Extrusion Operator/Trainee Technician

Job Reference: WM1765

Location: Aylesford

Salary: £24,000-£27,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Role:

  •  The main purpose of the Extrusion Operator’s role is to manufacture extruded products and must ensure that production standards relating to safety, quality, outputs and cost are met.
  • The Trainee Technician will have to complete product/tool changeovers on Extrusion machines, process start-up, and shutdown together with quality checks including first off approval and routine periodic checks.
  • The Extrusion Operator/Trainee Technician tasks as and when required; including visual and dimensional quality checks, packing, labeling, transfer of data to relevant systems (SAP, BARCO, QUALITY DATABASE) and moving by truck to the finished goods yard.


  • Selection of job/tool/product from planning board taking account of priorities
  • Selection of machine for removal of outgoing tool and insertion of new tool/calibrator
  • Last of extruded product checked and tooling/production data entered onto the appropriate system Set up Extrusion machine and downstream equipment using relevant data sheets
  • Obtain first off sample for dimensional and physical testing
  • Machine put into operation and the operator informed of production so that packaging and labels can be sourced
  • Document all relevant data on QUALITY DATABASE, BARCO, or SAP
  • Conduct ongoing quality checks for visual, dimensional, and stress testing
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety and Environmental standards for self and others


  •  Extrusion/injection/blow moulding machine operating experience

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

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Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK