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Extruder Operator


Salary Package: Up to £29400 per annum
Location: Wellingborough, England
Consultant: Pete Higgins
Posted: 30/04/2021


Extruder Operator role - summary

Responsible for:

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 the 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


  • Machine operator background 2-5yrs

  • FLT licence – counterbalance (preferred but not essential)


  • Extrusion, blown film, injection moulding, profile extrusion

  • Plastics: PVC, PE, PET, ABS….

  • Mechanical appreciation of process equipment

  • 1st level breakdown checks – checking the obvious reasons for a breakdown

  • Working under own initiative / no direct supervision

  • Product quality – attention to detail product identification/ trace-ability

Shift Pattern

4 on 4 off rotating days and nights


£29,400 per annum

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the duties of the job.