Blown Film Operative

Location: Wrexham
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £10 per hour + 15% Shift Allowance
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gap Personnel are acting as an employment business on behalf of our prestigious client based in Wrexham. Our client has been operating for over 50 years and the future is looking extremely positive for them during these unprecedented times.

Due to a multimillion pound investment at their site they are looking to expand their team by recruiting several skilled operators on permanent basis to be part of an exciting new project.


  • Responsible for operating and optimising the blown film line and associated equipment in order to achieve specified production targets.
  • Ensure the quality standards of the finished product are achieved by carrying out the required testing procedures at the correct periodic intervals.
  • Assisting in routine maintenance of the line and associated equipment.

Key Responsibilities

The Blown Film Operator is accountable for: -

  • Optimising the performance within the bag manufacturing area against the set targets without compromising health and safety in anyway.
  • Routine daily safety/maintenance checks of the blown film line and associated equipment (detailed on a daily/weekly check sheet).
  • Maintaining a continuous supply of feedstock to the line.
  • At shift changeover liaise with other blown film line operators and pass on the relevant information from previous shifts.
  • Ensure the specified housekeeping standards are maintained.
  • Monitoring quality throughout the shift and report to the Supply Chain Supervisor or Shift Manager if the quality is not achievable.
  • Set, monitor and adjust the blown film line and associated equipment to optimise the line simultaneously achieving the specified quality standard.
  • Completing the testing procedures as specified by the Supply Chain Supervisor.
  • Ask the Production section leader for immediate engineering assistance if required.
  • Highlighting machine problems or reporting faults through job requisitions for repair.
  • Assisting the maintenance department engineers (if required) on any breakdown of the blown film line and associated equipment.
  • Immediately inform of any risks, hazards, or unsafe working practices within the blown film line area to the Production Section Leader or Engineering Manager.
  • Ensure items of Personal Protection Equipment and any associated safety equipment supplied are being used in accordance with company practices and procedures.
  • Accurately record all production/test data on the information sheets requested by management and supervision.
  • Packing finished stock in the specified way.


Critical Competencies:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety.
  • Communicating effectively (both orally and in written form).
  • Trust.
  • To be confident in decisions especially with regard to quality standards.
  • Accurate recording of information.
  • Have the ability to drive a counterbalance Fork Lift Truck.
  • Able to set up and operate an extrusion line.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Well defined trouble shooting skills.

Experience Required

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience preferably gained in a high-volume production environment.
  • Equipment set up and processing.

Technical Knowledge Required:

  • Extrusion.
  • Basic mechanical.
  • Materials.
  • Product.

Additional Role Requirements:

  • Results driven.
  • Must have the ability to work shifts.
  • Flexibility to work in other areas of the factory if required.
  • Working to deadlines, at times under pressure.
  • Problem solving.
  • Planning and organisational skills




£10 per hour + 15% Shift Allowance

Hours of Work:

6am – 2pm, 2pm -10pm, 10pm -6am (Rotating weekly) Monday – Friday