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Job Vacancy: Blown Film Extrusion Operator

To support the business in achieving operational KPI’s and objectives.

Title: Blown Film Extrusion Operator
Role Purpose:
To support the business in achieving operational KPI’s and objectives.
Reports To:
Shift Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsibility to produce polythene film products to the required customer specification on extrusion production line(s).
  • Maximisation of production output.
  • Completion of order and blend changes.
  • Carry out and accurately record quality control checks, taking remedial action where required.
  • Working to work order instructions and job specification sheets, and accurately completing all production-related controlled documents, ensuring compliance to customer requirements and quality standards.
  • Promptly notify Lead Operators and/or Shift Manager if the product is out of specification, or there are doubts around final/end use performance or product safety.
  • Ensure raw material supplies and material feed are maintained.
  • Removal and segregation of scrap product following the correct procedure for removal of excess raw materials.
  • Ensure finished product packaging is completed to specification and sufficient to achieve customer expectations.
  • Completion and compliance to all task cards/SOP’s and instructions relevant to operational area.
  • Ensure a thorough accurate handover to next shift is completed.
  • Maintenance of housekeeping, hygiene, and environmental standards.
  • Subject to process experience, assists in direct training of other operators under the direction of Lead Operators and/or Team Supervisor.
  • Participates in training courses and training activities where the company has identified the need.
  • 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 meetings as appropriate.
  • Completion of ad-hoc duties to meet the needs of the business subject to the appropriate training.

Key Behaviours/Values

  • Displays commitment to the health & safety and the wellbeing of co-workers and the environment.
  • Displays commitment to achieving excellence in both quality and extrusion line efficiency.
  • Actively demonstrates support for training and development activities, participating in training where the company has identified a need.
  • Communicates in an open and honest manner demonstrating/promoting company values.
  • Respects the rights, differences, and dignity of all those who work in, and lead our business.

Aintree Plastics Expectations

  • Supports the shift to meet and exceed operational KPI’s including production volume, product safety, quality, waste, and safety performance.
  • Adheres always to safe operating procedures and ensures areas of responsibility remains hazard free as far as is reasonably practicable.
  • Accountability - Takes personal ownership of all aspects of the job role inclusive of all Aintree Plastics policies and procedures.
  • Self-motivated - Creates their own motivation. Self–motivation that displays a willingness to further personal skills and knowledge.
  • Positive attitude - Maintains a positive attitude, even in difficult situations. Promotes team spirit and morale.

Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Experience (Desirable)

  • Level 3 NVQ/SNVQ Blown Film Process.
  • Three years proven experience in a plastics extrusion manufacturing environment (or similar).
  • Shift working experience.
  • Health, safety, hygiene, and environmental awareness training.
  • RITIB FLT License.

About Aintree Plastics

Aintree Plastics is a manufacturer with over 28 years experience of producing bespoke polythene packaging and extruding film in an extensive range of blends, widths, thicknesses and colours.

We manufacture a wide range of converted products suitable for many industrial applications, and we supply all market sectors including the printer, converter, distributor, alongside direct end users.

Aintree Plastics is an equal opportunity employer, so we recognise the importance and value of having a diverse and inclusive workforce, and the benefits that this can bring to both our employees and customers. We are also accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

We are entering an exciting period of growth and expansion to the business and are looking forward to welcoming new members to our team.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to Scott Griffin, Operations Manager, at

Please state in the subject the name of the position that you are applying for, highlight any relevant skills or experience you may have, and why you are interested in this position.

The successful applicant will be selected based on their skills & experience, and interviews will be used in the selection process. A six month probation period must be successfully completed to hold the position permanently.

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