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Extruding Machine Operator Salary
in Alabama, United States

$28,219 (USD)

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Last updated: March 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Extruding Machine Operator is $28,219 a year and $14 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for an Extruding Machine Operator is between $21,732 and $33,502. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Extruding Machine Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates extrusion press to encase electric wire and cable in rubber or plastic sheath: bolts specified dies, guides, and guide holders in extrusion head of press.
  • Clamps roll of rubber strip on spindle of machine and threads strip into hopper-feeder, or fills hopper with plastic chips.
  • Sets temperature control of press according to type of material to be extruded.
  • Loads spool of wire on spindle and threads wire through machine and around takeup reel.
  • Starts machine and adjusts controls to regulate speed of wire travel, pressure of hydraulic ram, and temperature of extrusion die to ensure sheath of uniform thickness.
  • Guides rubber-covered wire through trough of powdered talc or soapstone as it emerges from press to prevent wire from sticking together when spooled.
  • Clamps wire ends in electrodes of electric welder, turns on current, and holds brazing rod against heated wire tips to form continuous wire lengths.
  • May feed wire through pot of molten metal to coat wire with tin prior to sheathing process.
  • May operate machine equipped with wrapping device to wrap tape around wire prior to sheathing.
  • May be designated according to machine operated as continuous-vulcanizing-machine operator; or according to material extruded as plastic-extruding-machine operator.
Extruding Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 76,120

Estimated population of Extruding Machine Operator jobs: 454

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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