Extrusion/Expansion Operator



Mattr delivers advanced material technologies and complex manufacturing expertise. Through a portfolio of brands, we offer highly engineered solutions, technology and products to support infrastructure markets worldwide.

DSG-Canusa has been developing and producing high-quality heat shrink tubing, cold-applied accessories and heat shrink equipment for over 50 years. Driven by our long-term commitment to the research and development of outstanding materials, products and technologies, our mission is to lead the industry in manufacturing superior heat and cold shrink products that meet CGA, UL and other industry approved certifications. We proudly manufacture in Europe, North America, and China to provide strong regional and global supply chain options for our customers.

Full Time opportunity based in Fairfield,OH with attractive starting salary of USD 23/hr - eligible for overtime.


Position Summary:
The Expansion/Extrusion Operator is responsible for operating, and maintaining all functions within the department, including the extrusion, expansion, and rewinding. This position will work as part of a team that will flex to other jobs according to production demands.


Duties & Responsibilities: 
•    Monitor and supervise machine production in the expansion/extrusion area.

•    Changeover and start-up the machinery; initiate and complete shift-to-shift handoff with other operators.
•    Responsible for spooling rewind function.
•    Complete all paperwork to accurately record material and labor usage as required.

•    Support and assist with maintenance and servicing machines.
•    Monitor dimensions and quality as part of the worker self-inspection.
•    Notifies supervisor of equipment malfunction and works with maintenance if necessary to identify appropriate repairs.

•    Routinely checking and complying with work instructions and process parameters.
•    Adhere to all company policies, procedures, and work instructions.

•    Participate in projects to improve machines and processes as part of the company's internal continuous improvement management system.
•    Participate in the planning and implementation of Health Safety & Environmental (HSE) -relevant measures (health, safety and environment) to promote an Incident and Injury Free (IIF) workspace.
•    Ensure full adherence to the “Leader Standard Work” profile.

•    Operate all equipment in a safe and effective manner.
•    Provide training to new and/or junior employees with a focus on training to the SOP, performing work in a safe &efficient manner, and product quality within control limits and/or specifications as required.
•    Other duties as assigned by management.

•    Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, order jackets, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
•    Interpret and respond to SPC charts.


•    Miniumum 1 year experience in similar role.

•    Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent.
•    Previous Manufacturing experience required.
•    Experience handling mechanical measuring equipment required.

•    Experience setting up and operating production equipment required.
•    Previous extrusion, blow molding, or injection molding experience preferred.
•    Ability to lift up to 50lbs.

•    Ability to work in manufacturing work environment.
•    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their uses, repair, and maintenance.
•    Knowledge of materials, production processes and quality control.

•    Active listening and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to work independently and in a team with enthusiasm and reliability.
•    Manual dexterity, high willingness to learn and self-motivation.

•    Computer and data entry skills of production metrics into production tracking systems.

•    Basic Math skills required. 
•    Ability to read gages, perform measurements, calculate differences to specification, and percentages.


•    At Mattr, safety comes first! We go the extra mile to ensure our employees are safe and healthy 
•    We understand times have changed and so have we. Mattr offers flexible work arrangements (where possible) to suit your needs 
•    Comprehensive total rewards package that includes competitive salaries, annual incentives, medical benefits, retirement savings plans, paid vacation days, education assistance programs, corporate discounts and more!
•    Participation in service milestone awards and recognition opportunities 
•    Access to mental health support resources such as our Headversity mental health and wellness platform and free, confidential access to our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
•    Rewarding growth opportunities (may include global career and travel opportunities) supported by personalized training, development and mentoring programs
•    Commitment to providing a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace environment  
•    We prioritize our Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) values and offer a paid Volunteer Time Off Program, allowing employees an opportunity to support charitable organizations in their communities
•    Company events, social gatherings and team building activities that promote fun!
•    We’re working to create a better world. Join us!

Mattr delivers advanced material technologies and complex manufacturing expertise through brands offering engineered products, technology and solutions to support infrastructure projects & markets world-wide. Mattr brands: Shawflex, DSG-Canusa, Flexpipe, Xerxes and Shawcor.
At Mattr, we have built a true team environment where all employees are empowered to contribute to the success of the company. We want you to join our team!
We thank all applicants for their interest; however we cannot accept telephone calls regarding this position. All recruiting activities are managed via our Recruitment Management System and you must apply via the link below or the posting on our career page at https://careers.mattr.com/ to be considered for this opportunity.