Job description


Extrusion Operator (1570)

Group Company:
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials in the form of semi-finished products and finished parts. The company has locations in 20 countries and more than 2,800 employees. Its specialty engineering thermoplastics and composites are superior in performance to metals and other materials and are used in a wide range of applications, primarily in the capital goods industry. The company is continuously developing new areas of applications in close cooperation with industry leaders in a broad variety of customer markets. The Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Group is well prepared to further expand its market leadership position.

Supporting the vision of our holding company, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC), Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials is committed to the realization of KAITEKI, “a sustainable condition which is comfortable for people, society and the Earth”. To realize this vision, the MCHC Group engages in corporate activities that provide products, technologies and services based on the comprehensive capabilities of the Group in the Performance Products Domain, Industrial Materials Domain and Health Care Domain, with chemistry as the basis of our activities. We jointly express and promote our commitment under the corporate brand THE KAITEKI COMPANY.

Job Purpose

Working together in teams effectively, support each other to be the best we can be and treat each other with respect and dignity.

  • Plans effectively for the activity and prioritizes tasks.
  • Makes effective use of information to make good decisions in a timely manner.
  • Communicating effectively with others to progress work, acts to preserve long-term relations.

Understands how own activities contribute to team and wider organizational goals.

Principal Accountabilities
  1. Machine Operation
  • Thoroughly follow all operating, quality, and safety procedures.
  • Set-up, start, monitor, operate, and troubleshoot extruders so as to maximize output of quality sheet.
  • Quickly solve routine process problems with minimum scrap.
  • Continually advance ability to solve more difficult process problems.        
  • Perform changeovers in gauge, material, length, width, or any combination of these with minimum scrap.
  • Thoroughly set-up extruders to process sheet parameters during start-up and changeovers.
  • Monitor and document run parameters on Daily Production Report.
  • Monitor and document process control parameters in process log.
  • Operate, monitor, and troubleshoot all auxiliary equipment such as but not limited to hopper loaders, silos, hydraulic systems, dryers, saws, and take off  equipment.
  • Learn, understand, and communicate process performance with respect to scrap and its causes, rate compared to standard, and effect of substituting regrind for virgin as raw material.
  • Participate in new product/process development trials with engineering.
  • Repair minor equipment problems and obtain maintenance assistance where necessary with ultimate goal of keeping production running.


  1. Line Operator Direction
  • Direct and monitor line operator performance in all their duties.
  • Assist in advancement of line operator capabilities including extruder machine operation.
  • Communicate with line operator on quality problems and help or train on troubleshooting adjustment.
  • Assist and perform job functions of line operator and grinder whenever necessary, including covering short shifts and breaks.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clean and clutter-free work area.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Function with an attitude of teamwork, cooperativeness, positive thinking, and responsibility at all times.
  • Show up for assigned shifts, pre-arranged coverage, and all required meetings consistently.
Knowledge / Skills / Experience
  • Operation of forklift and other material handling equipment.
  • Math and computer skills, including Movex.
  • Above average mechanical and technical understanding of process and equipment.
  • Safe working behavior.
  • Adaptable, flexible, ability to prioritize, driven, thorough, and strong sense of urgency.
  • Determined to fight through problems to meet customer and production requirements
  • Team oriented with leadership qualities.
  • Communicate with teammates to develop relationships and proliferate positive attitude.
  • Previous Extrusion department experience.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Excellent Attendance
Pay Transparency (complete highlighted sections)
  • The salary for this position is $23.21. Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.
  • Competitive Benefits 
  • Benefits begin on DAY 1! 
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Curated Self-Paced Learning & Development Programs for all Employees

Mitsubishi Chemical Group (MCGC) and any of our subsidiaries do not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or HR team. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless specifically invited on the search by the MCGC Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the MCGC Talent Acquisition Team via our Applicant Tracking System.

EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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Scranton, PA
900 North South Blvd , Scranton , PA, USA, 18501-1449
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