Autoclave Operator

Minimum 10th

Certified training for Autoclave Operator (programme aligned to RSC/Q 0210 released by Rubber Skill Development Council)

Worked as a semi-skilled helper for 3-6 months in the same role

The tasks an Autoclave Operator is expected to perform include:

Feeding the rubber compound and other materials into an autoclave unit

Performing the curing operation

Knowledge of how to adjust pressure and its importance

Familiar with the functioning of valves, traps, venting and draining operations

Knowledge of tolerance levels for various parameters such as temperature and pressure

Knowledge of setting the parameters for an autoclave system and the correlation between steam temperature and pressure

Knowledge of various abnormalities and a suitable response for abnormalities in equipment performance

Familiar with the implications of delays in the preparation process

Familiar with types of defects leading to rejections and their indicators, reasons and possible solutions

Well-versed in cleanliness and safety requirements for commencing an autoclave batch operation

Ability to respond to emergencies like power failures, fire, system failures and manual intervention to avoid disasters

Ability to cure an operation using an autoclave machine

Well-versed in cleanliness and safety requirements for commencing an autoclave operation

Knowledge of hot air and open steam curing techniques using autoclaves

Knowledge of step curing of thick products using autoclaves

Familiar with the operation of autoclave units (equipment working, possible setting levels and

typical processes followed for different batches)

Ability to adjust the pressure and the correlation between steam temperature and pressure

Familiar with the effects of improper curing, temperature, cycle time and pressure on the properties of rubber products

Knowledge of the process and importance of quality checks

Familiar with the types of defects leading to rejections and their indicators, reasons and possible solutions

Knowledge of the cooling procedure for cured compounds

Familiar with batch marking techniques

Knowledge of the implications of incorrect batch marking

Physically fit

Training in the operation of machinery

Ability to work independently and in teams

Disciplined and alert

Ability to follow instructions

Willingness to work in a high temperature environment

Good mathematical skills

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, eyes irritations, skin rash, fatigue, tiredness, etc.

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

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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


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