Extruder Operator 1.5″ – DAYS

1.5” Extruder Operator



Basic Function:  Sets-up, runs and monitors 1 ½” extrusion equipment used for the manufacture of fiber optic cable by performing the following job responsibilities.


Significant Responsibilities:

 Performs specific job responsibilities:

  • Reads the set-up sheet and utilizes the file name to determine product to be manufactured, print specifications, machine adjustments, material requirements and/or special customer requirements.
  • Sets-up, runs and continuously monitors the 1 ½” extrusion line for all standard products.
  • Observes, measures, and inspects products at various stages of the production process to assure product is being produced per proper set-up sheet specifications.
  • Applies print to cables using jet printers as required.
  • Correctly completes all documentation specific to this job function.
  • Cleans equipment to prevent contamination as required.
  • Recognizes various defects and problems that arise during production. Assists in solving problems or notifies supervisor if required. Completes non-conformity paperwork for all defects and problems in products.
  • Conducts all activities in accordance with safety procedures and guidelines.

 Promotes OCC’s service excellence and quality. Provides excellent service to customers; builds strong relationships and team cohesiveness; focuses on quality and positive solutions; communicates respectfully; demonstrates compassion and understanding in response to customer request/needs.

Champions OCC’s mission, vision and values (as detailed in our 15 Essential Points of Success); complies with policies and procedures, ethical standards and Code of Conduct.


Minimum Qualifications Required:


Education & Experience:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and six months related experience and/or training preferred.


Essential Skills, Abilities & Knowledge:  Mechanical aptitude with the ability to operate a machine in a production environment.  Demonstrated ability to use tools and measuring devices properly. Ability to read and follow basic instructions. Ability to understand and implement quality procedures. Math and handwriting skills required and the ability to correctly complete all documentation.  Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.  Pays close attention to detail with the ability to complete assignments accurately and recognize and help resolve problems.


Working Conditions:  While performing the job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  This job requires sight sufficient for significant reading and computer use.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.  This work also requires an individual with hearing sufficient for detection of alarms and communication with coworkers.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate.  The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles – appropriate individual safety devices are provided for proper handling.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.


Note:  This job description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.



OCC offers a positive work environment driven around 15 Essential Points of Success, which is how OCC aspires to operate and is an integral part of our corporate philosophy and culture.  OCC offers a competitive benefits package to promote health and financial security for you and your family that includes company-sponsored health, dental and vision plans, Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s), life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, optional supplemental insurance plans; including, critical illness and accident, a 401(k) plan, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), education assistance, and wireless discounts.  Employees are also provided with security options including Healthy Rewards®, Secure Travel®, Will Preparation and Identity Theft protection as well as generous paid time off and holiday schedules


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