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Extrusion Technician


Do you wish to play an active part in building healthy, sustainable environments?


At Wavin, we have a ‘calling’ … to service. A purpose. To build healthy, sustainable environments. And where is our help most needed? The very places we live in: our cities. Our cities’ drinking water is leaking away, greenery has been disappearing, streets are flooding after heavy rainfall and its sewer systems are outdated, polluting our groundwater. It’s time to join forces and build long-lasting cities. It’s time for you to join our team! 


At Wavin, we engage and collaborate with city leaders, engineers, planners and installers to help make cities future-proof and buildings comfortable and energy-efficient. As a pioneer in sustainable water infrastructure, we focus on creating positive change in the world, guided by our purpose of Building Healthy, Sustainable Environments.


We want to build a team of champions. That’s why Wavin is currently looking for an Extrusion Technician to join our team at Chippenham. If you want to make a difference and work for a purpose-led company, please read on.



The role

Reporting to the Senior Extrusion Technician, the Extrusion Technician will work at our Chippenham site working Monday to Friday 07:00 to 15:00. As the Extrusion Technician you will be responsible for line changing and servicing of the extrusion tools, and to provide technical assistance to the extrusion department with the Chippenham site, however support at our other sites may occasionally be required. You will be optimising the extrusion process, covering tooling, machines, materials and measurement equipment for the manufacturing of pipes and gutter to all the required quality standards. The Extrusion Technician will be monitoring and analysing the lines to identify Continuous Improvement potential.




  • To ensure site compliance with Health and Safety policy and procedures.To ensure that all activities undertaken conform to the appropriate standards and regulations.
  • To ensure timely extrusion line changes so that machines produce at standard output and meet the production plan requirements.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Chippenham improvement plans.
  • To aid production in optimising the extrusion process, such as line speed and weight.
  • To ensure all tooling is correctly serviced and maintained.
  • To complete autonomous maintenance tasks as per schedules. 
  • To provide technical assistance in improvement plans, capital project and new product development.
  • To work with other operational departments.
  • Assisting with and progressing Training with the teams




  • Educated to basic secondary level standard
  • Practical experience of Extrusion manufacturing process - Tool setting, PVC, Terpolymers or Olefin processing is essential
  • Previous experience of short/medium size batch production
  • Able to demonstrate a pro-active approach to all aspects of Health & Safety
  • Able to take direction as well as possessing the ability to plan and organise your own workloads
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Possess a flexible and adaptable work ethic with a willingness to embrace change and improve processes



Wavin offers

Do you want to make a difference by building healthy, sustainable environments? As an international company requiring many different professional skills, we understand and celebrate diversity, inclusion and belonging. At Wavin, we encourage all our employees to develop their talent with great innovative programs, and to become the best version of themselves. Together, as a strong team, we grow, and deliver on our purpose every day.  Wavin is the place to be if you truly wish to make an impact. In addition to working with an enthusiastic, professional team in an international environment, we offer a competitive compensation and benefit package.




Wavin is active in the building and construction industry across multiple continents. Wavin is part of Orbia, a community of companies bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Wavin is backed up by 65+ years of expertise and works with 10’500+ employees in 37 countries worldwide. Wavin is the largest business group in Orbia. Orbia has commercial activities in 100+ countries, 21’000+ employees and 120 production sites.



Contact us

If you have questions or you want to know more about the position, please contact our People Team via To apply, use the apply-button.


We advertise our vacancies to attract candidates. If we need agency assistance, we will contact agencies on our Preferred Supplier List. Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction.



Chippenham, SWD, GB, SN15 5PN