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Extrusion Technician

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: Corona, California, US, 92879

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 45604 

Vesta, a Lubrizol company is a contract manufacturer that 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 Vesta family. Vesta is located in Corona California which is located in Riverside County. We less than 30 miles away from the beach and Disneyland.

Vesta 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: June 2012 REPORTS TO:  Manufacturing Supervisor   DEPARTMENT: Operations CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt     DIRECT REPORT(S):  No WORK LOCATION: Corona, CA


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

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Set-ups extrusion jobs, verifies correct pin, tool and dies are use per the router. • Cleaning, assembly, disassembly, and maintenance of extrusion and ancillary equipment • Extrusion of tubing to desired specification • Documenting of process parameters  • Debugging and modifying of tooling  • Ability to read basic CAD drawings • Careful not to damage tool and screws  before and after the run. • Continues to work product flow, to maintain on time delivery for internal and external customers. • Verifies and confirms all routers before moving to the next operation. • Understand and follow the SOP’s pertaining to the area. • Understand and follow all Work Instructions pertaining to the area. • Other duties as assigned. • Familiarity with extrusion equipment and other machinery • Basic knowledge of plastics • Understanding of CAD Drawings  • Basic understanding of tooling design • Strong mechanical aptitude • Able to work hours standing in a clean environment • Use of propane torches, polishing wheels • Use of basic tools  • Ability to work with hot plastic • Experience in extrusion of thermo plastic material • Understanding of ISO requirements
 DESCRIPTION OF MARGINAL DUTIES: • Observe and promote Company standards and policies on safety, quality and productivity.
JOB TITLE:  Extrusion Technician    DATE: June 2012 REPORTS TO:  Manufacturing Supervisor   DEPARTMENT: Operations CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt     DIRECT REPORT(S):  No WORK LOCATION: Corona, CA
• 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. • Keep machines running until the next shift relieves operators.
HIRING GUIDELINES: (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).
OTHER GUIDELINES: • 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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (They 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 25lbs of force), floor to knuckle lift/lower (up to 25lbs), knuckle to shoulder lift/lower (up to 25lbs), 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.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: (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).
TOOLS/EQUIPMENT/COMPUTER SOFTWARE: 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.


Vesta is located in Corona CA, the golden state. Corona is located 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, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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