Downstream (Machine) Operators
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
6d ago
source : CareerBuilder, LLC

Dura-Line is hiring Downstream (Machine) Operators for their Gravenhurst, ON location!!! Permanent, full-time positions with benefits at 3 months, overtime after 40 hours, no experience required - we train and provide health & safety.

Great opportunity to join a growing company with ability to grow with our team.

The Downstream Operator will physically operate an extrusion line in a way that ensures all products are produced free from cosmetic and physical defects, and are within manufacturing tolerances.

They are responsible for the quality of the product run and adjusts and documents operating conditions to produce the highest attainable quality of pipe in a safe and efficient manner


  • Places the correct reel onto reeler and prepares for start-up. Reel must be in good condition
  • Operates reeler (Manual and auto mode)
  • Monitors print and footage markings, and makes corrections as needed
  • Monitors for continuous stripe (if required)
  • Knows and understands the quality requirements for all products being produced
  • Makes all checks that may be required to assure that the product being wound on the reels meets the product requirements.
  • These checks will include but are not inclusive :

  • Check for proper puller pressure
  • Check for stuck cable on C-I-D (Cable In Duct) products
  • Check for hot spots on the duct
  • Check surface temperature of duct
  • Check for print quality
  • Check surface quality of duct
  • Check for holes, die-face build-up on duct
  • Check for loss of stripes
  • Before making the necessary adjustments, informs the supervisor or Line Operator of problem areas
  • Ensures wraps on reels are neat
  • Cuts conduit, ties-off, and caps conduit when each reel and cable ( if applicable ) is complete
  • Paints and stencils wood reels ( if required )
  • Grinds line scrap as it is produced and stacks scrap
  • Assists Line Operator in line start-ups
  • Maintains a neat and orderly work area
  • Assists other operators in cutting conduit, tie-offs, and reel changes
  • Follows all safety requirements for this position and all company safety guidelines
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Completes appropriate paperwork to ensure accurate inventory transactions
  • Job Requirements :


  • Reading, writing, and mathematical competency testing required
  • Ability to perform simple math, add, subtract, multiply, divide and take measurements

  • Attendance is an essential part of the job
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds with or without reasonable assistance
  • Ability to listen to equipment, look for defects in product and sense temperature changes in the finished product
  • Ability to spend up to 12 hours a shift on foot and around hot machinery
  • Ability to hold conduit and drive nails into reel flanges simultaneously
  • Ability to move from one area to another by stepping over and / or bending under objects

  • Extended health care
  • Dental care
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Casual dress
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Overtime after 40 hours
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