Extrusion Setter

Job Reference: WM-1856

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £32,000 - £37,000

Job Type:

Job Description

Extrusion Setter – Do you have experience of setting extrusion lines? Are you looking to be a part of a growing company where you can help shape the business’ future?

Established for over 20 years this business specialises in the manufacture of plastic products using extrusion and injection moulding processes.

The Role

  • Supervising a small team of 4-6 operators on a 12-hour night shift extruding plastic profiles
  • Ensure good housekeeping and team discipline, including checking the work of others and providing hands on training to junior team members to improve their machine setting skills
  • Assume overall responsibility for security, fire safety and first aid as the senior person on the ground at night
  • Setting of machines to start the production cycle
  • Controlling and adjusting machines settings to ensure product quality and production rates are achieved
  • Adhere to safe working practices and “Standard Operations”
  • Challenge non-conformance and participate as required in the introduction of counter measures
  • Participate in basic Preventative Maintenance procedures to further improve the availability of the line
  • Contribute to the improvement of working procedures by constantly looking for solutions to ensure the best productivity results being compliant with procedures, operating instructions and work instructions
  • Other general duties as required by the management team
  • Proven experience as an Extrusion Machine Setter-Operator
  • Understanding of production procedures
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics and manuals


  • Proficient and capable Extrusion abilities
  • Adaptable to change and varying situations
  • Ability to show resilience and a flexible approach
  • Good communication skills
  • Data entry skills
  • Personal Attributes
  • A team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Physical stamina and strength
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics

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.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, If you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK