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Extrusion Technician

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Date: Feb 12, 2021

Location: Corona, CA, US, 92879

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol’s contract manufacturing business specializes in producing thermoplastic extruded tubing and components for medical devices that are used in hospitals internationally. We strongly believe that it takes quality people to make quality products that are so important for everyday use, and we are always looking to expand our Lubrizol family. The Medical Device Contract Manufacturing business is located in Corona, California, which is located in Riverside County. We less than 30 miles away from the beach and Disneyland.  The Corona, California location has a class 8 certified clean room, which is 17,000 square feet. We have 14 extrusion lines as well as co-ex lines. We are able to run multiple extruders which can produce a two layer, stripes and three-layer extrusion.

JOB TITLE:                  Extrusion Technician                                             DATE:  March 2018

REPORTS TO:             Extrusion Supervisor                                             DEPARTMENT: Operations

CLASSIFICATION:      Non-Exempt                                                           DIRECT REPORT(S):  No

WORK LOCATION:     Corona, CA                                                            REVISED:           03/06/2018


The Extrusion Technician is responsible for carrying out the production of medical grade extruded tubing. The primary responsibility of the Extrusion Technician is to manufacture tubing to customer given specifications, which will differ from customer to customer. The Extrusion Technician uses lean tools for process improvement ideas, 5S, Value streams, Kanban, and 3P for ergonomic work station improvement, continuous flow and single piece flow to reduce scrap and meet task and cycle times.


DIRECT REPORTS:   None        

8 Hour Work Shift: 1st 6:00am-2:30pm, 2nd 2:30pm-11:00pm 3rd 10:00pm-6:30am

Note that this position may require daily and or weekly overtime hours depending on business needs.


Number and Length of breaks: Two 15-minute paid breaks & one 30-minute unpaid lunch break in an 8-hour shift. 


Light/Transitional Duties: Support the department breaks/lunches – collecting.                 

Job Task Rotation (available?)            No




  • Sets up extrusion jobs, verifies correct pin, tool and dies are used per the work order and customer drawing.
  • Cleaning, assembly, dismantle, and maintenance of extrusion and ancillary equipment.
  • Extrusion of tubing to desired specifications and within allotted schedules.
  • Documenting of process parameters.
  • Debugging and modifying of process as required.
  • Ability to read basic and understand CAD drawings.
  • Careful not to damage tool and screws before and after the run.
  • Verifies and confirms all routers and work order instructions before moving to the next operation.
  • Understand and follow the SOP’s and work instructions pertaining to the area.
  • Familiarity with extrusion equipment and other machinery.
  • Basic knowledge of plastics.
  • Basic understanding of tooling design.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Able to work hours standing in a clean environment.
  • Use of propane torches and polishing wheels.
  • Use of basic hand tools.
  • Ability to work with hot plastic.
  • Experience in extrusion of thermo plastic material
  • Understanding of ISO requirements as well as conformance to all Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Documentation Practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Observe and promote Company standards and policies on safety, quality and productivity.
  • Understand Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in medical device and clean room environment.
  • Support and observe 5S and other lean manufacturing methodologies.
  • Restock supplies for next shift.
  • When applicable, the technician will keep machine(s) running until the next shift technician has arrived and accepted responsibility of continuing the run.




To perform job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required/preferred.


  • Successful completion of four-years of high school, and
  • Minimum of 5 to 8 years experience as an extrusion operator, preferably in medical or equivalent.
  • Plus some additional specialized training.
  • Mechanical, machine operating or extrusion experience (preferred).



  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




  • Excellent (written and verbal) communication and effective human interaction skills.
  • Flexible to change, and possess a high degree level of integrity and “can do attitude”.
  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals
  • Able to convert units of measurement, add, subtract multiplication and division.
  • Able to read and use measuring tools, ruler, calipers, micrometer, veneer and snap gages.
  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.



The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.  The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time.  Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and spatial  relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus .


This physical demand level for this job is considered light with frequently lifting up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds. Exposure to lifting more than 50 pounds is rare (if ever).


During Extrusion Technician work, employee will constantly be exposed to dynamic standing/walking and use of hands to finger/handle or touch.  The employee will occasionally be exposed static standing/sitting, to pushing/pulling (up to 25 lbs of force), floor to knuckle lift/lower (up to 25lbs), knuckle to shoulder lift/lower (up to 25 lbs), shoulder to overhead lift/lower, climb/balance (on stairs/ladder), stoop, kneel, crouch/crawl, reach above shoulders and repetitive bending or squatting with rare (if ever) exposure to sustained bending or use foot/feet to operate machine.


The following vision requirements apply: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.


The employee will constantly be exposed to working near moving mechanical parts with occasional exposure to working in high/precarious places (ladder), fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock.  The employee will rarely (if ever) be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold or heat (non-weather), wet/humid non-weather conditions or travel on company business.  The noise level is considered moderate (business office with computer printers/light traffic). The noise level is considered loud (normal shop floor conditions while machines are in operation).


The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as: safety glasses in the designated areas, hairnet/beardnet and jumpsuit when on the production floor, gloves when handling hot objects or solvents, earplugs when required and steel toed shoes (preferred).




The employee will occasionally use QAD/Factivity (or similar ERP or labor/material reporting software), PC with Microsoft Office Products, Pixrus set up (or similar software) and calipers, micrometers, rulers, veneer and snap gages with frequent use of screw speed digital and laser adjustments.


The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.


Corona is located in the Golden State in Southern California where the beaches are less than 30 miles away. You can take a 20 minute drive to the Happiest Place on Earth- Disneyland and see their beloved firework show at 9:00pm every night. Corona is a 45 minute drive to Los Angeles, the entertainment capital in the world. The City of Los Angeles is home of the new Los Angeles Rams who have shaken up and created new excitement for the locals. This city is diverse with many different cultures and restaurants. Summer starts off with many different music festivals such as: Coachella, Snowglobe, Stagecoach and so much more. Vegas is less than 4 hours away and an easy drive for a weekend getaway.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity/expression, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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