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Plastic Extruding Machine Operator Salary
in Idaho, United States

$28,910 (USD)

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Last updated: February 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Plastic Extruding Machine Operator is $28,910 a year and $14 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Plastic Extruding Machine Operator is between $22,264 and $34,323. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Idaho, 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.
Plastic Extruding Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

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

Job family population: 76,120

Estimated population of Plastic Extruding Machine Operator jobs: 454

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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