Rubber Technologist

Rubber Technology Expert

Minimum B.E/B.Tech in Rubber Technology

Minimum 2-5 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Technologist, Rubber is expected to perform include:

Developing production processes for manufacture of rubber products

Analysing physical and chemical properties of raw materials

Conducting various test to determine new formulae of production processes

Testing rubber product at each process of production to ensure conformity to specifications

Developing new rubber compounds and processes

Ensuring production of rubber products is as per desired standards

Designing new machinery or equipment or modify existing ones, if required

Well-versed with the production process of rubber products like tyres, tubes, sports goods, rubber gloves, hot bags, etc.

Ability to analyse the physical and chemical properties such as crude rubber, zinc oxide, acids, antioxidants, oils, softeners, colour pigments, etc.

Proficient in evolving formulae for mixing raw materials in different proportions for manufacturing different various domestic and industrial rubber products

Adept in conducting various tests in laboratory by mixing various chemicals with rubber compounds and studying their properties

Well-versed in testing rubber product at each process of production to ensure conformity to prescribed standards and improvement in quality

Knowledge of developing new rubber compounds and processes

Adept in examining finished products for quality, tensile strength, and hardness etc. using different machines

Knowledge of designing new machinery or equipment or make improvement in existing ones

Team player

Good communication skill

Time management skill

Ability to focus for long hours

Problem solving skills

Eye for detail

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 maybe available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 8/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

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

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to rubber compounding additives, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, respiratory problems, dermatologic problems, etc.

For freshers INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 25,000 to INR 35,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years of experience - INR 35,000 to INR 50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Rubber Sector in India

There are about 6000 units comprising 30 large scale, 300 medium scale and around 5600 small scale and tiny sector units. Such units are manufacturing more than 35000 rubber products, employing 400 hundred thousand people, which involves 22000 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 near future.

Indian Rubber Industry is expected to grow at over 8% per annum in this decade and the industry is envisaged to grow at the rate of 8% per annum and the per capita consumption of rubber is at 0.8 kg against 14 kg. There exists a huge scope for expansion and development and exports in coming years.

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. Tyre industry constitutes around 60 per cent of Indian rubber industry turnover.

With an estimated production of 125 million tyres during FY2013, the size of the Indian tyre industry is estimated at 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. 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), 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 the employment opportunities for people in the rubber sector.

Rubber products manufacturing companies across India

Rubber processing companies across India

Petrochemical companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

All IIT?s across India

Indian Rubber Institute

Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association

Indian Institute of Polymer Science

Madras Institute of Technology

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Will be updated