Job Title: Operator Trainee

Department: Extrusion
Reports To: Extrusion Team Leader
Location: Peculiar, MO Plant

Position Overview

 The Operator Trainee will be responsible for packaging and other duties within the Extrusion Department.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for operating coiler, dump table and grinder.
  • All packaging functions within the department.
  • Perform required quality assurance tests and inspections.
  • Monitor and record quality checks (specifications) on all product.
  • Notify Team Leader or Department Manager about ANY specification irregularities.
  • Monitor and record machine settings.
  • Ensure that area is kept clean and maintained at all times.
  • Maintain general housekeeping duties within the department.
  • Must comply with company and department rules and procedures.

Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Good mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills
  • Good eye and hand coordination
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Basic math skills
  • Skill in organization and attention to detail
  • Team oriented and positive attitude
  • Ability to learn to use inspection tools (micrometers, calipers, OD tapes, tape measure, yard stick)
  • Must be able to read and understand print sheets
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with assistance
  • Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time and able to engage in frequent bending and squatting
  • Must observe and follow all safety rules
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous plastics experience

Please submit all resumes with experience and qualifications to 
No phone calls or recruiters please.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.