Extrusion Production Technician

Job Reference: WM1012

Location: Kent

Salary: £23,000 - £26,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Start Date: ASAP
Commutable From: Ashford, Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Aylesford, Gravesend
Benefits: To be discussed at interview

Brief Overview:

Our client, a plastics manufacturer, has retained our services to support them in their search for a, Extrusion Production Technician to join their expanding team.

Relevant Job Titles:

Extrusion Setter, Extrusion Technician, Extrusion Operator, Moulding Setter

The Role:

The main purpose of the Extrusion Production Technician role is to manufacture extruded products and must ensure that production standards relating to safety, quality, outputs and cost are met.

The Production Technician will have to complete product / tool changeovers on Extrusion machines, process start-up and shut-down together with quality checks including first off approval and routine periodic checks.

The Production Technician will be required to undertake Production Operator tasks as and when required; including visual and dimensional quality checks, packing, labelling, 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 Setting experience

Job Application:

If you would like to apply for the role, simply click the ‘apply now’ button to upload your CV and contact information or contact the assigned consultant for this job vacancy.

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

“Willcox Matthews Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Willcox Matthews Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK.