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Downstream Operator

Elyria, OH 44035
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Dura-Line is transforming the structure of communication and is the world's largest manufacturer of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) conduit with over 1,800 employees in 5 of the 7 continents. Technology, data, and constant communication are more intertwined with our daily lives than ever before in human history. As technology advances in the next decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the 4th Industrial Revolution will bring 50 billion devices online and provide access to the internet to the rest of the world's population. Dura-Line provides the essential infrastructure to make this possible. Through our innovative product solutions and unparalleled customer insight, Dura-Line creates what connects us. No matter how big or small a role we play, everything we do is connected. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining, a diverse workforce that represents our global customer base in a variety of markets, including telecommunications, enterprise networking, energy, and transportation.
If you're looking for a new opportunity with a growing company ripe with opportunity then Dura-Line is the place to be! Take a look at our open positions and find the one that is right for you.

The Downstream Operator will maintain the quality of the extruded product and its packaging. This position works a static, bi-weekly schedule rotation consisting of 12-hour shifts.

  • Place the correct reel on the reeler to run and prepare for start-up.
  • Operate reeler (both manual and auto mode).
  • Monitor print lines and footage markings and make corrections as needed.
  • Monitor for continuous stripe (if required).
  • Know and understand the quality requirements for all products being produced.
  • Make all checks needed to ensure that the product being wound on the reels meets product requirements. These checks will include, but are not limited to:
    • Proper puller pressure.
    • Stuck cable on CIC (Cable In Conduit) products.
    • Hot spots on the duct.
    • Surface temperature of duct.
    • Print quality.
    • Surface quality of duct.
    • Holes, die-face build-up on duct.
    • Loss of stripes.
  • Inform the supervisor or extrusion technician of problem areas before making the necessary adjustments.
  • Ensure wrapping on reels meets customer expectations.
  • Cut conduit, tie-off, and cap when each conduit (and cable if applicable) is complete.
  • Paint and stencil wood reels if required.
  • Grind line scrap as it is produced and stack scrap.
  • Assist extrusion technician in line start-ups.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area.
  • Assist other operators in cutting conduits, tie-offs, and reel changes.
  • Follow all safety requirements for this position and all company safety guidelines.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Complete appropriate paperwork to ensure accurate inventory transactions.
  • Memorize and recite the Dura-line Quality Policy.

  • High school diploma or GED desired.
  • Ability to read and write English.
  • Ability to perform simple math: add, subtract, multiply, divide and take measurements.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Ability to climb ladders, listen to equipment, look for defects and temperature changes in the finished product.
  • Ability to hold conduit and drive nails into reel flanges simultaneously.
  • Ability to move from one area to another by stepping over and / or bending under objects.
  • Ability to spend up to 12 hours at a shift on your feet and around hot machinery.

  • Manufacturing floor environment
  • May include outside conditions on top of railcars or silos in all types of weather.

Dura Line is an EEO compliant employer and uses eVerify
Dura-Line is part of a community of companies, known as Orbia, bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia's business groups have a collective focus on insuring food security, reducing water scarcity, reinventing the future of cities and homes, connecting communities to data infrastructure, and expanding access to health and wellness with advanced materials. The business groups include Precision Agriculture, Building and Infrastructure, Fluor, Polymer Solutions, and Data Communications, which collectively pursue human centric solutions to global challenges.


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Posted: 2020-05-14 Expires: 2020-06-13

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