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Extruder Operator


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 21 locations in 10 states.  

What we can offer you:
LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

  • Responsible for all extruder operations of the Shark 150 VMI & Shark 120 Nitrile extruders in producing and booking quality preforms.
  • Operates extruder equipment system used in processing preforms, adhering to process specifications, and operational safety and quality standards.
  • Cleans and maintains extruder manufacturing area, promoting cleanliness and efficiency.
  • Feed and extrude compound product according to specifications and schedule;
  • Receives and completes daily work assignments, documentation and checklists as required;
  • Weigh and measure product for adherence to specifications;
  • Stack extruded product on books or skids;
  • Setup and teardown machine equipment
  • Setup preform cooling line, automatic cutter and splicer
  • Feed Rework back into Extruder (per Specification)
  • Cut Rework and Place on Skids for Rework or Remill (shipped out) per Procedure
  • Relieve Service Person Booker and Operator for Lunch and Breaks, per Procedure
  • Reports any problems to Supervisor
  • Attends and participates in shift meetings and safety sessions as required;
  • Adheres to Company quality standards while achieving productivity goals;
  • Obtains and uses the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as instructed, maintaining the condition and storage of such equipment;
  • Attends and participates in plant productivity, performance and quality meetings and reports as directed;
  • Identifies improvement opportunities and participate in continuous improvement projects ;
  • Participates in and completes other projects, committee work and tasks as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent; some college coursework or two-year degree preferred.
  • Responsible Care (Health,Environment, Safety and Security-RC-HESS)
  • Individual RC-HESS responsibilities include:
    • Knowledge of RC-HESS issues, especially those with a significant impact
    • Vigilance for RC-HESS issues, especially those with a significant impact
    • Immediate response, correction and reporting of  RC-HESS issues, especially those with a significant impact
    • Knowledge and use of RC-HESS work practices
    • Maintenance of a clean and uncluttered work area
    • Compliance with the company RC-HESS rules
    • Completion of required RC-HESS training
    • Suggestions to improve RC-HESS performance
    • Immediate reporting of RC-HESS incidents and near hits
    • Immediate reporting of unsure acts and conditions that you are unsure of their hazard(s)
    • Avoidance of unsafe acts
    • Participation in RC-HESS inspections, job safety analyses, job safety observations, recycling, service on RC-HESS committees, etc.
    • Treatment of RC-HESS as part of your most important job responsibilities and
    • Use of the LANXESS Management System (LMS).


What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .


Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.


Requisition ID:  2190

Little Rock, AR, US, 72209

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Machinist, HVAC, Manufacturing, Operations

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