Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.
* Attention to Detail
* Self Control
* Stress Tolerance
* Concern for Others
* Measure and examine extruded products to locate defects and to check for conformance to specifications, adjusting controls as necessary to alter products.
* Start machines and set controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, and temperature, and to synchronize speed of extrusion.
* Determine setup procedures and select machine dies and parts, according to specifications.
Sample Job Titles
Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator), Core Extruder, Core Shaper, Draw Machine Operator, Drawbench Operator, Equipment Technician, Extruder Operator, Extruding Press Adjuster, Extruding Press Operator, Extrusion Machine Operator, Extrusion Operator, Extrusion Press Adjuster, Extrusion Press Operator, Floor Molder, Forming Machine Operator, Grid Caster, Grid Maker, Grid Molder, Hot Mill Observer, Injection Machine Operator, Injection Molder, Job Molder, Lead Former, Lead Press Operator, Line Patroller, Machine Operator, Manufacturing Assistant, Manufacturing Associate, Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Machine Operator, Manufacturing Operator, Manufacturing Technician, Metal Drawer, Metal Inspector, Mold Injector, Needle Bar Molder, Nozzle Operator, Operator, Plastic Extrusion Operator, Retort Press Operator, Rod Drawer, Rod Pointer, Seamless Tube Drawer, Setup Operator, Spinning Bath Patroller, Stretch Machine Operator, Tube Drawer, Wire Drawer, Wire Drawing Machine Operator, Wire Drawing Machine Tender, Wire Drawing Setter, Wire Mill Operator, Wire Mill Rover, Wire Puller.