Unit Operator Extrusion- 2nd & 3rd Shifts

Job Details

Job Ref:
751 Dupree St, Brownsville, TN 38012
Production and Operator
Employment Type:
Full Time


When Alfred Fain founded a small Rhode Island tire store in 1924, at the time no one could have predicted how Teknor Apex would become an international custom compounder sought out by companies around the world. After a nearly hundred-year journey that’s carried us through acquisitions and expansion, we now have nine U.S. locations, as well as operations in Belgium, Singapore, Germany, and China.

Throughout this global expansion Teknor has remained a privately held company, and today Fain’s grandson sits at the helm, maintaining the family’s tradition of fostering deep employee and customer relationships. These relationships are what allow us—together—to deliver customized compound solutions and help our customer’s create better products.

“Manufacturing is a team sport and we work together to achieve our goals.”  ~Jon Fain, CEO

Join the team behind our custom compounds.


  • Keep work area clean.
  • Maintain established quality standards per production requirements.
  • Take and evaluate samples as required.
  • Maintain operating conditions within the set run conditions.
  • Maintain maximum line speeds and productivity of all machines assigned.
  • Fill out all required production records accurately and completely.
  • Other work as assigned by the crew leader or supervisor.
  • Operation of the assigned equipment and any auxiliary equipment associated with the operation of the assigned area.
  • Inform the crew leader/shift supervisor of any safety, mechanical, or operational problems.
  • Document actions completely and accurately as required on receiving, QC, and assigned paperwork. 

Training/Relief Operator:

  • Complete General Responsibilities.
  • Relieve operators for breaks and assist with operational issues and changeovers as needed.
  • Knowledge and ability to trouble shoot and solve most operational problems.
  • Ability to communicate instructions and train employees as needed. 

 Skills / Qualifications: 

  • Read and write notes on the production report.
  • Writing must be legible using proper spelling and grammar, all communications must be in English.
  • Read and follow Standard Operating Procedures and Hose Specifications according to batch cards and run conditions.
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Must be able to drive a forklift.

 Physical Requirements: 

  • Handle machine parts weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Move and control reels of garden hose weighing up to 1200 pounds. Body strength and stamina must be sufficient to perform these duties 50 times per shift.
  • 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.
  • Writing must be legible using proper spelling and grammar.
  • Body agility to enable bending, stooping and lifting hose, tools and other items needed to perform the job. Body strength and stamina must be sufficient to perform these duties 25 times per shift.

Join the Teknor Apex Team and you will enjoy many perks and benefits:
• Medical, Dental, and Vision with extremely LOW deductibles
• Low-cost insurance plan - 85% paid by the company
• Wellness program to earn substantial discounts for medical premiums
• Up to 7% Employer Contribution to 401K
• Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays
• $500 Sign on Bonus - $250 paid after 30 days and remaining $250 paid after 90 days
• Pay Increases throughout the first year of employment and annual merit increases
• Quarterly Perfect Attendance Incentives
• Employee Recognition Program – earn points to purchase a wide variety of amazing products


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