Extruder Operator

  • Company:
    Meridian Brick LLC
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    16 hours ago
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Job Description

The Extruder Operator position is a 12- hour continental (day / night) shift position. Entry level operator rate is $29.97 (actual rate will be based on experience).




  • Work in a safe and efficiently manner, according to company policies.
  • Set-up and troubleshooting Pug mills & Extruder machine.
  • Set up & apply texture and coating line during product changes. This includes:

downloading the “queued” recipe, physically installing the texture and coating equipment required as per the recipe. (Reports the changeover effectiveness)

  • Sets raw material and scrap return feed rates.
  • Sets additive feed rates (lignosol, barium, manganese, etc.)
  • Monitors vacuum chamber for over-feeding.
  • Monitors extrusion and pugging parameters for consistency and adjusts if required.
  • Monitors Dust Collector and associated ducting.
  • Continually inspects all visible portions of products for color / texture variance.
  • Rejects any defective product and makes proper adjustments to the machine.
  • Preventative maintenance of machine. (Replace wear parts)
  • Actively supports other crewmembers in training and operations.
  • Reports Maintenance requests to the Production Supervisor or Production Lead Hand.
  • Communicate & work as a team with other operators.
  • Actively participates in maintenance shutdowns scheduled or unscheduled, when required by Production Supervisor or Production Lead Hand.
  • Follow Meridian Quality System and Work Instructions.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area at all times & participates in 5S program.
  • Other duties as needed


  • High school diploma


  • Brick manufacturing experience preferred
  • Manufacturing experience REQUIRED for consideration


  • General understanding of control systems
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Valid lift truck certification
  • Able to lift heavy materials
  • Committed to working in a zero harm workplace

Meridian Brick offers a comprehensive benefits package, including, but not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, DCPP Plan, Life Insurance and Vacation plans.

Learn more about Meridian Brick and its comprehensive portfolio of innovative brick and masonry solutions for commercial and residential structures at meridianbrick.com.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Company Description

Meridian Brick brings together hundreds of years of brickmaking legacy and today is North America’s largest brick manufacturer with 20 plants throughout the United States and Canada.

We strive to deliver premier service to Architects, Builders, Designers, and Homeowners through our 31 company owned distribution locations (Meridian Brick and Masonry Supply) providing Brick, Thin Brick, Stone, Stucco + EIFS, and Installation Systems to each valued customer.

We foster an environment rooted in respect, entrepreneurship and an unwavering pursuit of excellence with every interaction and process we undertake by focusing on:
– Creating a safe and sustainable working environment for our employees
– Delivering world class service and innovative solutions to our customers through a diverse building product offering
– Driving profitable returns to our shareholders

For more information on our company visit our website: meridianbrick.com.