Manpower Group Production Operator in Rapid City, South Dakota


  • The Production Operator will work as part of a team to support one of the production lines with

a focus on operating, caring for, and maintaining the extrusion equipment, and improving the

machines performance

  • Key activities include process monitoring, minor maintenance, troubleshooting, and process


  • The Production Operator reports to the Production Supervisor or Lead Operator at the

manufacturing facility


  • Adjust controls to draw product into specified diameter

  • Assist with changeovers on extrusion machines according to production line changes

  • Clean work areas

  • Load machine hoppers with mixed materials

  • Measure and examine extruded products for defects, and to check for quality conformance to

specification; adjust controls as necessary to alter product

  • Reel extruded products into rolls of specified lengths

  • Start machines and set controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, temperature,

and synchronize speed of extrusion

  • Document machine operating conditions and product measurements

  • Report major process change to Production supervisor

  • Package product and move to staging area for quality control inspection

  • Performing other duties assigned by Production Supervisor

  • 12-hour shifts to include weekend work will be required


  • Preferred candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must have excellent communication skills

  • Proficient with reading, writing, and basic math skills relating to the job, function or


  • Ability to use and interpret precision instruments, tools, machinery and equipment

  • Must be able to work safely in a production environment; must be physically capable of

performing job related tasks and job duties

  • Good organizational skills- must have ability to determine priorities, manage time properly,

and multi-task

  • Adherence to Quality Policy and ISO 9001 Procedural requirements

  • Work closely with quality assurance, shipping personnel, and production supervisor


  • Walk, sit, climb, stoop, bend, kneel, balance, crouch or crawl, talk or hear

  • Use hand to fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools and controls, reach with hands and arms,

climb stairs or ladders

  • Specific visions abilities require by job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision,

depth perception, the ability to adjust focus and distinguish color.

  • Employee must be able to lift objects up to 75 lbs


  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to above TWA limit

  • Wear appropriate personnel protective equipment and work in inclement weather


  • The company provides training in safety, equipment operation, and quality requirements