Extrusion Operator (12 Hour Rotating Schedule)


Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Sanborn, New York

This position is within the Mining And Metals Industry

Job Summary

Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you’ve never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high temperature materials and our products impact virtually everyone in the developed world. Our global team has worked for decades to deliver new technologies, advanced engineered systems and innovative materials to customers in industries all over the world. Join our team and create, improve and innovate the everyday!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Shift:  12-hour rotating schedules (Day/Night) 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, 7:00 pm - 7:00 am

Operates the extrusion press related equipment and machinery, including scales, crane, hot mixer, cool mixer, etc.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

Safely and efficiently operate the extrusion press and related equipment/machinery to include:

  • Properly weighing, mixing, cooling, and extruding materials according to established operational specifications and/or supervisor’s instructions.
  • Procuring necessary materials.
  • Properly labeling all materials leaving the department.
  • Performing process control checks as required.
  • Using a variety of measuring gauges/instruments and hand/machine tools.
  • Handling materials manually or with hoist, slings, fork trucks, etc.
  • Always maintain a neat and orderly work area.
  • Promptly report all maintenance and/or safety needs to the appropriate party in a timely manner.
  • Accurately and legibly complete all documents as required.
  • Actively and positively support all ISO systems and personnel, following all ISO procedures and initiatives, with the goal being continuous improvement. 
  • Assist in training new team members when necessary.

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  • Competitive Compensation & Benefits
  • Safety PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is provided, Boots & Prescription Safety Glasses (after 90 days)
  • And bottom line, just darn nice people!

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Education/Experience  High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.  A minimum of one year of basic high school math.

One year of manufacturing or related experience, preferably at Pyrotek.


  • Core People Skills. Ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization.   Ability to apply a large measure of common sense to a variety of situations. Ability to direct and train others following established guidelines.  
  • Communication Skills. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and obtain clarification, and respond well to questions.  Ability to write legible basic notes. Ability to clearly communicate job related information/directions in one-on-one and small group situations with other team members. 
  • Computer/Application Skills.  Basic knowledge and ability to effectively use a computer or ability to learn.  Experience with Excel or ability to learn.
  • Core Business Skills.  Ability to work independently, without significant direction, as well as collaboratively, and to use resources effectively to “figure it out”.   Strong critical thinking skills, judgment and keen attention to detail and accuracy.  Exceptional prioritization, time management and organizational skills. Ability to read, interpret information such as safety rules, work standards, work instructions.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  
  • Job Specific Skills.  Ability to safely and effectively use a variety of hand and machine tools and equipment, such as a drill, hammer, sanders, blenders, mixers, extrusion press, etc.  Ability to safely handle material manually with hoist, slings, fork trucks, etc. Ability to be certified and operate a forklift proficiently and safely.  Ability to accurately perform basic mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Physical/Sensory Requirements
The following physical activities described here are representative of those required by a team member to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation, if feasible, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of position.

Must be able to stand for long periods-of-time, bend and reach, lift up to 50 pounds frequently, up to 65 pounds occasionally and communicate effectively in English by telephone, in person and in writing. Effectively use a personal computer, office equipment and telephone.   

Working Environment
While performing the essential responsibilities of this position, team member generally will work in a manufacturing environment. While in manufacturing areas, the team member may also be exposed to moderate background noise, moderate amounts of airborne graphite and sand dust, presence of natural and artificial light, exposure to work temperatures from ambient to controlled, hard surfaces for standing and walking. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required.

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The minimum and maximum hourly range for this full-time position is $21.35 - $26.35 + benefits, + 7% shift differential. 

 Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location.  Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training.  Please note that the compensation details listed in this posted role reflect the base salary only and do not include bonus or benefits. 

Pyrotek benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision after 31 days
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
  • 401(k) with generous match
  • Profit Sharing
  •  Supplemental Benefits

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$21.35-$26.35 / hourly 

Pyrotek is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

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