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Extruder Operator

Company: IWT EZflow Manufacturing Alabama
Location: Phenix City
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:


EZflow by Infiltrator is the leading provider of synthetic aggregate leach-field and drainage systems. All EZflow products are made of 95% recycled material, making us a leader in the use of "green materials". As a leader we are devoted to sustainability through recycling plastics and energy conservation. In regard to energy, the production and installation of our wastewater treatment systems consumes 85 percent less electricity and emits 40 percent less carbon than conventional systems. In addition to our commitment to the environment and creating innovative products, we are dedicated to positively contributing to communities across the United States and Canada.

At EZflow by Infiltrator we believe that people are our most important asset. EZflow promotes a challenging work environment that allows for personal development and independence. Strong relationships between and among employees achieves the best results while working as a team. With 6 locations across the country and a company-wide dedication to innovation, there are many opportunities to join our strong, supportive, and successful team.



Maintain workplace Safety as TOP PRIORITY.
Lead by Example to drive plant wide 6S initiatives and establish a world class manufacturing facility.
Capable of troubleshooting and repairing various machinery, equipment, and facility structures to support the operations of the facility and the production process.
Troubleshooting includes hydraulic systems, compressed air systems, mechanical drivetrains, blowers, steam systems, and electrical controls.
Electrical ranges from Low voltage analog signals, 24vDC control wiring, 115V AC single phase, and 3 phase 480V AC.
Perform process troubleshooting to assist the production department with processing of quality parts in a pipe extrusion process, a drainage system assembly process, and polymeric bead expansion process.
Troubleshooting to include the identification of root cause, and ultimately a permanent corrective action(s).
Access Programmable Logic Controllers for basic troubleshooting with and without remote engineering support.
Experience with Robotics, AMR's, AGV's, and Digital Data Acquisition for cloud based visual management.
Perform preventive and predictive maintenance on plant equipment according to prescribed schedules and procedures. Various equipment such as motors, pumps, hydraulics, and cylinders.
Provide leadership and training to technical associates within the facility when necessary.
Able to assist the department in developing improvement projects in support of a more predictive and preventative maintenance system.
Capable of performing welding, small metal fabrication, and equipment designs to correct root cause failures when needed or assigned.
Perform all job duties with fine attention to detail and a world-class mindset. Be the standard.
Able to work in a team setting, self-motivated, productive without direct supervision.
Flexible work schedule, available for off-shift support if necessary. Occasional overtime and weekend work.


3-5 years of experience in plastic injection / extrusion molding and or hydraulics in a manufacturing setting as a process technician.
High School Diploma Required.
Must have forklift experience.
Trade certification in electrical, plumbing, or other related preferred.
Kaizen experience is a plus.
Six Sigma is a plus.
Previous experience in troubleshooting and repair of plastics processing equipment.
Experience with industrial electrical. and mechanical


Strong knowledge of extrusion process and material blending
Strong knowledge of extrusion pipe manufacturing processes.
Knowledgeable with the use of computers (MS Office Suite), CMMS Software, 6S and Lean methodology preferred.
Knowledge of and ability to support an organization with ISO14001 Certification
Communication skills both in person or utilizing technology platforms such as cellular, email, or other.


Ability to work shift various shifts if needed.
Satisfactory work performance and attendance in previous companies or position(s).
Ability to interpret technical drawings and electrical schematics.
Positive, Can - Do Attitude
Ability to work in various climate conditions including hot and cold weather.
Must be willing / able to travel on a limited basis for additional off sight training or vendor/supplier meetings.


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Keywords: IWT EZflow Manufacturing Alabama, Columbus , Extruder Operator, Other , Phenix City, Georgia

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