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Extrusion Technician

TE Connectivity's Manufacturing Engineering Teams are process leaders for stamping, molding or assembly related topics, ensuring the processes are running at optimum levels for quality and output. They are experts in mold tooling, die tooling, machining, and assembly techniques, possessing extensive knowledge of the associated manufacturing processes which may include the optimization and standardization of stamping / molding / assembly or other processes within the manufacturing environment. Manufacturing Engineering Teams enable the TE business unit plants to reach TE Operating Advantage (TEOA) requirements, roll out Centers of Excellence (COE), Best Demonstrated Practices (BDP’s) and advise plants on tool and machine duplications / corrections / improvements. They design and develop manufacturing process and automation platforms and apply them for the realization of new product developments as well as optimization of existing products already in production.



Job Overview

The Teams also support Product Development in the selection and optimization of tools for piece part production and the selection of the most suitable manufacturing concepts relative to planned manufacturing quantities, quality requirements and manufacturing location. They act as interface between engineering and production to ensure manufacturability of new designs and smooth production ramp up as well as support the research & development teams to produce sample manufacturing equipment, product samples and prototypes. This person will set up and operate plastic extrusion equipment and to manufacture custom and complex medical tubing according to specifications following quality standards in order to meet production and/or development demands by performing the following duties:


  • Communicates needs for tools to meet production demands
  • Participates in daily production meetings and promotes continuous improvement
  • Participates in project activities as required and works with cross-functional teams
  • Provides support and input to technicians in the Extrusion area as able
  • Involved in lean manufacturing processes, changes and training
  • Reads jobs specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements
  • Utilizes knowledge and ability to setup most of the extrusion and in-line equipment and software
  • Start up and operate the extrusion equipment according to approved parameters for the item(s) to be manufactured
  • Adjust tooling as required to produce product that meets the specifications
  • Adjust processing parameters as allowed within the approved range(s) in order to maintain the product within the approved specification
  • Inspect product according to approved methods and standards using approved equipment
  • Collect and package product according to approved standards and deliver to the next station listed on the work order
  • Observe machine operation to detect work-piece defects or machine malfunction
  • Measure work-piece dimensions with dies and gauges as well as visions systems to determine accuracy of machine operation
  • Performs minor machine maintenance such as oiling machines, dies, or work-pieces
  • Complete and submit all completed paperwork or electronic data entry
  • Purge, shut down and clean all equipment according to approved methods (where applicable), and remove tooling in preparation for the next work order to be processed
  • Trains on new operations, running new MM’s and maintains training records
  • Confers with supervisors and management to address and resolve problem or complaints
  • Enforces safety and sanitation regulations
  • Exemplifies TE core values of Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork and Innovation in daily work


What your background should look like:


  • 2-5+ years of experience in an Extrusion Technician role in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in Medical Devices industry
  • Experience working in highly regulated industries a plus (aerospace, defense, pharmaceutical, biotech, etc.)
  • Experience with lean manufacturing and continuous improvement
  • To perform this job successfully, and individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; uses feedback to modify designs
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolved problems in a timely manner; works well in group problem solving situations
  • Oral and Written Communication – listens and gets clarification; writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information
  • Teamwork – balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive team spirit
  • Motivation and Planning/Organizing - measures self against standard of excellence
  • Uses time efficiently
  • Professionalism – approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments
  • Quality – cemonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Quantity – meets productivity standards; completes work in a timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
  • Safety and Security – observes all safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly
  • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events
  • Attendance/Punctuality – is consistently at work on time; arrives at meetings and appointments on time
  • High School Diploma and/or GED
  • Experience operating a mac


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

Plymouth, MN, US, 55441

City:  Plymouth
State:  MN
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  None
Requisition ID:  63676
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Technician, Maintenance, Engineer, Machinist, Manufacturing Engineer, Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering

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