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Extrusion Process Engineer

Company: Legacy Manufacturing
Location: Marion
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Department/Business Unit: Operations

Supervisor: Production Manager

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Purpose of this Job (How it contributes to department's objectives):

This position is key to leading Legacy Manufacturing in expanding capabilities into in-house hose extrusion. It will also assist operations department through responsibility for the flexible PVC extrusion lines and ancillary equipment. Identify and follow through on opportunitiesto improve quality, efficiency and output of the extrusion lines. Develop and deliver reports on extrusion line performance to management. Identifiy maintenance necessities to keep lines without disruption. Support quality assurance with incoming material inspection.



  • Specify new extrusion and ancillary equipment to fulfull production goals
  • Supervise installation and set up of extrusion operation equipment
  • Monitor extrusion equipment performance and identify service needs
  • Work with other departments to identify and develop new hose extrusion products
  • Establish and follow regular maintenance plans
  • Train operators on use of extrusion equipment
  • Monitor and adjust equipment for optimal quality and efficiency
  • Analyze incoming material using melt-flow index and torque rheometry

    Job Qualifications:

    • Must have 5+ years' experience with thermoplastic extrusion manufacturing equipment and knowledge of thermoplastic materials used in extrusion
    • Familiarity with flexible PVC extrusion, co-extrusion, polymer compounding, plastics, color & functional master batch processes is a plus
    • Familiarity with lab equipment used to evaluate materials, experience with melt flow index and torque rheometer material analysis preferred
    • Minimum 2 year associats degree with emphasis in engineering sciences with five years of field experience required. Bachelors of Science in mechanical or manufacturing engineering, or material science preferred.
    • Must have a continuous improvement mindset
    • Familiar with CAD software: SolidWorks, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, etc
    • Ability to read, interpret and analyze blueprints and schematics
    • Experience writing and following manufacturing procedures
    • Proficient with MD Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
    • Strong writted and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Self-starter and ability to complete projects with little supervision
    • Creative problem solving
    • Work well in corss functional team environment
    • Hands on, mechanically inclined

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Keywords: Legacy Manufacturing, Cedar Rapids , Extrusion Process Engineer, Engineering , Marion, Iowa

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