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Extrusion Machine Operators (1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts)

Company: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation
Location: Vista
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

We are hiring an Extrusion Machine Operator to join our Manufacturing team!


Can you play a key role in our brand-new Extrusion process? As Extrusion Machine Operator, you will be responsible for operating and maintaining all extrusion equipment for the fabrication of extruded tubing products used in our industry-leading Endless Pools -, Hot Spring - Spas, Caldera - Spas, Freeflow Spas -, and Fantasy Spas - products. Working as part of a team, you will ensure extrusion machines and supporting equipment are operated safely and will support the Lead/Technician with daily extruder production setup and prep, processing of product, and troubleshooting efforts.


  • Can you support the entire Extrusion process? You will participate in all aspects of the extrusion process, to include machine setup/prep, changeovers, production processing, and teardown/clean-up. You'll also be tasked with providing input on and following established work instructions related to machine parameters and settings such as speeds, pressures, temperatures, material flow, and recipes (as required) for normal machine operation.
  • Do you prioritize safety? We'll rely on you to ensure extrusion machine(s) and supporting equipment are operated in a safe and proper manner, while following all safety protocols, process specifications, and best practices for producing quality products while maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Can you properly maintain equipment? The extruder plays an important role in helping us meet our production goals; it's crucial that the machine stays up and running smoothly. You will be responsible for supporting daily preventative maintenance of extrusion machine(s) and equipment to ensure there is no unexpected machine downtime and will also support TPM efforts with maintaining extrusion equipment.
  • Do you enjoy hands-on work? In addition to the duties outlined above, you'll operate the coiler and strapping machines with loading and un-loading rolls and placing them onto shipping pallets.
  • Are you focused on Quality? We are looking for someone who will carefully verify that produced product meets established specifications. As errors or problems occur during processing, you will be expected to notify the appropriate groups (e.g., your supervisor or other departments such as Manufacturing Engineering or Maintenance) and assist in resolving the issue.
  • Do you work well cross-functionally? You will work with and support various cross-functional teams in the processing of product, performing of tests, New Product Introduction process, and continuous improvement activities. We are looking for someone who is organized, an effective communicator, and demonstrates strong attention to detail.

    • High school diploma or general education equivalency with a minimum of two years of manufacturing experience. Previous experience as a machine operator required; at least one year of experience as an extruder operator preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically MS Word, MS Excel.
    • Forklift certification required.
    • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs required.
    • Ability to work well both independently with minimal supervision and within a team environment.


      At Watkins Wellness, we believe everyone should 'Feel good. Live well.' We offer employees the opportunity to join a dynamic, growing industry leader with an outstanding and well-deserved reputation for leadership and commitment to our employees, customers, and community. Our employees are eligible to receive exceptional health and wellness benefits, paid time off, company bonus, profit sharing, 401k match, education assistance, and much more. We are proud of the people we are and the products we make - products that make a difference to the health and well-being of others.

      We look for candidates that exhibit The Watkins Way (always Ethical, endeavors to be Transparent, embraces Inclusion, welcomes Diverse backgrounds and perspectives, Accommodating, believes in Work-Life Balance, puts Safety First, Accountable, values Relationships, Passionate, Team Player, and Goal Driven).

      The employee must frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. #ZR

      Full time

      Watkins (the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company's policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

      Watkins is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

      E-Verify Participation Poster: English & Spanish
      E-Verify Right to Work Poster: English & Spanish


Keywords: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, Vista , Extrusion Machine Operators (1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts), Other , Vista, California

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