Extrusion Technician / Plastics Production Operative

  • Job Reference: 941789913-2
  • Date Posted: 11 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Questech Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £23,000 to £30,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £23,321 + Shift Allowance (£7066)
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Our client is a successful manufacturer with a global presence, they are looking for an Extrusion Operative / Plastics Production Operative to join their team at their Chippenham site. If you want to make a difference and work for a purpose-led company, then this is the job for you. This is a permanent job opportunity.

This role will suit anyone with Plastic Extrusion experience. Experience in this field is essential.

Shift Patterns:

You will work on a 42 hour per week, 12-hour Continental Shift pattern on a 3 on 3 off basis (days and nights on rotation).


• £23,321 + Shift Allowance (£7066) = £30,387 • Overtime is sometimes available.

Job Summary:

• Operate Extrusion production lines, producing plastic products to a high quality standard • Enter and maintain all relevant information for shop floor data collection as required • Complete autonomous maintenance tasks as per schedules


  • To ensure site compliance with Health and Safety policy and procedures

  • To ensure that all activities undertaken conform to the appropriate standards and regulations

  • To ensure timely extrusion line changes so that machines produce at standard output and meet the production plan requirements

  • Participate in the development and implementation of Chippenham improvement plans

  • To aid production in optimising the extrusion process, such as line speed and weight

  • To ensure all tooling is correctly serviced and maintained

  • To complete autonomous maintenance tasks as per schedules

  • To provide technical assistance in improvement plans, capital project and new product development

  • To work with other operational departments

  • Assisting with and progressing Training with the teams


  • Practical experience of Extrusion manufacturing process is essential, e.g. Tool setting, PVC, Terpolymers or Olefin processing

  • Previous experience of short/medium size batch production

  • Must be willing to take direction

  • Must be autonomous in planning and organise activities for themselves

  • Must be able to communicate effectively

  • Demonstrable flexibility and adaptable work ethic

  • Willingness to embrace change and improve processes systems develop