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Why You’ll Love This Job

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our RI – Richmond Operations team based in Richmond, IN. The ideal candidate for the Extrusion Operator possesses a safety mindset and applies a high degree of self-driven ownership and accountability over their duties and responsibilities. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Extrusion Operator will be reportable to the Shift Supervisor and their primary responsibilities will be accomplished through the following tasks: 

  • Set up and operate and flake feed equipment, extrusion machine, pelletizers, solid stating and pellet silos and ensure area safety, product quality, and capacity parameters are followed.
  • Adjust machine components to regulate speeds, pressures, temperatures, and amounts, dimensions and flow of materials or ingredients
  • Ensure that quality expectations are met and notify lead, or supervisor, when extruded or solid stated product fails to meet standards
  • Record and Maintain production data such as meter readings ad quantities, types and dimensions of materials produced
  • Turn controls to adjust machine functions, such as regulating air pressure, speed settings, material flow, water flow, and synchronize extruder and flake feed and pellet flow etc.
  • Manage flake feed system, extruder, pelletization and solid stating equipment.
  • Manage feed of pellets from pelletization to solid stating and to product silos.
  • This career opportunity will be based out of our RI – Richmond (Richmond, IN) facility. 
  • Related duties as assigned.


  • High school education or equivalent.
  • Minimum two (3) years in a manufacturing environment as a machine operator, assistant operator or helper.
  • Strong mechanical background preferred.
  • Ability to operate computerized equipment required.
  • Ability to complete production, process and inventory reports.
  • Requires walking / standing approximately 95% of time; lifting up to 50 lbs.; involves repetitive stooping, forward bending and crouching.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills required. Must be detailed oriented and capable of handling multiple tasks.
  • Forklift experience required.
  • Must be able to work and perform in a team environment.

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC  is a global leader in the production of PTA (Terephthalic Acid), PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) Resins, PET Recycling (rPET), and Specialty Polymers. This integrated business services customers all over the world using its global network of manufacturing entities within the Alpek Polyester umbrella. We are committed to improving people’s lives through our products, innovations, and a commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment.

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas, Mississippi, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is a division of Alpek, the petrochemicals and synthetic fibers business group of Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest corporations.

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is subject to US Department of Commerce export regulations and thus must hire individuals who meet national security requirements. Interested applicants (or temporary employees) must meet eligibility requirements. Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 123556