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Extrusion Technician

BrightPath Recruitment

  • Longford / Fermanagh / Sligo
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 22/02/2018
  • Nicola Croke
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Extrusion Technician


Brightpath Recruitment have an opportunity for an Extrusion Technician to join a team of experts in the design, development, manufacturing, and assembly of complex medical devices and components in Co. Roscommon.

 This company creates technologies that can save or enhance people’s lives. They have been in business for over 35 years and because they are creating components or devices that will be used to save or enhance a person’s life, there is a commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality in everything they do.


They are a people-driven company and as such, empower all employees to develop new and better ways of working and to keep growing, personally and professionally. This company is committed to improving the lives of their employees and others through better health and well-being. They sponsor an annual Wellness Week designed to increase awareness around wellness best practices and to create and develop a culture of wellness at all of their sites.

 The Extrusion Technician is responsible for the running of all extrusion products / product iterations & new technology trials, liaising with the technical department on customer requirements with regards to dimensions, performance criteria, materials.

There are open positions at all levels of experience for Extrusion Technicians as our client is expanding.


  • Working with the Technical Supervisor deliver on a production schedule which effectively achieves output targets and delivery dates.
  • Deliver on key performance metrics for the extrusion department.
  • Ensure that products manufactured meet the specifications, performance & quality criteria of end users, customers, regulatory authorities and the company.
  • Maintain effective communication with the Technical Supervisors and the Manufacturing Manager in order to promote awareness of and conform to customer requirements and safety.
  • Support and provide technical input on new products/technologies and customer trials to meet scheduled delivery dates, through direct communication at shift handover meetings/project meetings.
  • Attain technical expertise in extrusion technologies and materials.
  • Work with the Technical Supervisors in implementing training programmes in the extrusion department.
  • Actively lead and participate in work centre improvement groups and project teams to improve quality, reduce costs, eliminate waste and improve working methods, conditions, technology and communications. Utilise the lean manufacturing tools.
  • Support the extrusion manager/project leader on new technology/ tooling/ materials required to meet production and sales objectives.
  • Complete equipment and process validation activities as per the company quality system requirements. 

What you need to succeed

  • A relevant third level Degree
  • Medical device or manufacturing experience and strong technical ability is essential.
  • Previous supervision experience would be an advantage (for senior positions)
  • Hands on experience in extrusion and plastics material knowledge is preferable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Ref: ET0817C
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