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Plastic Processing Technician

Cheshire, Warrington
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Plastic Processing Technician required, based in Warrington. Requiring proven industrial experience of processing plastics, including injection moulding and/or extrusion.

Title: Plastic Processing Technician

Location: Warrington

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 (dependent on experience)

Term: Permanent

SRG are working with a global chemical manufacturer who are leaders in several speciality and high-performance chemical markets. Due to expansion, they are now hiring a Plastic Processing Technician to join the Innovation & Technical Team. This role will involve preparing and characterising samples from raw materials using injection moulding and/or extrusion, as well as carrying out performance testing of plastics and bioplastics including mechanical, rheological and thermal properties and would suit candidates which have similar experience.

Benefits: A forward-thinking business with lots of recent investment into their laboratory facilities. 27 days holiday, increasing with length of service, plus 8 bank holidays. 37.5 working hours, 8.30am to 4.30pm (flexible), Monday to Friday. Excellent pension scheme, private health care, annual bonus, Cycle to Work scheme.

Role / Description
  • Prepare and characterise test samples from raw materials via injection moulding or extrusion. This will encompass both routine work and establishing method development studies.
  • Optimise the extrusion and injection moulding process for a variety of plastics and bioplastics.
  • Carry out performance testing of bioplastics including mechanical, rheological and thermal properties.

  • A degree in Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemistry (or similar) or proven industrial experience within extrusion or injection moulding
  • Knowledge of polymeric materials including rubbers, polyurethanes, and plastics

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to . For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Chris on 0161 526 1898.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: chemistry, chemist, analyst, analytical, analyse, analysis, testing, laboratory, chemicals, polymer, graduate, materials science, materials testing, tensile, strength, rheometry, rubber, polyurethane, plastic, impact testing, abrasion testing, injection moulding, extrusion, bioplastic, thermal properties, mechanical, rehological

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Every day, we help high-calibre scientists, clinical professionals and engineers of all levels build great careers. We are dedicated to providing the best solutions for the broad-based science community, whether temporary or permanent recruitment, cutting-edge managed solutions, or contract scientific and clinical services through Synergy, our unique CRO.


We have established relationships with world-class leaders and small-scale start-ups alike. Our clients value our in-depth regional knowledge developed through our presence across the UK and Europe, and our national exposure that means we offer jobseekers an unrivalled range of career opportunities.



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