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Blown Film Extrusion Operator

Line manager

Extrusion Supervisor / Production Manager

Job Purpose

To produce polyethylene film to meet customer specifications in colour, gauge and material properties using a variety of different extrusion machines including 3 and 5 layers.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Work with attention to detail: produces work that is accurate and does not require any changes.
  2. Able to set up dies, extrusion machines and auxiliary equipment.
  3. Observe machine operation to detect profile defects or machine malfunction and readjust operating conditions.
  4. Conduct quality checks by measuring product dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation and ensure that all rolls are made to required specification. Ensure quality control is maintained throughout the shift
  5. Ensure all reels are banded correctly and labelled correctly and clearly. Move finished product for next production stage
  6. Carry scrap to designated baling machine for recycling.
  7. Fill hopper, perform minor machine maintenance such as lubrication, filter change and cleaning dies.
  8. Ensure production sheets are filled out correctly, accurately
  9. Ensure samples are taken and all QC paperwork is filled out correctly.
  10. Keep scrap to a minimum and make every effort to avoid unnecessary scrap levels.
  11. To report any maintenance issues promptly
  12. Participate and ensure a smooth handover between shifts.
  13. Ensuring the work area is tidy and kept in a professional manner.

Key Contacts/Relationships

  • Production Manager
  • Working with extrusion team

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job

  • Ability to use a tape measure and micrometer accurately
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to read written instructions in English, ideally Entry Level 3 or above
  • Basic computer literacy

Job Context and any other relevant information

  • Working in factory environment
  • 12-hour Shift work starting on Days whilst training
  • 12-hour Shifts moving to 4 on 4 off rotating between day and night shifts.
  • 1 hour breaks per shift
  • Will need protection foot wear, all other PPE will be provided

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Line manager

Extrusion Supervisor / Production Manager

Job Purpose

To produce polyethylene film to meet customer specifications in colour, gauge and material properties using a variety of different extrusion machines including 3 and 5 layers.

We are always looking for experienced technical operators and new members of the team.

If you would like to send us your CV alongside a cover letter, please email info@echopackaging.co.uk