Extruder Operator/ 3rd Shift

BullDog Hose Company
Angier, NC 27501
United States
Job Description

Extruder Operator

Classification: Non-exempt

Department: Operations

Reports to: Production Manager

Shift: 3rd Shift (11pm to 7:30am)

Full Job Description


Extruders are responsible for setting up, maintaining and running the extrusion lines.

Essential Functions

Responsible for operating and maintaining machines that extrude materials into hoses

  1. Operators are responsible for choosing the correct tooling, setting up and running the extrusion line.

  2. Operators are responsible for cleaning and maintaining the extrusion tooling, and using proper handling techniques to prevent tooling damage

  3. Examine visually, weigh and measure each hose to insure it meets internal standards, making adjustments as needed

  4. Work with team members, shift supervisors and all necessary personnel to take care of complications as they arise

  5. Monitor the line to locate defects on extruded products, and either shut down, or adjust to eliminate the defect

  6. Reject all products and materials that fail to meet quality expectations

  7. Reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the supervisor

  8. Attains production goals by accurately and timely completing work orders with minimum supervision

  9. Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition

  10. Responsible for personal compliance of all OSHA and Bulldog Hose rules and regulations

Non-Essential Functions

  1. Accurately records time worked and allocates time to the appropriate job(s).

  2. May operate a forklift as needed


  1. Learning Ability

  2. Problem Solving/Analysis

  3. Initiative

  4. Time Management

  5. Attention to Detail

  6. Adaptability

  7. Continuous Improvement

  8. Ability to work well in a group

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, oil and grease. The team member is occasionally exposed to vibration. The team member occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and performs work from a variety of different angles and body positions. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.  

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time 3rd shift position. Days of work are Monday through Friday 11pm to 7:30am

  1. High School diploma or GED diploma, or three to six months related experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  2. Industry experience.

Other Duties


  • Accrue vacation 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Short / Long Term Disability 

  • 401k (Company matches up to 4%) 

  • Aflac

Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO)

Bulldog Hose provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bulldog Hose complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Bulldog Hose expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Bulldog Hose’s team members to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Bulldog Hose participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 639-6151 Ext. 428 or Irelynd.woods@bulldoghose.com

About BullDog Hose Company

BullDog Hose Company, a division of Puck Enterprises, is proud to be a leading fire and fluid delivery hose manufacturer in the United States and the preferred hose supplier for fire departments and other hose users across the country. The BullDog name stands for bold performance, durability, safety, and quality, with American-made products that are built to last. 

BullDog Hose Company is a legend in firefighting hose technology. With an unparalleled commitment to those that are in the municipal fire, agricultural, industrial, and military sectors, BullDog is at the forefront of fire and fluid delivery hose design and construction. From our earliest hose to Hi-Combat® II, Firepower® II, Hi-Vol®, and Ultima™, our dedication to constant research and development has positioned us as a premier innovator in U.S. hose products. BullDog is a quality manufacturer of firefighting hose and flexible pipeline systems.