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Extrusion Helper

Primary responsibility

Reporting to the Extruder Operator your primary responsibility is to assist the Extruder Operator with the set-up and production of blown extruded plastic film which meets or exceeds all specifications and quality requirements in the most cost effective way.

Key Accountabilities

  • Cut cores, make boxes and cut square pack wood
  • Organize and complete all paperwork related to work order
  • Perform quality checks at all stages; set-up and production, completes quality control documentation
  • Maintain an organized and clean work environment
  • Follow all Food Safety, product quality and Health and Safety Guidelines as laid out in the Departmental Summary
  • Assist with all other work that needs to be completed


  • Roll changes and packs rolls off winders
  • Set up winders for change-overs (ie: J-film, sheeting)
  • Perform general housekeeping (ie: sweeping, changing scrap boxes, disposing of garbage, keeping workspace clean and clutter free)
  • Cut cores, make boxes, cut square pack
  • Set up tower and gusset boards for all work orders
  • Set up treaters, bow rollers and winder tensions
  • Perform dart tests on film and record results
  • Weigh rolls /boxes and record results
  • Check quality of print, film, seals and film (bag) dimensions
  • Assist Extruder Operator with all aspects of order set-up
  • Assist Pressman with all press related set-ups
  • Organize and fill out all paperwork related to work order
  • Operate separator
  • Operate forklift
  • Check Extruder Operator’s set-up, resins, wayflat dimensions, roll count, box count, roll footage, film colour and type of film (J-film, sheeting, tubing)
  • Check Pressman’s set-up, ink, print placement and plates
  • Preform quality checks on lines being run. Record and report variances to Operator or Pressman
  • Pack skids and fill out paperwork
  • Deliver work in progress (WIP) film to other departments
  • Place WIP in racks & record location
  • Removal of plates from cylinders
  • Filing of Plates
  • Clean-up of Extrusion area and Presses
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Extrusion Operator

Must Haves:

  • Strong Mechanical aptitude
  • Grade 12 level or equivalent education.
  • Good Math skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English; reading, writing and speaking
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Physically able to perform all aspects of the job; be on your feet entire shift, bending, reaching , walking, lifting up to 50lbs
  • Ability to follow directions, written or spoken


  • Strong Teamwork Ethic
  • Flexibility, reliability


  • Manufacturing and production plant
  • 12 hour shifts, rotating every 2 weeks
  • 60 min of breaks to be determined by Team Lead

All candidates must be able to communicate effectively in English and be available for an in person interview during normal working hours. All candidates must be able to perform this physically demanding role and be available for shift work. All candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada for any employer.

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