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Extrusion Technician

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Reference: SR9200
Closing Date: 17 Feb 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

We are looking for an extrusion technician to join a successful medical device company in the Connacht region.


We are currently looking for an extrusion technician on behalf of our client, a Connacht based medical device manufacturer.

You will be responsible for the running of all extrusion products & new technology trials, liaising with the technical department on customer requirements with regards to dimensions, performance criteria, materials. 

You will also be involved in project management of new equipment / technologies/process developments/lean manufacturing in the extrusion area and on line training of extrusion personnel. 

Alongside this, you will also:

  • Ensure that our products meet the specifications, performance & quality criteria of customers, regulatory authorities and the company. 
  • 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. 
  • Actively lead and participate in 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. 
  • Maintain work areas, equipment and supplies in a manner which conforms to the requirements of the Vention Medical Ireland quality system, particularly housekeeping, GMP and safety. 


A relevant third level degree and/or on the job experience. 

Medical device or manufacturing experience is critical. 

Hands on experience in extrusion and plastics material knowledge. 

Have the ability to effectively manage a simultaneous range of diverse activities. 

A Practical level-headed individual with strong technical ability.


For more information, or to apply, please contact Saoirse on 012784671 or

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Barton House 6 Old Dublin Road Stillorgan Co. Dublin

Rep. Ireland
Tel:  00 353 (1) 278 4671
Fax:  00 353 (1) 278 4672
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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