Rubber Lab Technician

Rubber Tester

Minimum 8th

Certified training for Junior Rubber Technician/Technical Assistant (programme aligned to RSC/Q 0831 released by Rubber Skill Development Council)

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The tasks a Junior Rubber Technician/Technical Assistant is expected to perform include:

Co-ordinating with team members

Assisting the operators and supervisors to carry out activities as per the production process of the company

Understanding the importance of the activity and the tasks undertaken in the manufacturing processes

Supporting the operators and supervisors to ensure set standards are achieved within the work area

Knowledge of basic chemistry, organic chemistry, environmental chemistry, intrinsic & extrinsic properties and simple chemical calculations

Knowledge of basic polymer science monomers, polymers, classification of polymers (rubber, plastics, fibres and resins), its characteristic features, functionality, etc.

Knowledge of the degree of polymerization, molecular weight & molecular weight distribution, etc.

Knowledge of different rubber production grades

Well-versed with the process of production of natural rubber and types of different NR grades and their applications

Knowledge of different rubber compounding ingredients (fillers, processing aids, vulcanizing system and protective agents and special additives etc.)

Knowledge of reinforcing material (cotton, rayon, nylon, polyester, aramid, steel, hybrid and their application in the rubber industry)

Knowledge of different engineering terminology, their importance and application in rubber industries

Ability to calculate batch weight, specific gravity and cost of compounds

Knowledge of equipment used in latex goods manufacturing (ball mill, colloid mill, pearl mill, attrition mill, planetary mixer, forming machine, dip unit)

Knowledge of different rubber processing operations (pre, during and post)

Knowledge of different moulding operations (compression, transfer, injection and blow moulding), continuous curing

Well-versed with the operation of different measuring equipment like weighing scale, thermometer, pyrometer, vernier scale, pressure gauge, timer, measurement of volume,


Physically fit

Training on the shop floor of the production department

Ability to work independently or in teams

Effective communication skills

Result oriented

Positive attitude

Willingness to work in a factory environment

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle 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, 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

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Rubber Training Institute

Indian Rubber Institute


IL&FS Skills



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