Home Counties | £25K-£39K | Ref – LK17-3946


Industry: Plastic Mouldings / Polymers
Job Title: Extrusion Technician
Job Ref: LK17-3946
Job Start Date: ASAP
Location: Home Counties
Job Type: Extrusion Technician
Salary Range: £25K-£29K
Salary Benefits: To be discussed at interview

Job Overview

Retained by our client, a successful injection & extrusion moulding manufacturer, we are seeking to appoint x2 Extrusion Technicians to join their team, to support business growth.
Expires 19/09/17

The main purpose of the Extrusion Production Technician role is to manufacture extruded products and to ensure that production standards relating to safety, quality, outputs and cost are met. The Extrusion Technician will have to complete product / tool changeovers on Extrusion machines, process start-up and shut-down together with quality checks including first off approval and routine periodic checks. In addition as Extrusion Technician you will be required to undertake Production Operator tasks as and when required; including visual and dimensional quality checks, packing, labelling, transfer of data to relevant systems.

This is an excellent opportunity to secure a position with a secure and stable company who can offer both job satisfaction and stability.
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that production plans are met on time and in full at the required cost and quality levels
  • Ensure all agreed safe methods of working are followed at all times and report near misses or Big Six hazards in order to prevent potential accidents
  • Complete product / tool changeovers, including the die head, calibrators and all associated downstream equipment are completed in a safe manner within the expected changeover time
  • Ensure that product first off and routine quality checks are completed and that products meet the required dimensional and visual specifications
  • Start-up and shut-down of the various extrusion processes
  • Ensure that standard production outputs are met or exceeded
  • Ensure both extrusion tool / calibrator and equipment are maintained to the highest standards within the bounds of the Production Technician responsibilities
  • Participate in production handover at the beginning and end of each shift worked
  • Maintain high levels of housekeeping within the factory areas, including the cleaning of machines and removal of unwanted materials
  • Participate in improvement activities such as SMED, Kaizen Teams (continuous improvement) and 6S activities
  • Ensure all relevant data is captured and entered onto appropriate systems (e.g. scrap, production outputs, tooling problems, downtime, material reconciliation, quality, overweight etc)
  • Work with training coordinator to ensure knowledge, training and development is passed onto relevant new starts or apprentices
  • Ensure all waste products are separated into their designated containers

Knowledge, Qualifications, Experience and Skills (Competencies):

  • Selection of job / tool / product from planning board taking account of priorities
  • Selection of machine for removal of outgoing tool and insertion of new tool / calibrator
  • Last of extruded product checked and tooling / production data entered onto the appropriate system
  • Set up Extrusion machine and downstream equipment using relevant data sheets
  • Obtain first off sample for dimensional and physical testing
  • Machine put into operation and the operator informed of production so that packaging and labels can be sourced
  • Document all relevant data on QUALITY DATABASE, BARCO, or SAP
  • Conduct ongoing quality checks for visual, dimensional and stress testing
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety and Environmental standards for self and others

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and conscientious individual who is looking for an opportunity to further progress their career.

To apply go to: http://lawsonkeys.co.uk/