Extrusion - Machine Operator

Williston, VT, USA Req #16
Thursday, November 30, 2023
AstenJohnson is the leader in technical fabrics. Our drive to provide the best products and service in our industry is fueled by our associates and their drive to innovate. We want our associates to build careers here and become part of the fabric of our 230 year old company. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a workplace built on respect and purpose.

AstenJohnson is looking to add a Night Shift Machine Operator at our Williston, VT facility.

Pay range of $26.50 - $28.00 depending on experience.

Pay increases with completion of each training grade level. Plenty of overtime opportunities.

We are also offering a $2,000 sign on bonus for all new hires.

The available shifts are Sun, Mon, Tues, every other Sat from 7pm-7am or Wed, Thurs, Fri, every other Sat from 7pm-7am.

General Scope of Responsibilities:

Operate a production line to produce high quality monofilament fibers. Work as part of a shift to maintain safe and efficient production with high quality standards.

Job Duties:

  • Operate and set up production line to extrude monofilament fiber in accordance with work order and safe work practices
  • Perform change overs as part of a team
  • Ensure filament is winding on spools correctly, adjust tension if necessary
  • Make all changes to machines as required by Quality Assurance
  • Box finished product and rack empty spools
  • Document production related information and maintain machine related charts
  • Clean machines and maintain production area
  • Trouble-shoot machine when product does not meet specifications
  • Work safely and wear proper PPE in accordance to all safety policies
  • Perform additional tasks at the request of the Team Leaders

Required Skills:

  • Ability or read, write, communicate and comprehend written and verbal instructions in English
  • Ability to use basic math concepts daily
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Positive attitude and team player
  • Ability to problem solve


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required
  • 1+ years of manufacturing experience preferred
  • Familiarization / experience / certifications with Lean Sigma concepts

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Working Conditions:

Bending, stooping, and lifting up to 55 pounds daily is required. Standing, walking for 10+ hours of shift is required. Candidate will be exposed to noise, warm temperatures and industrial equipment. Candidate must be able to wear all required safety equipment.


  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Company paid basic life insurance and AD&D, Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account
  • Wellness programs including gym reimbursement
  • 401(k) (with match for eligible associates)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sign-on bonus and referral bonus
  • Paid holidays and vacation
We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $26.50
  • Max Hiring Rate $28.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Williston, VT, USA