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Extrusion Technician Level II

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Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Corona, CA, US, 92879

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corona site 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 Lubrizol family. Lubrizol is located in Corona California which is located in Riverside County. We less than 30 miles away from the beach and Disneyland.

Position Summary:

The LEVEL II Extrusion Technician is responsible for carrying out the production of medical grade extruded tubing in a safe and proper manner helping to improve quality, reduce scrap to meet all task and cycle time requirements. These primary responsibilities of the Extrusion Technician are firmly based in the manufacture of tubing to customer given specifications - which will differ from customer to customer, part to part and by material – LEVEL I and LEVEL II Concentrations; The Extrusion Technician will learn and be expected to grasp the application of lean tools, investigation / problem solving techniques together with scientific plastics processing philosophies utilized for;  gaining / recording efficiencies, capturing process improvement ideas, sustaining 5S, value stream commitments, Kanban attainments, and 3P / SMED production preparation strategies to ensure continuous flow of quality products to expected schedule and or the specific task at hand.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Run at least one of the following with assistance from a Level III or higher: bump, multi-lumen/profiles, braided tubing, vacuum, co-ex/tri-layer, or tight tolerance/thin wall tubing (<.002" wall thickness or +/-.0005" tolerance)
  • Ability to set up / maintain any auxiliary equipment (i.e. auxiliary heaters, spools, pay-off, take up systems etc.) for a given line
  • Debugging and modifying of single lumen/single layer process as required without assistance.
  • Maintain all paperwork properly with no support
  • Run all testing equipment (moisture, elongation, shrinkage, burst, cut on laithe, peel test)
  • Sets up single lumen/single layer extrusion jobs, verifies correct pin, tool and dies are used per the work order and customer drawing without assistance.

Qualifications:

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 high school, GED or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years’ experience as an operator, or manufacturing associate.
  • Mechanical, machine operating or extrusion experience (preferred).
  • Excellent (written and verbal) communication, human interaction skills.
  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals
  • Able to convert units of measurement, add, subtract multiplication and division.
  • Can do attitude, respectful, works ethically, creates supportive environment
  • Can work with any measurement system / equipment / various techniques

Physical Demands:

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

  • 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.

Work Environment

  • 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 Lubrizol Corona site is located in 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.

 

Do You Need Assistance?

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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