Production Extrusion Associate 3

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Job Description


Base Pay: $18.25 Per Hour, plus $1.00 Shift Differential

Shift: Rotating Night Shift 7pm – 7am

Benefits Start Day 1


The Extrusion Associate 3 (EA3) is a training position through which Associates may advance to the Extrusion Associate 4 (EA4) position. Through this training position, associates will learn to operate extrusion lines and produce vinyl siding products and accessories: ensuring that extruder outputs are consistent with product specifications and that quality assurance standards are maintained by inspecting finished product for consistency. Associates must be in the EA3 position for a minimum of 6 months and be able to pass proficiency tests to be eligible for promotion to the EA4 position. Associates that are unable to pass the proficiency tests for the EA 4 position within a 12 month period will be demoted back to the position held prior to becoming an EA3.

  • Associate must learn to verify operational status of all equipment on assigned line according to start-up check list
  • Maintain extruder and all peripheral line equipment settings (embosser, sterlco, dies, MRF, etc.) to produce outputs that are consistent with product specifications
  • Perform Quality Assurance responsibilities that include conducting a variety of tests on finished product to determine product quality within an established range of performance.
  • Notify Supervisory personnel of deviations for prompt and accurate correction(s).
  • Communicate with Maintenance Department and Manufacturing Shift Supervisor about machine malfunctions
  • Learn to Assist Extrusion Associate 4 with troubleshooting operational problems and adjust equipment to maintain consistency on the extrusion lines; inform QA Technician and Manufacturing Shift Supervisor(s) of problems or inefficiencies that cannot be corrected
  • Learn to Assist with extruder machine output changeovers (e.g., embossing drums, die sets) during the shift
  • Learn to conduct a variety of line/panel checks to determine product consistency, including panel thickness, width, length, radius, hook, nail hems, perforation, and weep holes
  • Perform housekeeping duties as needed such as clean up of water spills, knock-out build up in MRF cutter, and knock-out bins; maintain cleanliness of extrusion line and surrounding work area
  • Monitor Extrusion Associate 1s and 2s (Inspector/Packer) to ensure consistency and quality of product packed and application of proper packing techniques
  • Relieve line EA1s and EA2s for breaks
  • Develop communication skills so knowledge can be shared with previous and following shifts’ Extrusion Associates about product quality, problems, and status of work in progress
  • Complete accurately and legibly all extrusion and quality assurance related paperwork (e.g. operational reports).
  • Refer to Production Schedule for color of product, product number and quantity to be produced
  • Locate Quality Assurance Specification from Lab to adhere to specifications for appropriate product
  • Perform all quality assurance checks according to schedule on Operational Report
  • Observe health and safety practices at all times
  • Accurately performs pre-start checks, including verifying all equipment is ready for start-up
  • Maintain supplies at workstation
  • Communicate with Material Handler(s) to move full warehouse racks
  • Aid with training of new personnel in extrusion and quality assurance areas. Assist with training of temporaries and new hires in Extrusion Associate 1, 2, and 3 positions
  • Floats to relieve Extrusion Associate 1s, 2s, 3s, and 4s for breaks
  • Attend weekly shift meetings and monthly All Hands Forum, if required.
  • Actively participate in all plant safety programs, depending on location
  • Notify Supervisor if proper tools are not furnished to complete job functions
  • Assist with production equipment maintenance


  • Experience: Six months of related or production experience is required. Must be able to perform the functions of an Extrusion Associate 1 and 2
  • Knowledge:Must be able to read, write and have working knowledge of machine mechanics.
  • Must have good mechanical aptitude and above average math aptitude
  • Mental/Physical/Visual Demands: Must possess common sense, positive attitude, and demonstrate excellent attendance
  • Must be quality and safety conscious, a team player.
  • Must have good communication skills and the ability to interact with people
  • Must be detail oriented with ability to operate, read, and interpret test equipment/findings
  • Must have ability to learn to operate a computer and ten key
  • Needs ability to use and read calipers and micrometers to within one thousandth of an inch
  • Must be able to work quickly with product
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a continual basis above shoulder height and below the waist, keep colors separate, and records weights accurately
  • Must have excellent manual dexterity
  • Working Conditions:Extensive standing, frequent bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, twisting and walking during extreme weather conditions, and conflicts over acceptable product quality possible
  • Equipment/Tools Used: Hearing protection, safety glasses, tape measure, sawing glove, hack saw, packing gloves, tool box and contents, stamp and stamp pad
  • Safety:Safe work performance is required from each Associate at all times
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in a safe manner in accordance with applicable Health and Safety Manuals
  • Required to wear or use personal protectiveequipment as applicable and to immediately report unsafe working conditions
  • Comply with all legislative requirements as outlined by Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations
  • Additionally, the proper discharge of safety responsibilities is an integral part of each Associate’s performance appraisal

Additional Information

Why work for Cornerstone Building Brands?

Our teams are at the heart of our purpose to positively contribute to the communities where we live, work and play. Full-time* team members receive** medical, dental and vision benefits starting day 1. Other benefits include PTO, paid holidays, FSA, life insurance, LTD, STD, 401k, EAP, discount programs, tuition reimbursement, training, and professional development. You can also join one of our Employee Resource Groups which help support our commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment.

*Full-time is defined as regularly working 30+ hours per week. **Union programs may vary depending on the collective bargaining agreement

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

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