Rubber Lab Chemist

Rubber Compound Tester

Minimum Diploma

Certified training for Lab Chemist- Compound Testing-Batch Release (programme aligned to RSC/Q 0313 released by Rubber Skill Development Council)

Will be updated

The task a Lab Chemist-Compound Testing-Batch Release is expected to perform include:

Testing for batch release by carrying out tests as per laid down methods and specifications

Knowledge of basic chemistry and simple chemical calculations

Knowledge of different standard reference materials

Ability to understand the role of different raw materials in rubber compounding, processing, product manufacturing and performance

Ability to understand the role of rheometry and mooney viscometry, densometer, dispergrader, tensile tester, hardness tester, rebound resilience tester in rubber technology & product manufacturing

Knowledge of testing equipments and related test methods and the purpose of tests

Knowledge of the calibration procedure for test equipment

Familiar with the usage of chemicals, basic sciences and mathematics

Knowledge of methods and techniques used for labelling samples

Well-versed with national and international standard test methods for different compounds

Ability to understand the specifications of tests & their importance in the release system

Knowledge of implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components

Well-versed in personal protective equipment for the work area, cleaning equipment, tools, materials and chemicals used

Ability to follow the manufacturer's instructions on cleaning agents

Knowledge of cleaning the surfaces without causing injury and damage

Ability to check the treated surface and equipment on completion of cleaning

Knowledge of the procedures for disposing off or storing personal protective equipment

Familiar with escalation procedures for soils and stains that could not be removed

Not applicable

Ability to work independently

Sound technical knowledge

Ability to think analytically

Good interpersonal skills

Decision making skills

Interpretation skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include allergic reactions like respiratory tract irritations, asthma, eye irritation, skin rash, etc.

Health risks include exposure to chemical reactions like corrosive, irritating, suffocating, allergic, radioactive, etc.

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 7,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Rubber Industry in India

There are about 6,000 units comprising 30 large scale, 300 medium scale and around 5600 small scale and tiny sector units. Such units manufacture more than 35,000 rubber products, employing 400 hundred thousand people, which involve 22,000 technically qualified support personnel, contributing 40 billion to the National Exchequer through taxes, duties and other levies. The Indian rubber Industry plays a vital role in the Indian national economy as the rubber plantation sector in India produces over 630 hundred thousand tonnes of natural rubber and there is a projected production of more than one million tonnes in the near future.

The Indian rubber industry comprises about 500 large and medium scale units and nearly 5,500 small and tiny units and is highly labour-intensive with 500,000 people directly employed in the industry. The Indian rubber industry consists of around 5,500 units and is dotted with the presence of several small and tiny units. The tyre industry constitutes around 60 per cent of the Indian rubber industry turnover.

With an estimated production of 125 million tyres during FY 2013, the size of the Indian tyre industry is estimated to be 285-290 billion. The auto industry consists of around 39 companies, spread throughout the country, with many being rather small. Tyre companies directly employ over 0.13 million persons of varying skill levels. The tyre industry consumes around 63% of the total Natural Rubber (NR) produced in the country. Since production of NR involves over 1 million growers (farmers), the tyre industry provides gainful employment to nearly 0.5 million growers of NR, a majority of them in the small grower category. This means that there would be an increase in employment opportunities for people in the rubber sector.

Rubber manufacturing companies across India

Rubber testing companies across India

Towns and cities across India