Teknor Apex

Operator Extrusion

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Celebrating over 90 years…


Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science, company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China and Belgium. 


In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service. Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


Due to company growth we are adding 12 extruder operator positions at our Leominster, MA location.    7pm - 7am 


Join our team as an Extrusion Operator you will be responsible for the set up, run, monitor, and shut down twin screw extruders and dry blending equipment in a safe and responsible manner.  Expected to follow specifications, manuals, use hand tools, power tools, and measuring and testing instruments. Duties include:

  • Additive making
  • Packing out
  • Extruder Machine Operations
  • Keeps accurate records and notes on production sheets.
  • Participates in routine QC testing
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment and production area.
  • Adhere to proper and safe fork truck operation.
  • Material shipping
  • Communicate with shift leaders about processing problems and be able to troubleshoot and make necessary/permitted adjustments to fix them as well as document and communicate adjustments according to protocol.
  • Additional duties as required/ requested.



Available Shifts: 7pm - 7am

Qualifications & Competencies





  • High School diploma or GED
  • Prior manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with extruders is preferred.
  • Forklift experience a plus 
  • Safe and responsible operation of manufacturing equipment
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot processing problems
  • Attention to quality and detail.
  • Ability to communicate in English, verbal, read and write.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Attention to quality and detail
  • Must be able to lift up to 55lbs
  • 12 hour shifts, 7pm-7am
  • Additional duties as required/requested.


Overtime is expected for vacation coverage




  • Handle machine parts weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Handle bags with product weighing up to 55 pounds.
  • Remove tooling and properly reassemble using basic hand tools. Basic motor skills are required to perform the necessary mechanical aspects of this job in an efficient manner.
  • Tolerate summer heat of 15 degrees above outside temperatures.
  • Body agility to enable bending, stooping and lifting.



Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees.  We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

  • Medical w/prescription drug coverage
  • Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k w/company match 
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Service Recognition
  • Competitive pay and bonus program-  starting pay $15.00 per hour plus shift differential.





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