Extruder - Extrusion Operator

Undisclosed Company
Northamptonshire, Wellingborough
Up to £29400 per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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A brilliant opportunity for an Extruder operator to join a leading recycling center in Wellingborough.

Main Purpose: To carry out all duties in relation to the production of uPVC pellet from uPVC frames.


  • Safe operation of a pellet extruder (cleaning of extruder equipment, completing screen filter changes at the required rate, use of Masterbatch material)
  • Provide quality samples at a specified rate (bulk density checks, visual checks of pellets)
  • Maintaining extruder output to the required standard
  • Housekeeping in the Extruder area - including ancillary process equipment
  • Record extruder process conditions, at the specified rate
  • Supervision of the Extruder Partner role (correct in feed material, recording of bag descriptions and numbers, safe operations)
  • Maintain extruder Kanban records

Required Knowledge:

  • Machine Operation background - 2-5 years
  • Knowledge of extrusion, blown film, injection moulding, profile extrusion
  • Knowledge of plastics - PVC, PE, PET, ABS
  • Mechanical appreciation of process equipment
  • 1st level breakdown checks - checking the obvious reasons for a breakdown
  • Understanding of production costs to include waste, downtime, scrap and re-work

Personable Attributes:

  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance
  • Able to work under own initiative/no direct supervision
  • Attention to detail (product quality - product identification/traceability)
  • Available for shift work, rotating day/night weekly


  • 'signing-on' bonus of £500 - with £250, payment at 6 and 12 months
  • Productivity bonus, payable quarterly
  • Death in Service benefit - currently 4x annual salary
  • 25 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Cash Plan Benefit
  • Pension (auto-enrolled)

Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off (days and nights, rotating weekly) - 6.00 to 6.00

Salary: £29,400 gpa

Essential: FLT - counterbalance licence

Please apply with your CV and we will be in touch, alternatively for further information please call 07483936411

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