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Extrusion Operative

DCW Polymers is a fast-growing, family-run plastic recycling business based in Marsh Barton, Exeter. Due to expansion we are now looking for two new operatives to join our plastic recycling process, in particular on our extrusion line.

The role is full-time and permanent. Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, 07:00 – 15:30 with 30 minute lunch break and 2 x 10 minute breaks.

A key part of recycling plastic involves melting plastics in an extrusion moulding process.


The role of an Extrusion Operative involves the running of our extruder and associated downstream mould systems.
The main responsibility of the role includes:

Running the extruder as efficiently as possible to produce the maximum output per day;
Ensuring that the machine is running in accordance with all relevant health and safety guidelines;
Following any work instructions provided relating to use of materials, moulds, and orders for product;
Carrying out simple routine maintenance of the equipment, tools and moulds to ensure they remain in good working order, and where any defects are identified, notifying the management;
Completing any paperwork related to production, health and safety or otherwise that may be necessary;
Planning and organising all tools, equipment and materials so that daily output targets can be met;
Working as part of a team within the DCW Polymers business, and assisting team members in other aspects of the business where required – this may include sorting and preparation of materials, running other machinery such as shredders, granulators, bandsaws, baler, power tools etc
Carrying out all other reasonable requests within the business
General housekeeping to ensure a clean, tidy and safe workspace

The Extrusion Operator should be punctual, well-organised, methodical, flexible in approach, have a can-do attitude, and be keen to learn and understand the processes of the business.

If you would like to apply please email our Directors at [email protected]

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