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Extrusion Operatives


Reporting to: Shift Leader

Main Purpose of Role:

To pack profile, identifying quality problems and highlighting to the Shift Leader. Undertakes a range of quality testing. To learn how to extrude profile to the required quality and safety standards on a small number of extruders.

Multiple positions are available. 


  • To pack profile to agreed packing standards

  • To identify quality problems, highlighting quality concerns immediately to the Shift Leader. To undertake a range of quality tests in line with agreed procedures.

  • To prepare an extruder to run, ensuring all relevant materials and equipment are available and the extruder is started in line with agreed procedures, and pre-start checks are completed.

  • To start and run an extruder in line with agreed procedures, ensuring minimal scrap and that profile is produced to agreed quality standards.

  • Undertakes tool changes with minimal supervision.

  • To record accurately and timely all production and quality information required.

  • To ensure all safety and housekeeping standards are adhered to.

  • To undertake the training required to progress from a Trainee Operator to Operator, demonstrating successful completion of the required modules within agreed timeframes.

Technical Competence:

  • Demonstrates competence in packing to agreed protocols

  • Identifies quality problems in a timely manner and can undertake the range of quality testing expected of a Trainee operator

  • With minimal supervision can start and run an extruder in the correct manner, producing good quality product with minimal scrap. Can freeze down a line.

  • Successfully undertakes tool changes.

  • Completion of daily paperwork at correct times to agreed standards

  • Completion of quality checks during each shift to agreed standards

  • Working towards completion of Extrusion training programme

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Previous production experience, ideally in a shift-based environment

  • Mechanical aptitude is desirable

  • Demonstrates a drive for continuous learning and has the aptitude to learn

  • Demonstrates strong focus on safety and housekeeping in all activities

  • Team player, with ability to communicate at all levels

  • Attention to detail, accurate and numerical

  • Reliable and punctual

Impact on Customer:

  • Direct impact. An Operator is responsible for the extrusion of good quality profile for the customer.