Extrusion Technician

Job Reference: WM - 1831

Location: Aylesford

Salary: £Negotiable (dependent on experience)

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


  • Ensure that production plans are met on time and in full at the required cost and quality levels.
  • Ensure all agreed safe methods of working are followed at all times and report near misses or Big Six hazards in order to prevent potential accidents.
  • Complete product / tool changeovers, including the die head, calibrators and all associated downstream equipment are completed in a safe manner within the expected changeover time.
  • Ensure that product first off and routine quality checks are completed and that products meet the required dimensional and visual specifications.
  • Start-up and shutdown of the various extrusion processes.
  • Ensure that standard production outputs are met or exceeded.
  • Ensure both extrusion tool / calibrator and equipment are maintained to the highest standards within the bounds of the Production Technician responsibilities.
  • Participate in production handover at the beginning and end of each shift worked.
  • Maintain high levels of housekeeping within the factory areas, including the cleaning of machines and removal of unwanted materials.
  • Participate in improvement activities such as SMED, Kaizen Teams (continuous improvement) and 6S activities.
  • Ensure all relevant data is captured and entered onto appropriate systems (e.g. scrap, production outputs, tooling problems, downtime, material reconciliation, quality, overweight etc)
  • Work with training coordinator to ensure knowledge, training and development is passed onto relevant new starts or apprentices
  • Ensure all waste products are separated into their designated containers

About you:

  • 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

 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.

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Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK