur.

  • Operator monitors the classifying (sifting) of the chips checking product for accurate size of cut, color, acquires quality inspection approvals, and re-feeds poor quality cut product into hopper.

  • Operator accomplishes proper packaging, final weighing, accurate labeling of container (box, barrel or Gaylord-case), and staging the order for shipment.

  • At completion of order the Operators scoop or bucket purge into the extruder to eliminate color, clean machines/work station, and prepare to start the next order.

  • Physical Demands:

  • Frequent walking, standing, stepping /climbing up and down platforms (2-3 steps), and other physical activity to include: bending, squatting, occasional twisting, and upward or downward reaching.

  • Lift or carry 10 to 25 pounds frequently, with good judgment lift 25 to 70 pounds occasionally (utilizing the buddy system for higher weights).

  • Occasionally tip, roll, move, or push up to 100 pound containers (fiberboard drums, barrels) using the buddy system , and dolly/cart, or forklift truck to transfer order onto pallet to transport for final weighing and shipping.

  • Offer for hire is contingent on passing post offer physical exam to include: observation lifting, auditory examination, and those responsible for handling degrades will be required to be Respirator qualified (trained, pass a physical exam, fit tested with re-certifications taking place annually).

  • Other requirements include excellent depth perception, and strong eye-hand coordination.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age

  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred.

  • Exhibits competent reading, number perception, and legible writing skills, is able to pass a

  • Basic math & weighing/measurement test, a drug screen and physical exam, and become forklift

  • certified.

  • 1-3 years prior experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Plastics industry experience highly desirable


  • Weekly pay

  • Direct Deposit or Pay Card (Visa)

  • Longevity and holiday pay

  • 401K plan

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance available for employee and family

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