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Inteplast Group Machine Operator in Westborough, Massachusetts

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Perform manufacturing operations which will result in efficiently producing a flexible product on a timely basis that meets all the customer's product specifications. Assist in setting up and operating thermoplastic extruders and associated production equipment to convert plastic resins into blown film for flexible plastic sheeting and tubing. Assist other team members in performing operations according to sound production methods to make sure a product is being produced and packaged that meets the customer's specifications.


  • Minimum of a high school diploma, or equivalent

  • Proficiency in reading, writing, and basic math

  • Must be able to read a ruler and measure in US standards

  • Two (2) years equivalent job experience in the Extrusion discipline desired

  • Be familiar with and able to operate a file extruder and related equipment

  • Need a reliable means of transportation to work to arrive at your designated shift on time

  • Experience driving a fork truck preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel both in writing and verbally

  • Must be legal to work in the US


Previous experience and/or training is ideal, but not required.


Periodically observe and check finished film coming off the production lines and if detects sub-standard product takes immediate corrective action to eliminate any problems. Report all problems to technician or supervisor, if needed.



  • Perform a variety of duties related to the operation of a Film Extruder and auxiliary equipment.

  • Capable to work from Sales Orders (Shop Orders = SO), Special Instruction Sheets and verbal instructions.

  • When directed or necessary, perform setups and/or changeovers by determining Resin Blend, Roll Length, Width, Gauge, Core Size and type, Dyne Level and Film Conformation from the SO in order to perform setup or changeovers with or without a Technician. In addition, set Heat Pattern for resin being used, adjust and coordinate the Extruder speed, Internal and External air to achieve proper size, gauge and width. Set up Winder with proper cores and perform cutovers. Make required adjustments during a SO to maintain either customer or Danafilms specifications. Report all setups, changeovers and/or adjustments to a Technician.

  • Remove completed roll(s) from Winder(s) as quickly and safely as possible, inspect for defects such as Scratches, Melt fracture and Pinholes. Perform required Quality checks, weigh, label, package and record production as well as weigh and record all scrap on assigned line(s) and transport to the designated area.

  • Change Screenpack, Clean Breaker Plate and area around it. Clean Die, Nip Rolls and Treater Rolls during required shutdowns. Clean Reclaimer, Resin Filter(s) and Ilder Rolls as necessary or when directed to. Operate Reclaimer or the Repellitizer to recover scrap produced.

  • Operate Fork Trucks, Platform Trucks, Tilt Locks, Overhead Cranes, Hydraulic Jack, Pallet Jack and miscellaneous hand tools as necessary.

  • Assure empty boxes or gaylords are collapsed, Danafilms Labels are removed and boxes or gaylords are neatly stacked in the correct area.

  • Work with Technicians to learn how to perform setups and changeovers. Show willingness to advance by learning technical instructions in booklets, such as Blenders, Extruders etc., both on your own and with the Technicians and Supervisors help.

  • Report unusual conditions, circumstances, broken or missing equipment immediately to the Production Supervisor or a Technician.

  • Maintain equipment and work area in clean, orderly and safe condition at all times.

  • Perform assignments in conformance with health and safety requirements.

  • Perform all required quality checks and complete neatly and accurately all associated forms.

  • Perform Web Check looking for all visual defects that can be seen.

  • Perform other related duties as required or directed.

  • Expected to work Overtime beyond your normal work week.

  • Must have regular, reliable attendance as well as the ability to work outside the regular schedule as required.

  • Ability to handle job stress and interact effectively with others in the workplace.

  • Able to work at heights

  • Other duties as assigned by management


  • Operate Fork Trucks, Platform Trucks, Tilt Locks, Overhead Cranes, Hydraulic Jack, Pallet Jack, Presto lifts and miscellaneous hand and measurerment tools as necessary (i.e.rulers, calipers.micrometers etc.).


A. Climbing, ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.

B. Balancing, maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.

C. Stooping, bending body downward and forward by bending spine and waist.

/ Example: Changing paper in printer, copier machine./

D. Kneeling, bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

E. Crouching, bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

F. Crawling, moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

G. Reaching, extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

/ Example: Giving signals, reaching for material or handle on item./

H. Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.

/ Example: Making copies, giving presentations, directing traffic./

I. Walking, moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.

J. Pushing, using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

K. Pulling, using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

L. Lifting, raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

DEGREE OF LIFTING: less than, or equal to 70 lbs

M. Fingering, picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.

N. Grasping, applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.

O. Feeling, perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

P. Talking, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; via face to face or telephone.

Q. Hearing, perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40 db loss @ 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz and 2,000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive verbal communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.

R. Repetitive motions, substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

/ Example: Filing, sorting mail, starting ignition of machinery./


A. Machine operation, inspection, close assembly, clerical and administrative duties.

C. Mobile equipment operations; operate fork lifts, cranes and high lift equipment.

D. Other criteria based on accuracy and neatness of work.

/ Example: Cleaning personnel, sweepers, janitors, cooks./

E. Position requires individual to differentiate colors, depth and perception.


A. Inside environmental conditions protected from weather conditions, not necessarily temperature conditions.

B. Outside environmental conditions, no effective protection from weather.

C. Inside and outside environments apply.

D. Subject to extreme cold; temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

E. Subject to extreme heat; temperatures above 100 degrees for more than one hour.

F. Subject to noise, causing reason to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.

G. Subject to vibration, exposure, fluctuating movement of the body.

H. Subject to hazards such as moving machinery, electrical currents, falling debris, exposure to chemicals, gases, high heat or explosives.

I. Subject to unregulated atmospheric conditions caused by odors, fumes, gases, poor ventilation and dusts.

J. Subject to oils and other cutting fluids via touch or air.

/EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled/