Rubber Nursery Employee

Rubber Nursery Operator

Minimum 10th course completed and have good health

Certified training for Rubber Nursery Worker-General (programme aligned to RSC/Q0936 released by Rubber Skill Development Council)

A matriculate with minimum 6 months experience in nursery work is desirable

The tasks a Rubber Nursery Worker-General is expected to perform include:

Carrying out all the labour oriented nursery activities

Completing all the seasonal activities, smooth running of the nursery and production of quality planting materials as envisaged by the organization

Knowledge of sorting the quality rubber seeds

Well-versed with the viability test for assessing the viability of seeds

Knowledge of methods for temporary storage of seeds

Knowledge of land, germination beds, nursery beds

Knowledge of right stage of germinated seeds for planting

Knowledge of different planting techniques and nursery and after care

Well-versed with development and maintenance of bud wood nursery

Well-versed with methodology for developing poly bag and root trainer plants and maintenance

Knowledge of irrigation schedule and methods

Well-versed with types of fertilizers and methods of fertilizer application

Well-versed with suitable indigenous practices for better performance

Ability to develop innovations through experience

Ability to identify problem/conflict

Proficient in reporting to higher authorities

Training in all aspects of labour oriented nursery activities

Diligent and hardworking

Target oriented

Team player

Good communication 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 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 nursery to nursery

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals and pesticides, etc.

Occupational hazards include respiratory problems, asthma, irritation in eyes and skin, workplace injuries, etc.

Will be updated

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.

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 nurseries across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Rubber Training Institute

Indian Rubber Institute


IL&FS Skills



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