Extrusion Operator

Closing Date:
Location: Coveris Winsford
Department: Film

Purpose of role:

To produce polythene film involving the operation of high speed, high volume production lines, within specification and to a high quality, whilst maximising production efficiencies.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Production of polythene film to the required customer specification.
  • Maximisation of production output.
  • Completion of order and blend changes.
  • Completion of filter and die face cleans as required.
  • Carry out and accurately record quality control checks, taking remedial action where required.
  • Working to work tickets and job specification sheets, and accurately completing all production-related controlled documents, ensuring compliance to customer requirements and quality standards.
  • Promptly notify supervisors or line manager if product is out of specification.
  • Ensure raw material supplies and material feed are maintained.
  • Removal and bailing of scrap product, and removal of excess raw materials.
  • Weigh, palletise and remove finished product.
  • Ensure finished product packaging is completed to specification and sufficient for needs, with correct labelling.
  • Completion and to all task cards and instructions relevant to operational area.
  • Ensure handover to next shift is completed.
  • Maintenance of housekeeping and hygiene standards.
  • Assist in direct training of other operators, subject to process experience under the direction of the Shift Manager, Shift Supervisor and the Training and Development Manager.
  • Completion of duties in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, making recommendations for improvement through Health & Safety Representative as appropriate.
  • Completion of ad-hoc duties to meet the needs of the business, subject to appropriate training.

Candidate specification - Who you need to be:

  • Have a good general level of education, including Grade A*-C in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent)
  • Ideally have a background in polythene film production manufacturing
  • Ability to work closely with other members of the team ensuring cooperation and a team working atmosphere
  • Willing to develop skills and knowledge of manufacturing methodologies
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively

General Information:

  • 12-hour shifts consisting of 2 days, 2 nights followed by 4 rest days.  7am to 7pm, and 7pm to 7am
  • Operator grading via assessment to develop from trainee Extrusion Operator – Grade 3 to Grade 1

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