Job Description

Job Title : Plastic Sheet Extrusion Lead Operator 1st Shift
Position Type : Full Time -1st Shift
Location : 1635 Watkins Rd, Columbus, OH 43207

Job Description

About RM Biltrite
We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career. With headquarters in Columbus, Ohio we are a local mid-size female-owned company founded in 1986. We are dedicated to supporting our customers and our employees. Since 1986, RM Biltrite has grown to become a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of plastic and rubber products for various market segments. Learn more at

Job Description
Do you have experience as a lead plastic extrusion operator and are seeking an exciting career with a company with over 50 years of history and years of sales growth? We are a mid-sized, privately owned Plastic Sheet Extrusion company valuing professional growth and personal development. RM Biltrite is seeking mechanically inclined individuals with a proven history of operating a Plastic Extrusion line.  Our most skilled extrusion operators can make up to $40 an hour. Starting pay is based on the level of experience a candidate has and will be assessed through a test given by one of our process technicians.

What's in it for you?

You will be one the highest paid operators, with a top-tier benefit and retirement program at low cost.

We offer an open, communicative environment that fosters individual initiative. We pride ourselves on being a company where employees are the core of our business, and where we want your thoughts and comments to improve our workplace. Your opion matters.

In addition to growth opportunities, as a RM Biltrite employee, you receive more than just a paycheck. Total compensation includes your salary, comprehensive medical/dental programs, as well as life insurance, a generous paid time off program, and a retirement savings plan with a company match.


  • Ensures timely startups and shutdowns to maximize productivity and reduce unnecessary downtime of Extrusion lines
  • Sets up and operates extruder with the appropriate settings for regrinding, color and virgin material, making all necessary adjustments to produce quality components. Detects and diagnoses surface defects of the product, die lines, blemishes, color variations, etc.
  • Change extrusion dies on extrusion machine following the SOPs defined by the company, making sure the correct size die is utilized for the current product scheduled.
  • Select and load raw material into machine and set parameters on machine control panel (100%).
  • Maintain production standards and quality standards by observing machine operation, adjusting settings and notifying leadership if malfunctions are detected (100%).
  • Maintain production standards and quality standards by observing machine operation, adjusting settings and notifying leadership if malfunctions are detected (100%).
  • Conduct periodic quality inspections as required by Work Instruction and Work Order (100%).
  • Complete quality and production data entry on paper or in computer to document manufacturing operations (100%).
  • Troubleshooting lines experiencing production issues
  • Knowledge of plastic raw materials (virgin, regrinds, colorants, etc.) used in extrusion process
  • Following safety protocols and maintain the cleanliness of their assigned line
  • Setting up, operating, tearing down the extrusion line
  • Monitor and inspect the quality of finished goods, signing off on the first article at the beginning of the shift or beginning of a new run after a changeover.
  • Complete quality and production data entry on paper or in computer to document manufacturing operations (100%).
  • Work as a team to maintain department quality
  • Coaching less experienced operators
  • Reporting the results of production


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Five years machine operator experience required and familiarity with Extrusion process.
  • Minimum of 3 years of direct, hands-on, experience involving the use of thermoplastic extrusion and converting equipment.
  • Energetic and personable demeanor, be self-motivated.
  • Must be able to use a tape measure, length gauge, and precision measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, and various quality gauges
  • Must have good mechanical aptitude and acceptable math skills (i.e., division, multiplication, fraction to decimal conversion, etc.)
  • Operate a Forklift or other powered material handling equipment as assigned.


Benefits & Work Schedule
Work Hours:  Our day shift runs 7am - 7:30pm - 3 days per week

Overtime available as production needs require
(37.5 hours is full time)  Paid 40 hrs

Salary: From $32 per hour

Sign-up Bonus: (requires perfect attendance)

90 Days- $300 | 6 Months- $500 | 24 Months- $1,500

TOTAL $3,500

RM Biltrite offers competitive salaries, which includes 401(k) contribution, a benefits package including Health and Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid sick days, Paid holidays, Paid training, and certifications. For immediate consideration for this position, email your resume to or call (614) 859-0651, or visit and click on “JOBS”.

Applicant may be subject to a background check

Pre-employment drug screen is required as a condition of employment.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law