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Engineering & Technical

Extrusion Technician - Day Shift - Galway - 103944

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 12/06/2019
Job Reference: 103944
Contact Name: Tommy McKeown
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Job Description

Extrusion Technician - Day Shift - Galway - 103944
Contact: Tommy Mckeown
Telephone: 086 0100903

Extrusion Technician - Day Shift

Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Extrusion Technician for their site.

  • Setting up and running extrusion lines, including complex tooling assembly & breakdown, structured process trouble shooting & optimisation, perform a quality sampling plan on extruded material & provide guidance & support for PBs inspecting on-line.
  • Identification & completion of problem solving / process improvement activities for responsible lines positively impacting key business metrics of People (incl. Safety), Quality, Service & Cost

Key Responsibilities
  • After appropriate training, become capable of setting up and successfully running any extrudate (including tooling assembly / disassembly).
  • Ability to understand processing characteristics of different types of extrusions (tapered, co-ex, multi-lumen interrupted etc.), understanding key process input parameters (e.g. temperatures, pressures, tooling, line speed) impacting key process outputs (e.g. product dimensions, tensile or mechanical performance)
  • Ability to read and understand product specifications and their influence on process parameters.
  • Ability to work with Manufacturing Engineers in developing, trouble shooting, standardising and improving existing production methods and procedures.
  • Good communication skills, obtaining thorough handovers from, and providing thorough handovers to previous/following shift technicians identifying specific troubleshooting activities completed & recommendations for next shift. Also able to interact well with PBs on-line & technicians across the Extrusions area.
  • Actively utilises key systems in the area (e.g. MES, SPC, EPS/LPS) as part of day-to-day operations.
  • Strong technical aptitude to understand plastics processing and the overall operating principles of an extruder.
  • Communicates any concerns about work process regarding environmental impact, health or safety issues to their Manager

  • HETAC Level 6 Qualification in a relevant technical discipline. Polymer/ Materials Engineering disciplines are a distinct advantage.
  • General manufacturing processing knowledge with at least 2 years previous experience in a manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Some knowledge of tooling materials, assembly, handling and storage is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Extrusions processes.

For further information on this Extrusion Technician position in Galway please contact Tommy Mckeown on 086 0100903 /

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